“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’”
We are commanded to love God and to love our neighbor. These two commandments fuse together when we serve the poor because Jesus identifies himself with poor . It is in service of the poor that we serve God and encounter “the body of the Lord, who suffers in them.”
St. Andrew Giving Tree
“The challenge of Christmas is this: justice is what happens when all receive a fair share of God’s world and only such distributive justice can establish peace on earth.”
- John Dominic Crossan
For over 35 years, the St. Andrew Giving Tree has provided parishioners with an opportunity to put their faith into action and bring the Joy of Christmas to the poor and vulnerable in our community. Each year, St. Andrew Parishioners provide over 3,300 gifts to local organizations that work with the poor and advance social justice by addressing the underlying social and economic structures that cause poverty.
Parishioners are invited to volunteer and support this seasonal effort by joining the planning team, assisting with set up and take down, and by purchasing gifts for families in need.
For more information please contact Drew Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-651-7486