Jesus challenged us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. A great way to love your neighbor is by volunteering for the Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity Catholic Build!
Habitat for Humanity is providing us a chance to, once again, extend a helping hand by practicing our faith to help another Catholic family. The crew from Saint Bernadette Parish will be working on Thursday, April 4; Thursday, May 2 at different locations (see link below for details.)
We are in need of a site support person, a meal provider(s), and crew members.
Please go to the website: https://foxcitieshabitat.volunteerhub.com/lp/stbernadette to find out how you can help.
We will also be making a financial contribution of $5,000 to the 2019 Build. We are incorporating this collection with our Lenten Mission Collection. If we do not reach our goal. we will have a special collection in early May. We ask you to share your time, talent and treasure. Thank you!
***Update from Tom Simon, Director of Development:
God bless you all! Francisco and Maria got the keys to their new home this last Saturday. I am getting the photos processed but wanted to give you a couple right now.
To say the family is grateful is a vast understatement. Francisco is a great man but every volunteer loved Maria. She is an incredible woman of faith. She spoke at the dedication to thank everyone but especially God. She said when she came near the house near completion, and the light showed off the glass, that she truly felt that God was at the home. That it was blessed by all of you.
Thank you all for making me proud to be Catholic. You all came out in awful weather. You did the work under brutal conditions, and you built a great Catholic family with 5 kids a wonderful home. God bless you all!
Maria wrote a note and met with me 3 times trying to find the right Bible verse for it. She wanted you to have it and asked if you would consider putting a piece of it in your bulletin. She wanted every parishioner to know she is grateful. And, if you attended the dedication, you could see she prepared enough food we probably could have fed them all!
“Catholic Build” will be the spring of each year. Hope to work with you again.