November 23, 2013

Christmas Toy Drive Through Friday, December 13: We are collecting new, unwrapped Christmas presents for the children in two Outreach programs we support in East Harlem: Little Sisters of the Assumption, Steps to End Family Violence, and Escalera. For many years, the generosity of CHR parishioners has been an important part of Christmas for children who have been displaced from their homes, are living in at-risk situations, or who have an incarcerated parent.

Gifts are needed for children in ages as follows;
1 month to 12 months:   15 Girls        21 Boys
1 to 2 yrs                           20 girls        32 Boys
2 to 3 yrs                          28 girls        25 Boys
3 to 4 yrs                            8 girls          11 Boys

Please purchase an appropriate gift, and help make a child’s Christmas more joyful. Please do not wrap gifts. If you would prefer to contribute to this effort by writing a check to CHR (please write “Toy Drive” in the memo line of the check), We will shop for you. All toys and checks must be at the church no later than December 13 in order to distribute the gifts to the agencies in time for their Christmas celebrations. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Rupert at 212 595 7984 or

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Open my lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence
and take not your holy Spirit from me.

Give me the joy of your saving help again
and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.