Back in 1990 when we held our first Adopt a Family Christmas program, little did we know that thirty-one years later we would still be thinking of ways to help our disadvantaged brothers and sisters in downtown Los Angeles. BUT, here we are today, 2021 – nineteen months after the start of the pandemic and we are still experiencing challenges with the Corona-virus and the hardships that faces these families.
For families living in poverty, the Christmas Season has always presented a particular hardship. Holidays should be a joyful time, but for impoverished families it is a time of even greater financial challenge and worry. Unfortunately, we know that this year will be even more difficult as the pandemic is having a
disproportionate impact on the poor and marginalized. Our help is more important than ever!
With this in mind, I invite you to be a part of our Adopt-A-Family Program. Once again because of Covid-19 restrictions, we have had to redesign the program for this year. It may look different, but what has not changed is our commitment to turning our hearts and eyes toward those families and children who need our support more than ever during this Christmas Season.
Let us remember the words of Pope Francis:
“Christmas is the feast of love incarnate and born for us in Jesus Christ. He is the light of mankind shining in the darkness, giving meaning to human existence and to the whole of history.”
My friends, I know that all of you are facing tough challenges and carrying many burdens as we continue to live through this pandemic. The hope of better times is beginning to be felt by us all as we begin to return to some normalcy in our daily lives. But I ask that we can share some of this faith by lifting the spirits and burdens of those greatly in need. Let us do just that and fill their lives with the blessings of the Newborn King and the magic of Christmas.
Please browse our website where you will find ways in which you can participate in the 2021 Adopt a Family program. I hope you will join us. A contribution of any size or type will be deeply appreciated. And on behalf of all whose lives you will touch, I thank you.
May God bless you and your loved ones during this Season of Grace!
Rev. Msgr. Terrance Fleming
This year, we will not be having our normal Delivery Day volunteer opportunity. Please Come Back for 2022!