Christmas Sharing – a few of the thank you notes we received…

The following are some excerpts of the thank you notes sent to the parish community for gifts received this past Christmas! Again thanks to all of our parishioners who participated and were so generous this year!!

“I am humbled and grateful to you and a special thank you for the Christmas gifts given to both my daughters. I really appreciate them. Both daughters loved these gifts and they pray for your long life and health. My family members will participate with your community in prayers.”

“Words cannot express enough appreciation for your kindness. The gifts provided for my son were perfect and loved. My son and I had a rough year. This has been draining emotionally and financially. God bless you for your help.”

“Dear St. Raphael Church, I wanted to write this letter of appreciation. You have made this the best Christmas for my daughters. Their faces were so thankful for the wonderful gifts that were given to them. Everything was beautiful and fit perfectly. The girls were so pretty with their new clothes and can’t wait to return to school to show how pretty they are. Thank you so much for making my little girls happy for this holiday season. Thank you again and again.”

“Our family was blessed by all the wonderful gifts from the Christmas Sharing Ministry. We would like first to thank God for each and every one that served and the St. Raphael families that gave unconditional time, support and finances. Merry Christmas and a Very Blessed New Year!!”

“Words cannot be expressed fully for the kindness you Expressed by your gifts. The year has been extremely hard for me. Your sharing and giving took the weight off me this Christmas which was a miracle from our heavenly Father. I would like to say thank you and may our heavenly Father rain down many blessings upon you.”

“Thank you so much for helping out our family this year! My Son loved everything! Thanks for making my son smile this Christmas. It means the world to us that there are people to still help families like me in need. Have a Merry Christmas”

“I wanted to extend a very special thank you from Riverwalk Adult Day Services. As you can see from our Facebook post, St. Raphael made our participants very happy with the Christmas gifts that were sent. Please extend our thank you to all of those involved in making this a very special Christmas.”

From the Teen Parent Connection:

“Dear Parishioners, We are so appreciative of your generous donation to our 2018 Holiday Program! The toys, gift cards, and baby items you donated helped to make the holidays special for over 100 young families who visited our holiday shopping room on December 17th and 18th. Our young moms and dads appreciate every item they receive through the Holiday Program. Many times this is the only way they can provide gifts for their family.”