Parish Advent Project: Nov 1 - Dec 4

Let's Bring Christmas to St. Charles & St. Agnes Catholic Schools!

Our Lady of Joy Parish is committed to continuing our longstanding tradition of providing Christmas presents to the 220 PreK-8 students at St. Agnes Catholic School in Phoenix and the 150 K-6 students at St. Charles Apache Mission School on the San Carlos Reservation. This marks our parish’s 14th year of support for St. Agnes students and the 20th year of supporting the students at St. Charles.

As we did last year, we will conduct a cash/check only drive at all Masses on the weekends of Nov 26/27 and Dec 4/5. For your convenience, envelopes will be distributed the first weekend of the drive. You may also send/drop off your check early to the parish office anytime in November. Please write checks to Our Lady of Joy designating ADVENT PROJECT in the memo line.

The teachers and staff at these schools will determine the wants and needs for the students at each grade level. For many of these children, these will be the only Christmas presents they receive. With your help, we will make Christmas a little brighter for the students in these underserved communities.