Help for Santa

Last year, we helped Santa, and he really appreciated it! It has continued to be a tough time and even more so this year. This year, we are again hoping to help Santa and try to make a difference to some children this Christmas through the Capuchin Day Centre.  Due to COVID-19, the Capuchin Day Centre can only accept new toys, so I am asking if you could buy one or two small toys – they cannot be big toys as those families living in hotels or hostels, or in cars, do not have the room for anything big – and could you bring them to either of our churches on the following Sundays… if you are not able to attend the service, please aim to arrive at the end of the service to drop off the items:

Sunday 11th December 2022 to St Thomas’ Church which has a service at 10.00 (finishes at 10.40),
or to
St Philip and St James’ Church which has a service at 8.30 (finishes at 9.00), and at 11.00, (finishes at 11.45), and a Sausage Service at 18.30 hours (finishes at 19.00).

I will also be in St Philip and St James’ on Sunday 11th December 2022 to receive your items 17.00-18.00, before the Sausage Service, and on Tuesday 13th December 2022, 19.00-20.00.

I have to deliver the items into the Capuchin Day Centre on Wednesday 14th December 2022, so we have to have them before that day.

Santa needs long-johns, socks etc too!
Thank you too to those who have donated brand new pairs of long-johns (underwear) which have been hugely appreciated by The Alice Leahy Trust for their service users.  As you can imagine, it is bitterly cold living on the streets at this time of the year.  People have been very generous with donating long-johns and ski underwear, and we would be delighted to pass on more, new long-johns, new warm socks, new gloves and new hats.  Warm jackets in good condition would also be great.

In working with Protestant Aid, the Dublin SIMON Community and the Capuchin Day Centre, we can give a little love this Christmas, and that is exactly what Christmas is… God coming to earth in human form because he loves us, and to show us through Jesus Christ how to love and to care.