At the end of each mass Knights and their families were stationed in the Narthex and outside the church. Each participant held a simple placard announcing the collection. Our priests and deacon announced the Knight’s program at the conclusion of each mass and the parish support was outstanding. A total of $2,405.44 was collected. Each dollar will be matched for a total benefit of $4,810.88.
The monies are used by The Military Order of the Purple Heart to send amputee in-patients home for Christmas. This project benefits soldiers, sailors and marines in Ft. Bragg and Camp Lejeune. Last year there were 145 amputees in this group. This year there are about 185.
Thank you one and all for your generosity.