St. Mary’s Angel Tree is a rich tradition that has been done for many years through the watchful and loving eyes of the Liturgy Committee. This year two Angels responded to God’s call to keep the tradition alive and the “Angel Tree” went up the first weekend of Advent as it always has. Becky Feagan, a former St. Mary’s teacher and Lindsey Cork a St. Mary’s alumna, class of '08, took on co-chairing the project. With the help of many others, 580 angels were hung on the “Angel Tree” and Christmas dreams fulfilled thanks to St. Mary’s parishioners opening their wallets and hearts to strangers who would be overjoyed by the gifts and the generosity. To watch a young father, who had just worked his first day on a new job—his first job in two years, place his hands on his face in disbelief as he goes to the pew assigned to his family and to gasp, “I don’t think I have room in my car.” - that’s what makes the Angel Tree job so fulfilling. To hear young parents, say the Angel Tree is a family tradition; that each child in their family can choose an angel and as a family they go out shopping for someone they’ll never meet—they’ll never see the joy and excitement on their Christmas morning, but can only imagine it – that’s the best gift families can give to their family- placing the needs of others before their own! The Angel Tree tradition lives on!
School News 2016-2017
Angel Tree 2016 Goes on Because of Angels Among Us