The month of October continued our successful year that the St. Mary’s Outreach Committee with even more wonderful generosity on the parts of our beloved church members. Thanks!!!!

3Our parish must really love dogs and cats! We were able to collect over $350 worth of Dog and Cat Food in honor of St. Francis Feast Day and the Blessing of the Animals. The collection, consisting of dry and wet dog and cat foods, treats and toys were delivered to the Halifax Humane Society here in Daytona and the volunteers were thrilled to receive the donations. The resident prospective adoptive pets received them with open paws! Some of the collection will be shared with the Halifax Humane Society Thrift Shop for those that come in search of pet food at a reduced price for those elderly and needy on a budget and the proceeds will benefit not only them, but their pets and ultimately the animals!

Thanksgiving is coming up quickly. This year, we will be working with Halifax Urban Ministry. St. Mary’s Outreach is asking that you purchase or help donate towards a Publix Gift Card for a needy family which will be distributed through HUM’s food pantry to have a turkey on the table for Thanksgiving. Suggested amounts to cover a 14-16 pound turkey are $15-20. If you cannot purchase the card yourself, checks can also be made out to St. Mary’s with a notation for “Outreach Thanksgiving Turkey Gift Card Collection” in the memo portion of the check. Outreach will purchase the card on your behalf. The collection will run from October 18 to November 15th. Purchased cards can be given to Danielle Rogers, Kathy Munroe, Kathy Schuh, Deb Konkos or to Jackie Block in the office.

The Outreach Committee is sending a reminder of St. Mary’s participation in ERD – Episcopal Relief 1Development. We are collecting donations from now until Sunday, January 17th, and a donation will also be made from We would like to make a single presentation at the Diocese of Central Florida Convention on January 22/23. If you would like to make a donation on your own please do so marking St. Mary’s Daytona Beach please sending a copy to Danielle Rogers. The website you can access is:

Monetary donations from Mission and Outreach this month were: HUM Bridge of Hope – $250 and The 2American Cancer Society – $250.

The food collection for the HUM Food Pantry for the Month of November is “Thanksgiving sides and fixins” – Mashed Potatoes, Yams, Cranberry Sauce, gravy mix, rice, canned veggies such as collard greens, green beans, cream of mushroom soup and canned fried onions. (Note: The items will be given along with our turkey gift cards by the HUM food pantry to the neediest families.


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