Trumbull CT – Knights of Columbus Council #5806 at the Parish of St. Catherine of Siena (220 Shelton Road, Trumbull) is hosting an Easter Basket & Easter Food Drive on the weekend of March 20-21, to support families in Trumbull and inner-city Bridgeport.
Participants may pick up an empty Easter basket at any Mass on the weekend of March 6/7 or March 13/14, and fill it using the list provided with the basket. Or participants can sign up to support a family online; details are on our Parish Website, www.stcathtrumbull.com. Please return the donations in a sealed bag with the ‘Sponsor a Family’ number attached. The following items are requested for the Easter Baskets: Easter basket ‘grass’, a chocolate/treat for each child, a small toy/activity for each child, such as: Chocolate Bunnies, Jelly Beans, Peeps, Chocolate Eggs, Stuffed Animal/Doll, Puzzles, Books. All donations should be in their original sealed container. Donors are encouraged to be creative, keeping an Easter theme in mind.
Food collected will benefit families at the Trumbull Food Bank, Blessed Sacrament Church, St. Charles Borromeo Church, St. Mary Church, and Convent of Mary Immaculate, who are experiencing increased need this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Financial donations are welcome. The Knights Council will buy food, which will be divided equally among the charities. Please make your check payable to St. Catherine of Siena. Write “Easter Drive” in the memo line. Parishioners and non-parishioners are welcome to participate!
The food banks’ greatest needs include: tuna fish, mac & cheese, canned pasta, pasta & sauce, peanut butter, canned fruit, canned soups, bread, granola bars, energy bars, pop tarts, apple sauce, small cereal boxes, Gatorade, bottled water, juice boxes. Plus toiletry items such as soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, etc. Additionally, the Convent of Mary Immaculate cares for very young children, and is in need of baby food, diapers, and formula.
Donations will be collected by a contact free drive through option from 10:00am – 12:00pm on Saturday, March 20 and from 11:00am – 12:00pm on Sunday, March 21, in the parking lot in front of the McClinch Family Center. Donations will also be collected in the lobby of the church at all Masses on Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21. The Mass schedule is Saturday at 4:00pm and 7:15pm, and on Sunday at 7:30am, 9:00am and 11:00am. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, seat reservations are required for Mass. There is no charge for seat reservations to attend Mass. The reservation portal opens on Tuesdays at 10:00am. The link to register is on the Parish Website at www.StCathTrumbull.com.
St. Catherine’s Council #5806 was chartered in 1966 through the vision and foresight of Msgr. Edward D. Halloran. The Council is proud to have grown to over 100 members, dedicated to the exemplification of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Council #5806 is an extremely motivated, visible and active Council. It works closely with Saint Catherine of Siena Parish and its community by providing funds and services for various projects and activities. It also supports many worthy charitable causes through donations and volunteer efforts. The Council is guided by the Knights of Columbus “Faith in Action” program model by coordinating its programs and efforts towards Faith, Family, Community and Life.
Additionally, other initiatives of the Social Justice & Charitable Outreach Team include: school supplies drive, toiletry drive, hat, coat & sweater drive, other emergency food drives, annual Parish giving tree, pro-life baby shower, and many more. For more information on the Social Justice and Charitable Outreach ministry at St. Catherine of Siena in Trumbull, contact Salvatore Spadaccino, Coordinator of Social Justice and Charitable Outreach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Parish of Saint Catherine of Siena warmly welcomes anyone who is new to our area, anyone who is searching for the truth, or anyone who is looking for a spiritual home. We are joyfully and faithfully Roman Catholic in belief and practice – a community of faith, worship, service, and formation – and with open hearts we invite all our brothers and sisters into a living and saving friendship with the Lord Jesus Christ, in the communion of His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. We are conveniently located at 220 Shelton Road in the Nichols area of Trumbull.