Appalachian Mission Project


Dear fellow parishioners, the time to demonstrate the generosity of our hearts through supporting the Appalachian Christmas Program has again arrived. Due to the flooding that impacted people across eastern Kentucky, the need is even greater! We will collect items from Sunday, September 25 to Sunday, October 30. Donations may be left in the baskets at the front of the Church or can also be taken to the parish office during open hours. A list of desired donations is posted above the baskets. Here is a list of suggested items for donation: diaper s & pins, blankets & bedding, sleepers, crib mobiles & other baby toys, powder & lotions, shirts, rattles, teethers, pull toys, soft toys, cars & trucks, blocks, balls, dolls, games marbles, jump ropes, coloring books & crayons, jacks, markers, socks & underwear, basic school supplies, cosmetics, sports equipment, batteries, music boxes, wallets, sweatshirts, fishing equipment, camouflage vests, hair barrettes, radios, watches, purses, belts, flashlights, toiletries, hunting clothes, typing paper, backpacks, books, powder/lotion, slippers, larger-size shirts, sweatsuits, purses, scarves, kitchen items, socks/knee highs, jewelry, nail clippers, towels, sheets (twin or regular size) coats and shoes (any size), craft kits, wrapping paper, ornaments, and dried fruits/nuts/hard candies. All candies/fruits/nuts should be boxed separately and sealed to keep moisture out. No canned goods. Lotions/ shampoo should be in a ziplocked bag. This year, we will be collecting bicycle, tricycle, & kiddie cars (in new condition). Checks should be made out to Queen of All Saints Chur ch, 90 Railroad St. P.O. Box 5643, Beattyville, KY 41311, St. Francis of Assisi Church, 147 Bryan St. Pikeville, KY 41501, Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd, Sr. Susan Marie Pleiss, OSF, P.O. Box 473, Campton, KY 41301, or Holy Family Catholic Church, Sr. Marge Eilerman, OSF 1439 KY-11S, Booneville, KY 41314. Please be generous to the Lord’s poorest of the poor. Remember, everything must be new. Thank you for your generosity. For questions, please contact Louise Gerken or Rick & Jan Ryan.