Paulist Productions is proud to announce two wonderful holiday programs for the whole family to enjoy!
The Paulist Fathers’ Film and Television Ministry, based in Los Angeles, recently released Christmas for a Dollar, a wonderful holiday movie reminding us that “money isn’t what makes Christmas full of love, joy and miracles.” The movie is now available on DVD through the Paulist Press. To order yours, go to their website, www.PaulistPress.com, and search “Christmas for a Dollar.” They make great stocking stuffers! The movie will also premiere on the Cable Channel UP TV (Formerly GMC/Gospel Music Channel) on Sunday, December 15th. Check your cable carrier for the air time and channel number.
Paulist Productions will also produce a Christmas Eve Special A New York Christmas to Remember for the CBS television network. It will be filmed at New York City’s St. Paul the Apostle Church, the mother church of the Paulist Fathers. The one-hour special of Bible lessons and Christmas carols will air nationally on December 24 at 11:35 p.m. Eastern/Pacific (10:35 Central) in place of The David Letterman Show. The Special will feature the Nativity Story as told by Regis Philbin and dramatized by puppets created by the late Jane Henson.
For more information about Paulist Productions visit www.paulistproductions.org.
Following the typhoon that hit the Philippine Islands and other nations, the needs of those affected are immense. If you would like to help, we suggest you make a donation to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the overseas relief agency of the Catholic Church in the United States. You can make a donation by clicking on the link below:
If you prefer mail your donation, please send it to the following address:ATTN: Typhoon Haiyan Philippines Emergency Appeal Catholic Relief Services 3525 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60653
Thank you for your continued prayers, engagement, and financial support for the Phase III project. The positive momentum and commitment we’ve seen from everyone is amazing.
So far we’ve received $960k in pledges and donations, as we push towards our next commitment milestone of $1.5M by Dec 31st. This is an important milestone for the project. Each parishioner, with their family, is asked to reflect on the value of the Old St. Mary’s Parish Center and consider the years that they and their families have been and will be a part of the Old St. Mary’s Community.
Another major part of our overall strategy includes sponsorship and financial support from our local businesses. As we continue building and establishing these long term relationships, there are two ways you can help: 1) Take advantage of your company’s matching program – Many companies will match the gifts their employees give to non-profit organizations. Old St. Mary’s is a designated 501(c)3 organization. A sample list of companies can be found on the Old St. Mary’s school website - www.osmschool.com/giving/matching-gift-companies/ 2) Explore you company’s interest or community relations contacts – Old St. Mary’s is looking for those companies interested in partnering with us. You could enable us to meet with the right business leaders from our community. We have a compelling story, and we’d like an opportunity to share it.
These are exciting times knowing that our community will soon have a much needed facility where we can gather, celebrate, learn, perform, compete, play and serve. Please join us to complete the vision of the Old St. Mary’s campus and support our tremendous growth as we continue to serve our Church, our children, and the South Loop neighborhood. We will need support from our entire Old St, Mary’s community to ensure the success of this project. To make a donation or pledge to support the Parish Center Project, you can visit www.givecentral.org. Put in zip code 60605 and search for Old St. Mary’s. Please feel free to contact the Old St. Mary’s administrative office with any questions.