Please join us for our upcoming Gift of Hope fundraising event, benefitting Catholic Family Services, on Saturday April 10th on Duluth Avenue in front of the Cathedral of St. Joseph. This will be an outdoor candlelight vigil, “Lighting the Path to Hope and Healing”, bringing people together to hear inspirational messages from Bishop Donald DeGrood and CFS Exec Director Emily Leedom, along with beautiful praise and worship music from Jon Konz. A moment of remembrance will take place to honor long-time CFS Director, Dr Marcie Moran, who passed away January 21st.
Gift of Hope candles and luminaries will be pre-sold and ceremonially lit during this event. Proceeds from these sales benefit the Gift of Hope Endowment Fund. Through this fund, CFS is able to offer programs that support human flourishing in times of grief, uncertainty or transition. Your participation supports: Camp Sydney (a youth grief camp), support groups for separated & divorced, grief support groups, counseling for high school students and teachers, pornography education & prevention, healing retreats, natural family planning and so much more!
These candles and luminaries can be personalized to remember or honor individuals or any specific prayer intention you may have. The light of a candle is a powerful symbol for us. It signifies God’s presence and beckons us to remain present with Him. Christ tells us, “I have come to the world as its light, to keep anyone who believes in me from remaining in the dark” John 12:46
We will be pre-selling the candles and luminaries. If you are unable to attend the event in person, we will light and display them on your behalf. For more information and to order, visit ccfesd.org, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 605-988-3765.