Dorothy Day, Doves & DCF
Who doesn't love spaghetti and meatballs? On the first Thursday of each month we provide the ingredients for a nourishing Italian-style meal for the folks who will be eating at the Dorothy Day Hospitality House in Danbury. Rumor has it that parishioners often eat a similar meal on the first Thursday, too.
Our Doves program is a way for us to reach out to the neediest in our area at Christmastime. Each Advent we pick a "Dove" from our Christmas tree. We buy the gift specified for the recipient on the dove. Then the gifts are delivered in time to help someone local have a better Christmas in the name of Christ.
We have a close working relationship with our Covenant to Care Social Worker at the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Danbury. Each Christmas and Easter we receive a list of local families who cannot afford to put a lavish meal on their tables. We team up to provide a wonderful feast for these families. Parishioners love to provide the holiday baskets for this long established and much loved outreach program in our parish.