OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

Thank You!

We would like to thank the parishioners of St. Isidore's Catholic Church ,
as well as the staff and parents of St. Isidore's School,
for your overwhelming generosity to each year's mission!

 
   
Mission: To provide Christmas time assistance of food and gifts to the needy in our community.
   
History:

Operation Santa Claus started slowly, sometime in the 1970s. In 1984 we became affiliated (toys only) with the CAN* "Toys for Tots" program. In 2000 we became affiliated with the Red Cross after CAN discontinued the "Toys for Tots." Currently this program is coordinated by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Isidore. For more information please email .

   
Assistance:

We are collecting gifts, blankets, tarps, socks, hats, gloves and personal care items for the guests of our Holiday dinner on Dec 2, 2012 in the parish hall.

 

 

St. Nicholas of Bari


Bishop of Myra (Fourth Century) Feast day Dec. 6. The great veneration with which this saint has been honored for many ages and the number of altars and churches which have been everywhere dedicated in his memory are testimonials to his holiness and of the glory which he enjoys with God. St. Nicholas is venerated as the patron saint of several classes of people—especially in the East, of sailors, and in the West, of children. The former is probably due to the legend that during his lifetime, he appeared to storm-tossed mariners who invoked his aid off the coast of Lycia and brought them safely to port. His parents died when he was a young man, leaving him well off and he determined to devote his inheritance to works of charity, giving rise to his patronage of children and various observances, ecclesiastical and secular, connected therewith (especially in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands) and the giving of presents in his name at Christmas time. This custom in England is not a survival from Catholic times. It was popularized in America by the Dutch Protestants of New Amsterdam who had converted the popish saint into a Nordic magician (Santa Claus=Sint Klaes= Saint Nicholas) and was apparently introduced into this country by Bret Harte.

Christian Action Network (CAN)
Parish Directory
Home