Help Needed by Big Brother Big Sister

Dear Parishioners

First of all, I want to thank you for supporting my efforts to keep Big Brothers Big Sisters of Burke County going strong for 22 years! Bowling for Kids’ Sake, like many other non-profit events, must have a different look and different way of raising funds. But, as you can imagine, their means of collecting donations has become quite challenging. Sooooo, I am helping out by asking you to donate, any amount you can, to Terri’s Team. You can find my team under the register for Bowl For Kids Sake, then go to bowl with Burke County tab scrolling down to click on my team and hit the Donate button.

If you don’t want to do an online donation, you can just mail it or bring it to Mary in the church office. Please make checks payable to: BBBS. If you have any Questions, feel free to call me (828-432-6499) or email me (

Thank you Terri Martino

Guardian Angel Tree Program

The Community Ministries Commission has decided to embark upon a new project for the children involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. BBBS are supported monthly by the St. Charles tithing program. The commission has decided to make each child’s birthday a special event by having a Guardian Angel Tree in the church hallway. Children with a birthday during the month will have a name tag with their name, age, and birthday wishes listed on the tag. Please select a tag and donate a birthday gift. Bring it back to the church, and the gifts will in turn be given to the child’s mentor for special delivery to the child. Members of the commission will also provide a birthday cake bag to the child. This program will run for a year starting in March 2020. Many of the families do not have the resources to provide gifts to their children, so we are asking for your help in giving them a blessed birthday. Please pray for this program. God Bless and Thank you. Rita Gallagher, Chair