Beginning this weekend the Holy Cross Church and Saint Joseph Cathedral Christmas “Giving Trees” will be located in the Narthex (Broad Street entrance) and by the Fifth Street side entrance of the Cathedral. The trees will be decorated with scrolls for residents of Bryden Place and Christmas, ornaments for the Joint Office for Inner-city Needs – J.O.I.N. – and tags for some of our parishioner families who are having a difficult time. The scrolls request participants to purchase a Christmas gift for a resident living at Bryden Place. The gifts will be collected each week to be delivered to residents on Monday, December 21st. Ornaments for J.O.I.N. will offer a suggestion for a gift card on the back. The gift card and ornament should be placed in an envelope marked J.O.I.N. and dropped in the Offertory basket. The gift cards will be delivered to J.O.I.N. to help those in need during and after the Christmas season. If you have registered your Kroger card to benefit Saint Joseph Cathedral, why not buy the gift card there so the Cathedral will receive a percentage back? A 2-for-1 blessing! Thank you for caring for the needs of others and for your generosity during this season of giving!