The purpose of the Military Care Ministry is to recognize and show support to active military personnel that are family members and friends of St. Edith Stein parishioners. We host four activities throughout the year.
SES Military Care Package Drive
Pick Up: November 5 & 6
Drop Off: November 12 & 13
In November 2008, we began the Military Care Ministry. To date we have sent out more than 3,500 care packages to military men and women stationed overseas. We send these special packages to the husbands, sons, brothers, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews of our own St. Edith Stein parishioners. Most of them are the ones with their pictures in the Display of Valor in the narthex of the church. Also, because the care packages had impacted them so much, some of those same men and women have requested packages sent to their replacements.
Each drive, we determine which SES military are deployed and who have returned home. We divide the packages that are received and send them to the men and their units who are currently deployed. Due to your overwhelming generosity, we are usually able to send 15 to 20 boxes to each one to support their unit. We have received numerous thank you letters that appreciate the generosity and quality of the care packages. They made a tremendous impact on those so far from home. Your care packages have touched many lives and are so appreciated by the men and women who receive that touch of support and encouragement from home. Those thank you letters and pictures are shared in the book next to the Display of Valor.
Please consider filling a care package or two to send to one of our own! Thank you again for your support and generosity in supporting our St. Edith Stein Military men, women and their families!
Veteran’s Day Mass
Sunday, November 13, 2016
11:00 AM Mass
The St. Edith Stein Community & Military Care Ministry would like to invite our St. Edith Stein Veterans and their families to celebrate mass together and honor their service to our country and our community. Reception following in Carmel Hall.
1. Display of Valor
To recognize, honor and pray for our active military personnel that are famiy members of SES parishioners by displaying their photo and where they are stationed.
2. Military Care Package Drives
Memorial Day (May) & Veterans Day (November)
Volunteers are needed on the weekends that we hand out and collect the care packages from parishioners. Help is also needed filling out custom forms to send boxes overseas and also preparing boxes.
3. Veteran's Day Mass & Reception
An opportunity each November to honor and recognize our SES Veterans. Volunteers are needed to set up, decorate and help organize this special event.
4. Fisher House (VA Hospital)
Supporting the Fisher House Veteran's Families by preparing a meal once a month. A social activity is also planned once or twice each year with the help of the Knights of Columbus.
Ready to get involved? Email email@example.com or call the parish office at 281.492.7500.
Some thank you letters we have received:
1) I just recieved your care package today and id like to thank you and everyone else involved. I really appreciate the thought that went into the package and will be sharing with my fellow handlers here at Camp Havoc.
Again thank you very much! Everything is much appreciated.
2) Thank you for all the care packages we really appreciate everything you have sent. Here is a picture of me and my Military Working Dog Rroddie.