As you begin your Christmas shopping this year, consider honoring friends and family and fighting hunger with the “purchase” of a farm animal from Heifer International, purchased in honor of your special someone, that brings health and hope to people in need. Better still, your gift multiplies as the first offspring of that farm animal is passed on to another family in need – then they also agree to pass on an animal of equal value, and so on. Your kind gift is much more than one animal – it’s the gift of hope for an entire community. Parishioners may purchase their gifts after masses this weekend and the next in the Gathering Space. You can honor your loved ones with gifts of $10 or more, and you will receive a handsome gift card to place under the tree. Checks, cash and credit cards accepted.