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As we celebrate this Advent Season it has been our tradition to share our blessings with those less fortunate. This year, more than ever, there is a great need to bring a little Christmas joy to all those in need in our community. 

Our Angel Advent Trees will be displayed in the Narthex beginning next weekend and for the next few weeks as we collect gifts for several organizations in our community. Some of those include HOPE’s Christmas in the City, JMJ Pregnancy Center, Savannah Court, and Box of Joy.

Your help and generosity are appreciated as we look forward to warming hearts and providing smiles to those around us. 

Because of the current situation the Advent Angel Trees will be out a little earlier this year, beginning on November 14th with many of the gifts needing to be returned by November 30th.  If you cannot make it to church to pick an angel, you can still get a gift  from the list below, and bring it to the Parish Office or place it in the box located in the Narthex. 

Please feel free to drop donations into our purple MPB blessings box in the Narthex at anytime or at the Parish Office during business hours Monday – Friday 10AM – 3PM.  Here is a list of items needed for this year:


Christmas in the City- HOPE Helps

Items need to be returned by November 30th.  This year Christmas in the City will ONLY be filling up large stockings for the children instead having the children choose their gifts.  Therefore, please consider the size of the item your donation as it must fit in the stocking.  Please  level your donations “CIC”  and include the age group your git is intended for. 

Preschoolers Ages 2-5: 

  • New Stocking Stuffers –  Baby dolls, trucks, dinosaurs, Paw Patrol Legos, Hot Wheels, Star Wars, Barbie Brand dolls, LOL surprise, Nerf, Hatchimals Colleggtibles, art supplies, gel pens, journals, portable chargers, ID lanyards, wallets, body sprays, nail polish, makeup and hair ties. 

  • New Diapers and Pull-ups

  • New Socks and Underwear

  • Sanitizer and Masks

  • $15 gift cards to Publix, Target, Walmart

 Ages 5-10:  

  • New Stocking Stuffers – Legos, Hot Wheels, Star Wars, Barbie Brand dolls, or art supplies

  • New Socks and Underwear

  • Sanitizer and Masks

  • Travel Games

  • Water Bottles (with lids)

  • $15 gift cards to Publix, Target, Walmart

Pre-teens Ages 11-14: 

  • New Stocking Stuffers – art supplies, gel pens, journals, portable chargers, ID lanyards, wallets, body sprays, nail polish, makeup and hair ties.

  • New Socks and Underwear

  • Sanitizer and Masks

  • Travel Games

  • Water Bottles (with lids)

  • $15 gift cards to Publix, Target, Walmart


Savannah Court

Items need to be returned by December 14th.  Please mark your donations “SC”

  • Gift cards for Walmart, Publix, the Dollar Store and Target ($15 and $20 amounts)

  • Arts and Crafts Items


JMJ Pregnancy Center

Items need to be returned by December 14th.  Please mark your donations “JMJ”

  • Diapers (any size)

  • Wipes

  • Highchairs

  • Diaper bags

  • Convertible car seats

  • Maternity Clothes (Sizes M and L)

  • Toys for baby’s 0-12 months

  • New: Newborn and 0-3months sleepers and clothes

  • Diaper cream


Box of Joy

Donations need to be made by December 21st.

If you wish to give for the Box of Joy, please make a monetary donation. Make a check payable to Most Precious Blood Catholic Church and on the memo line please indicate “Box of Joy”, for Cash, use a pink special collection envelope and mark that “Box of Joy” and placed one of our Offertory Boxes, or your donations can be made online at http://www.oviedocatholic.org/giving/ . This year we will be contributing to the transportation of the Boxes to their country destinations.


thank you for sharing Gods blessing

Thank you for your gracious generosity. If you have any questions please contact Joe D’Aulerio at the parish office or via email at jdaulerio@oviedocatholic.org