The Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi responded with great generosity to the Advent Giving Tree this year.  Over the course of Advent, parishioners take ornaments from the Giving Trees that express the need of a particular ministry.  These gifts are then returned to the parish, picked up by ministry leaders volunteers of over 15 Justice and Peace ministries, and distributed to those most in need in our community.  Through this annual Giving Tree, we are feeding the hungry, providing clothes to the needy, offer prayers of solidarity, and providing hospitality.  Ultimately, we are helping this Christmas season be a season of joy and gratitude for all.