The Sacrificial Sharing Ministry (SSC) is a Parish Program in which collectively we give back to God the first fruits of our labor. We give back to God by taking care of the needs of others before we take care of ourselves. This is a traditional practice of the church.
“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Heb. 13:16.
St. Clare’s Community contributes 5% of our weekly collection to the needs of the poor before we begin to pay our bills. A tithe shows the world that we place our trust in God. Each Christian makes his/her earnings “sacred” when he/she sacrificially tithes to their church; traditionally it has been 10%.
The Ministry meets quarterly to review applications and distributes funds. Parishioners are invited to suggest organizations that are in need. These donations are determined by application and are published in the bulletin.
The following are a sample of the organizations assisted.
Capital District Habitat for Humanity Consultation Center-Albany Flood Recovery Coalition for Schenectady County
Senior Services of Albany- Meals on Wheels Program Emmaus House of Albany Sacred Heart Outreach
Regional Food Bank of Albany St. John/St. Ann’s Food Pantry, Albany Bethany House Hospitality Center
Center Outreach- School Clothing Albany Circle of Mercy Little Sisters of the Poor
Ellis Medicine Night Chaplain Program City Mission of Schenectady ...... & more!
Contact the Parish Office for more info! [email protected] or 518-456-3112