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Because it is the season of lent and it is a time of reflection and sacrifice, it is a good time to think of our less fortunate brothers and sisters in our area.

Sacred Heart/St. Gerard Council of Catholic Women is asking each family of the parish to take a bottle home and fill it with change throughout Lent to help with the Hot Meal/Manna Ministry programs that provide hot meals to the homeless five days a week in the New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater, and Oak Hill area. They currently serve an average of 60 people a day.

Bottles will be available at all masses beginning March 4, which is the first Saturday of Lent. We will collect the filled bottles on Easter weekend, April 15 and 16.

The proceeds from this collection will be used to help buy food for these hot meal ministries.

Thank you for your continued generosity and support.