Dear CathInfo family,
I pray that Our Lord is blessing you all with a healthy and holy Advent.
Many of you have been generous in helping our family during this very trying time.
I am making one final appeal here on CathInfo.
I still have the turn-of-the-century Rituale Romanum, the statue of the Sacred Heart, various Missals, figurines, etc.
I am offering the Rituale for $100 or your most generous offer.
The Sacred Heart statue is $50 or what you can afford.
Other items can be sent to you for almost any donation.
We've managed to pay last month's car payment and get our car insurance restored. We are now overdue on this month's payment, our insurance cancels in a little over a week, our internet is about to be cut off, and we have no more food-stamp funds till next month.
I know people have recommended that we visit the SVDP offices, Catholic Charities or other social-services outlets, but, to make a long story short, we are white, not on drugs, not gay, not homeless and not eligible for cash welfare, so we are basically ignored by the social-services crowd. They are all trying to "help" the stereotypical ones that Obama loves to say he's "improving the lives of".
I have some musical work opportunities, but they are not until after the New Year. The pay will not be super, but it will be decent and steady, and references from one job will help get the next, and so on, etc.
Any help that anyone can give would be much appreciated. My family is stretched to their limit financially in paying our house note, and my relationship with my (Protestant, bitter, ignorantly anti-Catholic) mother makes any other assistance impossible.
I have lots of vintage items that would make great Christmas gifts. Of course, mailing costs will be included to anywhere in the US; international mailing will cost more, so it will have to be addressed on an individual-case basis.
If I don't find Catholic friends to place these items with, I may have to resort to eBay or our Etsy store (CraftsAndFinds), but I don't want to sell Catholic items to anonymous strangers.
Above all, we covet your prayers and are praying for you all daily.