First Fruits Outreach Ministry
(formerly known as the 10% committee)
The prophet Isaiah reminds us that we are called to set free the oppressed and homeless, clothe the
naked and do not turn your back on your own. Isaiah 58:7
First Fruits is an offering of the first of the harvest, the produce that first arises from the ground. Here at St.
Monica we only have one weekly offertory collection given as an offering to God. Our first fruits here at
St Monica is the first 10% of our weekly collection. Our mission is to help the poor and needy.
First Fruits Outreach Ministry members meet on the first Wednesday of each month to determine
distributions to various groups, charities and individuals such as; Family Resource Center (helping children
from mistreatment), Habitat for Humanity (“building” the kingdom of God), Women’s Resource Center,
Camp I am Special, Sisters of St. Joseph, St. John the Baptist in Crescent City (purchase materials for
teaching English), Feed the Need Putnam County, Bread of Life and God’s Kitchen (delivering meals to the
homebound) to name a few.
If you would like to join this Ministry please contact the Church Office.
$500.00 to the Sisters of St. Joseph
$500.00 to God’s Kitchen
$500.00 to Special Missions Florida and Latin America
$542.00 to Catholic relief Services (Jan. 3)
$482.00 to Respect Life (Jan. 17)
$153.00 to Eastern European Churches (Feb. 24 / Feb. 28)
$450.00 to Operation Rice Bowl (Lent; Feb. 14-Apr. 1)
$403.00 to Holy Shrines/ Good Friday Collection (Apr. 2)
$325.00 to Catholic Home Missions Appeal (May 2)
$150.00 to Peter’s Pence (June 27)
$500.00 to Spec. Missions, incl. Florida and Latin America (July 4)
$1411.00 to Spec. Missions, incl. Black and Native Americans (Aug. 1)
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