St. Joachim's Creative Thinking for Social Distancing

Many will remember the ribbons that blocked off the pews in the church when the initial request was made to social distance our parishioners in the Church during Mass.

This time around, St. Joachim has found a new way to enforce the social distancing requirement, keeping our parishioners safe, while also donating to those in our community in need!

This week when you enter the Church, you will find these boxes in the pews. We would love to fill these boxes with items that will be brought to our local shelters to support those in need! There is a list provided on the boxes as suggestions for donations.

We would like to decorate the plain, brown boxes with colorful pictures from our children! Please see the links here for printable pictures you can print at home for your children to color. Let them know that their beautiful colors will brighten someone's day as the box is brought to those in need.

You can bring your items and colored pictures to Church with you and place in the boxes. Thank you for your generousity!

Website to print coloring pages

Another printable site!


Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me; I was in prison and you visited me.’ "Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and take you in, or without clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick, or in prison, and visit you? ’

“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." - Matthew 25: 34-40.