Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand, the story that all four Gospel writers convey of Jesus’ miraculous power, clearly shows us the way our partnership with God enables us to be the hands and feet of Christ on earth. The young boy has only five barley loaves and two fishes to offer. Yet Jesus takes them, offers thanks to the Father, and distributes them to the people. As Jesus' disciples today, it is our role to offer our gifts to the heavenly Father, as well. Each of us only needs to thankfully give what we have, as the young boy did. Jesus will bless our gifts and return them to us so that we can be His hands and feet in our community. As our parish assists the needy of our congregation and local community, we invite you to offer your particular gifts of time. talent and treasure in service of others. We all have something to give, no matter how small. May we offer what we have, work together, and go out into the world to advance the mission entrusted to us by Jesus Himself.