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RPC Christmas outreach a joy-filled event

By Peter Oliver

12/23/2015

SASKATOON — Volunteers recently gathered at the Regional Psychiatric Centre (RPC) in Saskatoon to deliver Christmas gifts to patients and staff. Joyful carols were heard up and down the halls and warm wishes were extended to RPC patients and staff. This is the fourth year the event has been held.

The Micah Mission worked together with volunteers from Holy Family Cathedral to lead the event. A number of students from St. Thomas More College also joined in visiting those who might otherwise have no one to remember them during the Christmas season.

The Micah Mission is an ecumenical restorative justice organization and the co-ordinators said they were pleased to have volunteers from the Mennonite and Pentecostal communities join the initiative this year. The Ukrainian Catholic community also supported the event by contributing to the gifts.

A number of schools also contribute to the event by providing Christmas cards and decorating the boxes in which the gifts are delivered.

The day was marked by a joy-filled spirit, with more than one volunteer remarking that “this helps us to remember what Christmas is all about.”

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