Because of the pandemic, we’ve been asked to move the Parish Giving Tree up a month from previous years. The St. Matthew Christmas Outreach Program provides an opportunity to share our treasures with families in need through the Christmas Store. The Christmas Store is the Christmas Giving Program of Catholic Charities. Needy families are referred and will receive new Christmas gifts for the entire family. Our Parish Giving Tree will be in the gathering space from Oct. 22 to Nov. 7. Tags on the tree reflect items needed to serve the Christmas Store clients. Please take a tag! Note that toys and household items are the most-wanted gifts this year. All donations should be brought to St. Matthew by Nov. 7 and left under the tree unwrapped. Cash and gift certificate donations are acceptable. If desired, checks can be sent directly to the Christmas Store at the following address: Checks payable to Catholic Charities Indianapolis-Christmas Store. Mail to CCI—Christmas Store, 1400 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.