The Mission of the In the Spirit of Saint Nicholas project
To promote and learn the lives of the saints, which encourage us to always be and do our best to imitate Jesus Christ every day.
The second goal of the project is to raise money for those in need. The Conquest boys will be donating all fundraising proceeds of the project this year to the Regina Marian Centre, our local Madonna House apostolate that serves the poor in downtown Regina.
The stories of the saints are ones of heroic generosity towards God and man. Conquest is building the virtue of charity by modeling themselves after the saints in this apostolic project. During this time, Conquest will continue to emphasize charity and teach our youth the importance of sharing the blessings we have. Advent is the time of preparation for Christ’s birth. What better a gift to present to Christ at His birth than a gift to those in need.
Conquest’s “In the Spirit of Saint Nicholas” project is an early advent initiative aimed at promoting the example of charity that the saints provide for us. This example is embodied in a great way in the patron saint of our project, Saint Nicholas. Obeying Jesus' words to "sell what you own and give the money to the poor," Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra while still a young man. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships. Later, Saint Nicholas was called “Wonder Worker” because of the number of miracles attributed to him, particularly after his death.
The anniversary of his death became a day of celebration, St.Nicholas Day, December 6th. St. Nicholas, lover of the poor and patron saint of children, is a model of how Christians are meant to live. Nicholas put Jesus Christ at the center of his life, his ministry, his entire existence. Families, churches, and schools are embracing true St Nicholas traditions as one way to claim the true center of Christmas—the birth of Jesus. Such a focus helps restore balance to increasingly materialistic and stress-filled Advent and Christmas seasons.
How to Make an Order
Go to Fundraising.purdys.com
After clicking on this link, at the top right-hand part of the page click either on "Sign In" using your account from last year or "Register" a new account
If you are creating a new account, enter the Conquest customer number 14903 to join our campaign
Deadline for online orders: November 25th, 2021
Contact – Conquest.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.