Photo by Jane WinsteadSt. Raphael parishioners flocked to the Christmas Giving Tree before and after masses this weekend, choosing ornament tags for gifts for needy children in our community. You can participate in the St. Vincent de Paul project by taking an ornament and returning the specified gift, wrapped and with the ornament attached. Gifts should be returned by Sunday, December 16. Please drop gift certificates and checks into the St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box next to the Giving Tree. St. Raphael parishioners are always generous for the Giving Tree.