Please do not give money to beggars outside the Church. There are many charitable agencies where they can get help for whatever they need. They usually give you a sad story to make you feel sorry for them. We can help them without giving them money. Say a prayer for them or direct them to the St. Vincent de Paul Society but don’t give them any money. In addition to using food banks, they should be encouraged to get a job. If people give them money they will continue to target churches and they are also more likely to become more demanding, and dependent on begging as an additional source of income to what the government is already providing them.