Food Pantry Needs
Most needed items at this time:
- Canned tomatoes
- Dry pinto beans
- Canned corn
- Mac & cheese
- Canned fruit
Donations can be dropped off before or after masses or anytime daily between 7:45am-4pm in Food Pantry bins in the Narthex.
Thanks to Nazareth Academy for a huge donation of cereal from their Homecoming celebrations! We also received generous pantry donations from school district 105 and DPI Dedicated Logistics in Hodgkins!
If you’re interested in helping the food pantry please consider participating in the LaGrange CROP Hunger Walk!
Sunday, October 16th
12:30 Check In
1:15 Walk Begins
First Congregational Church (100 6th Ave. LaGrange)
**Please bring a non-perishable food item with you**
We will walk to First United Methodist Church in Western Springs and end back where we started at First Congregational Church. The total walk is 3.2 miles.
Go to www.crophungerwalk.org/lagrangeil, Register, Join the St. Cletus Team!
All ages are welcome; each participant needs to register separately. Kids under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
You do not need to fundraise to participate in the CROP walk. However, we do suggest a minimum donation of $25. You can collect pledge donations from friends, family, and neighbors. Even just asking for a small amount, like $5, can add up quickly. Donations can be given online on your unique registration page. You can also use the website to post on social media and share information about your walk online.
St. Cletus school and Religious Education students can count this as a service experience. Please talk directly with your teacher about any further questions related to counting hours.
…to help assemble the tags for this year’s Giving Tree Project. This is a great service opportunity for all ages, from junior high on up to older adults. We will be working on Tuesday, October 18, in Room 213 in the Education building, from 3:15-5:15 PM, and again from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Enter the building at the apple door/#2. Please contact me to let me know if you can help or with any questions: (708)215-5418 or email@example.com.
Registration for this year’s Giving Tree Project began on October 6. As we approach Thanksgiving, there will be many volunteer opportunities, such as the one featured above, as we prepare for this event. Also, both Gift and Food Basket Request tags will be available for you on the trees in church on November 12-13. Please watch the Canticle and the parish website for further details!
***Due to construction our meeting space and entrance will be changed. Please contact Kendall or the Rectory for more details if you plan on attending***
Domestic Violence is EVERYBODY’S Business
Tuesday, October 25
7:00PM – St. Cletus Church
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury and death for women of all socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, and affects up to 1 in 10 men and 1 in 3 teens. We invite you to join us to raise awareness and stand in solidarity with all those affected by violence.
This event will focus on the problem of domestic violence in our community. Together, we will learn more about this epidemic, hear the personal journey of a parishioner-survivor of Domestic Violence, and learn what we can do to help.