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.
A special thank you to all who donated time, talent and/or treasure to the October food distribution. Special thanks to those who participated in the LaGrange area CROP Walk this past weekend. Both the clients and volunteers of the St. Cletus Food Pantry deeply appreciate the faithful show of support from our parish and the local community. Thank you for being a vital and most necessary partner in Jesus’ call to feed the hungry.
…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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.
Sponsored by Pillars Constance Morris House & the Domestic Violence Ministries of St. Cletus, St. John of the Cross, and St. Francis Xavier.
Archdiocesan Mass to End Domestic Violence
The Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach Ministry invites you to Our First Archdiocesan-wide Mass for Domestic Violence
Saturday, October 29, 2016
5:15 p.m. Mass
Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago
Preacher / Presider:
Archbishop Blase Cupich
Reception to follow in the Cathedral Cafeteria & Club Room
“As pastors of the Catholic Church in the United States, we state as clearly and strongly as we can that violence against women, inside or outside the home, is never justified.” – US Catholic Bishops
In an emergency, dial 911, call the National Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline at 800-799-7233 or the local 24 hour hotline for Pillars, found below.
Are you in an unhealthy relationship or are you afraid in your own home? Call the 24-hour phone for help: 708.485.5254. You are not alone.
Interfaith Career Network
Changing Careers at Any Age
Job seekers 50 and over are faced with a challenging job market. Please join us on Thursday, October 20, 7-9 pm. A speaker from our community, Shaun Gorman, will share her personal journey and talk about how she successfully changed careers after 55. Shaun had a passion for a career path different than the career she had previously been established in. She will discuss the strategy she utilized and the goals she set for herself to achieve a successful career change. Join us for an inspiring journey and consider if following your heart to a new career path could be right for you. We hope to see you at St. John of the Cross Parish Center, 5005 S. Wolf Road in Western Springs.
Career Transition Boot Camp – LAST WEEK
Join us on Tuesday, October 18, 7-9 pm. For our final Boot Camp session, a panel of HR professionals will coach you on the “art of interviewing” and provide tips on successful phone and in-person interview strategies and techniques including how to cover from interviewing mistakes. We hope to see you at First Presbyterian Church of La Grange, 150 South Ashland Avenue. Please enter church on Catherine Avenue. For further information, contact Susan Sedler at email@example.com.
ICN offers job support through various programs throughout the month. For further information, please visit our website at www.interfaithcareernetwork.org.