Food Pantry Needs
Most needed items at this time:
- Diapers: size 1, 2, 3
- 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.
There’s still time to donate some non-perishables for our monthly food distribution, which is Thursday, November 10. We are serving 200+ families each month so we are in constant need of replenishment. THANK YOU to all who support this ministry!
A special thanks to the St. John of the Cross who filled many vehicles with donations from their weekend collections this month!
This month when you do your grocery shopping at the Jewel store across the street from St. Cletus, please remember to tell your cashier that you would like to help St. Cletus Food Pantry by purchasing $1, $5, or $10 in Jewel Turkey Bucks. Your thoughtful donation will help bring a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to a family in our community that otherwise may have gone without. Thank you!
Calendars fill up quickly as the Holidays approach. Below are a few dates you might want to put on your calendar right now! They are opportunities for service within our own community as we prepare for our annual Giving Tree Project. Volunteering is guaranteed to put you in the true Christmas spirit, among wonderful friends, both old and new. I hope to hear from you!
Volunteer Opportunities…Please contact Kendall to sign up
- Friday, November 11th from 3:15-4:00pm (church): We’re looking for volunteers to help fill the narthex Christmas trees with Giving Tree tags!
- Saturday, December 10- Sunday, December 11 (church): collecting and organizing Giving Tree gifts before and after all the weekend Masses.
- Sunday, December 11 2:00-6:30pm: Sorting gifts in church, loading truck for delivery to St. Agatha’s and storing local community gifts. 7th & 8th graders can come with an adult as a partner.
- Sunday, December 18 (Morrissey Hall):
**7th & 8th graders must come with an adult, or if in a group, 1 adult to every 5 students.**
**Please Note-it is not necessary to work an entire morning/afternoon shift, but at least 2 hour shifts please.**
- 6:30am-1:00pm Giving Tree accepting and organizing food baskets and gifts.
- 1:00pm-7:00pm Distribution of food baskets, gifts, and clean up.
***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***
Thank you to all who attended our Domestic Violence is EVERYONE’S Business event this week. If you’re interested in learning more about the St. Cletus Domestic Violence Ministry or be added to our email list, please contact Kendall. Thanks!
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
Older Workers Seeking Employment
Interfaith Career Network invites you to join us on Thursday, November 3 from 7-9 pm. for a presentation that will cover easy-to-implement tactics to help improve your job search. “Older workers are having a tougher time finding jobs lately” says a recent report from the National Labor Department…and every older looking for a job. Our speaker, Lauren Milligan, will cover topics including resume and cover letter tips, interview strategies and modern search techniques. She will talk openly and candidly about age discrimination and how you can overcome it. Lauren is a Career Advancement Coach at ResuMAYDAY, a company that helps create vibrant and eye-catching resumes filled with impact and creativity to express the best from each job seeker…regardless of your age. Please join us at the St. Cletus School Building, 700 W. 55th Street in La Grange. This meeting is open to everyone and there is no cost to attend.
PLEASE NOTE: due to construction in the St. Cletus parking lot, please enter the school at DOOR #2. This door is just east of Stone Avenue and the Morrissey Hall gymnasium; there is a picture of a large APPLE on the door. An ICN volunteer will be there to greet you and direct you to our meeting room. We look forward to welcoming you.
ICN offers job support through various programs throughout the month. For further information, please visit our website at www.interfaithcareernetwork.org.