Food Pantry Needs
Most needed items at this time:
- Diapers: size 6
- Baby food
- Baby wipes
- Pasta & sauce
- Dry pinto beans
- Boxed potatoes/sides
- Dry/canned milk
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, Thursday, November 10. Thank you to St. Cletus School collecting food pantry donations during Red Ribbon Week!
Veterans Food Pantry
The Greater Chicago Food Depository in partnership with Hines VA Hospital & AmeriCorps, is providing food for those who served. Every Thursday from 11am-1pm at Hines VA Hospital (Auditorium, Building 9-Building 1, Section D, past the Canteen). Please bring veteran ID with you. For more information please contact 708.202.8387 x21024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Our annual Advent Giving Tree Project–a St. Cletus tradition– will begin next weekend, November 12 and 13. We will be offering our parish families an opportunity to share with those less fortunate. Our trees will be filled with names of individuals in need from our sharing parish, St. Agatha’s, and from our community. We also ask you to remember your special person(s) in your family’s prayers throughout this holy season. Last year our parish made Christmas brighter for over 1700 people!
PURPLE TAGS (gifts): Choose the gifts you wish to purchase, keeping in mind that the items listed on the tag are part of a “wish list.” You need not purchase every item on the list. Gifts are to be returned before/after Masses the weekend of December 10-11.
RED TAGS (food baskets): Tags include a suggested list for the contents of a Christmas season food basket for the families using our food pantry and others struggling in our community. Food baskets are needed on Sunday, December 18th from 7:30-11:00am in Morrissey Hall.
We invite you to stop in the narthex next weekend to take a tag or two from one of the Giving Trees. We are thankful for your past generosity in purchasing many gifts for the individual(s) you choose. Thank you! Your generosity will provide hope and make a difference in someone’s life. God bless you on your Advent Journey!
Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the parish website: www.stcletusparish.com/socialconcerns.
For further details you can also contact: Kendall Grant, (708)215-5418, email@example.com
Giving Tree 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! Contact Kendall to sign up.
- 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 in Room 201. 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.
Interfaith Career Network
Help ICN Help Others
Interfaith Career Network has many tools to assist job seekers, but we need your assistance to provide the most important element of a job search which is open positions. If you are a hiring manager or aware of open positions in your company, please send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any and all postings are welcome. ICN job seekers are at all stages of their career, in every industry, with a broad spectrum of education and experience. All job postings will be communicated to our 400+ ICN Yahoo group. Ideally it will be a WIN/WIN for your company and a qualified job seeker in our community. If you have any questions or for additional information you can also contact Judy Kennedy at email@example.com or Tom Rohan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lastly, to learn more about ICN, visit our website at www.interfaithcareernetwork.org.
ICN offers job support through various programs throughout the month. For further information, please visit our website at www.interfaithcareernetwork.org.