Food Pantry Needs
Most needed items at this time.
- Canned/dry milk
- Peanut Butter
- Hot chocolate
On behalf of the households we serve, THANK YOU and may your Christmas be filled with joy and peace!
Donations can be dropped off before or after masses or anytime daily between 7:45am-4pm in Food Pantry bins in the Narthex.
Food baskets are due this weekend! On Sunday we will be distributing the food baskets, along with Christmas gifts, to our local recipients. Please remember, each tag represents a real family. When you took a tag from the tree, you made a commitment to that person, and to returning your item(s) on time.
RED TAGS (food baskets): Bring your Food Baskets to Morrissey Hall on Sunday, December 18th from 7:30 AM-11:00 AM. Please pull up on STONE AVE. and a volunteer will help unload your donation. We ask that you securely attach the food basket tag to your package. If your food is in more than one container, if possible please mark the containers 1 of 2, 2 of 2, etc. This will be a big help in our organization process.
A HUGE thank you to our volunteers last weekend! We had about 100 different volunteers move and organize (literally) thousands of gifts donated by generous St. Cletus families! Thank you for your donations!
This year we also had a special donation of a moving truck from Del’s Moving & Storage. Parishioner Randy Balla and his son-in-law helped us carefully transport gifts down to our sharing parish St. Agatha’s to distribute to 200 individuals. Thank you!!! (www.delsmovers.com)
Thank you for your continuing generosity to the less fortunate in our community.
The Giving Tree Committee
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…
- TODAY, 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.
St. Vincent dePaul Society
The St. Cletus St. Vincent dePaul Cookbook is now available. You can purchase them this weekend after all the Masses!
- December 17-18 before/after Masses
- Weekdays in the Rectory
All proceeds go to the charitable works of our SVDP conference, helping individuals and families right here in our neighborhood. Proceeds from your purchase of a cookbook literally puts food on tables, keeps the heat and electric running and keeps roofs over heads. Thank you!!
The cookbook is $15 and contains almost 500 recipes from parishioners, families and friends.
The cookbook includes :
Appetizers, soups and dips, salads, main dishes, vegetables and sides, deserts, cakes,
cookies and brownies, breads and rolls and more!
A great stocking stuffer, or beautiful gift for the cook in your life! And that could just be you!
The holidays are an especially difficult time for victims of domestic violence. Please consider attending our monthly support group or sharing this information with a friend or family member in need. Thanks!
Monthly Domestic Violence Support Group
If you or someone close to you is experiencing domestic violence this group may be very helpful.
The objective of the group is to provide all a chance to talk about domestic violence and share questions, concerns and experiences with others who are facing – or who have faced – similar situations in confidence.
Please contact Kendall Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 708.215.5418 for more information.
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
ICN offers job support through various programs throughout the month. For further information, please visit our website at www.interfaithcareernetwork.org.
Homeless Persons Memorial
Monday, December 19 at 6:30pm
Old St. Pat’s (700 W Adams St, Chicago 60661)
On the longest night of the year, please join us as we again remember our homeless brothers and sisters who have died in the last year. The memorial will be held on December 19th, 2016, at Old St. Patrick’s Church. Music again will be provided by Harmony, Hope, and Healing, which puts on this service along with the Ignatian Spirituality Project, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Old St. Pat’s, New Moms, Cornerstone Community Outreach, and the Night Ministry.