Food Pantry Needs
Most needed items at this time. *Items for Christmas bags:
- Canned/dry milk
- Peanut Butter
- Hot chocolate
Donations can be dropped off before or after masses or anytime daily between 7:45am-4pm in Food Pantry bins in the Narthex. **Please note, due to the Christmas trees in the Narthex, the bin has been moved to the “Brides Room” on the West side of the Narthex.**
Gifts are due this weekend! Please remember, each tag represents a real person. When you took a tag from the tree, you made a commitment to that person, and to returning your gift(s) on time.
PURPLE TAGS (gifts): please remember to place your Giving Tree gifts in the Madonna della Strada chapel in the church narthex this weekend with the tag securely attached to the package. If you have more than one package for the same person, please attach a gift tag indicating his/her name and family number, to make sure all gifts go to the correct person. The gifts will be organized for distribution after the 12:30 PM Mass on Sunday, December 11.
RED TAGS (food baskets): Bring your Food Baskets to Morrissey Hall on December 18 from 7:30 AM-11:00 AM. There will be volunteers curbside to help carry in your baskets. 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Giving Tree Volunteer Opportunities…Please contact Kendall to sign up
We are still in need of volunteers for all of our Giving Tree opportunities! Please spread the word and sign up!
TODAY! 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.
St. Vincent dePaul Society
The St. Cletus St. Vincent dePaul Cookbook is now available. There are 2 ways to purchase a book…
- December 17-18 before/after Masses
- Weekdays in the Rectory starting Tuesday, December 13.
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 (email@example.com) 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.