*Most needed items at this time
- 2 or 3 lb. rice
- Dry pinto beans
- Canned/dry milk
- Peanut Butter and Jelly
- $10 Jewel Gift Cards
Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunities
1. We’re looking for able-bodied volunteers (6th grade-adult) to help with food pantry set up on Thursday, April 20th from 1:30-2:00. Typically the St. Cletus 7th graders help with set up but in April our food pantry distribution will be during the St. Cletus Spring Break. Contact Kendall to sign up!
Please note, because of Holy Thursday the April food pantry distribution will be held on the third Thursday of the month, April 20.
2. The LaGrange Farmer’s Market has invited our food pantry to collect food and monetary donations during the 2nd Thursday of each month. We’re looking for volunteers to sit at a table, answer basic questions about the pantry, collect donations, and transport them back to St. Cletus. You’re welcome to mingle and explore the market while you’re there!
Potential volunteers could sign up for a one time volunteer opportunity, multiple, or all the available dates. Dates are listed below and volunteers are needed from 9:00-2:00 (start time may be flexible).
- May 11
- June 8
- July 13
- August 10
- September 14
- October 12
Please contact Kendall (firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.215.5418 to sign up)
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Encounter the Risen Christ
We prayed, fasted and gave alms-and now we celebrate Easter joy! Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl ends as we encounter our risen Lord. We reflect on our brothers and sisters whom we have walked with in India, Zambia, El Salvador, Mexico, Ethiopia, and Hawaii. And we commit to bring Easter joy to each person we meet in our daily lives.
Please return your CRS Rice Bowls this weekend! They can be placed in the collection basket or dropped off at the Rectory. If you forgot them this week, we will still collect them in the same areas next weekend. Thank you!
St. Vincent dePaul Society
Do you need a nudge to clean those closets and kitchen cabinets as summer approaches? The St. Cletus Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is hosting a clothing and small kitchen items drive to support the good works of the Society.
The thrift store truck will be in our Parking Lot on
Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday, May 7 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Please mark your calendars and spread the word.
Items we will accept:
• Clean clothing, including shoes.
• Small kitchen items (i.e. dishes, pots and pans, glassware, flatware, serving pieces)
• Please bag all items
Remember, your donations not only help clothe and provide household goods to those struggling, but the revenue your donations generate may also help prevent eviction, keep the heat and electric on, and food on the table for your neighbors in need. Thank you for your generosity! *Tax donation receipts will be available.
Interfaith Career Network
What’s Your Story?
It is increasingly important that job seekers are able to convey WHAT they are looking for and HOW they help an employer. With Behavorial Interviewing so prevalent, the job seeker needs to be a story teller. Our speaker, Jim Fergle, will talk about how to discover your stories, where to use them and how to set up an answer for the Behavioral Interview questions. Jim is Manager, Employment Services at DuPage Workforce Development Division. His mission is to be a “Conduit of Information” to help job seekers in transition. What you learn from Jim this evening could make the difference in your search. To find that out, join us at St. John of the Cross Parish Center, 5005 S. Wolf Road in Western Springs. This meeting is open to everyone and there is no charge to attend.
Interfaith Career Network (ICN) offers job support through various programs throughout the month. For further information, please visit our website at www.interfaithcareernetwork.org.
Screening of The Holy Outlaw
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the death of Father Daniel Berrigan, the Br. David Darst Center is partnering with South Side Projections to present a rare screening of the 1970 public television documentary The Holy Outlaw.
The 1 hour film follows the incredible life story of Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and one of the Catonsville Nine. After being sentenced to four years in prison, Berrigan went underground, evading the FBI for several months. While in hiding, he delivered sermons and speeches and appeared in Lee Lockwood’s documentary, which was broadcast on National Educational Television a month after he was apprehended.
After the screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring author Rosalie Riegle along with Thom Clark and Bill Sell. To learn more about South Side Projections, please visit http://southsideprojections.org.
April 30th from 4-7pm
Br. David Darst Center
2834 South Normal Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616-2516
Interfaith Community Partners (ICP)
With monies received from the Community Memorial Foundation, Interfaith Community Partners has developed a calendar for older adult activities including the categories of: education, exercise, social, spiritual, volunteer, and wellness in the La Grange and surrounding communities and will provide rides to these activities. You may access this website calendar by visiting www.interfaithcommunitypartners.org, then clicking on the Calendar tab. To submit a program, please email email@example.com.
Interfaith Community Partners is a local non-profit organization that provides escorted rides to older adults and individuals with disabilities to medical appointments, life-enhancing errands, and workplaces. Please call 708-354-9328 for more information or to become a volunteer driver.