Food Pantry Needs
*Most needed items at this time
• Pasta Sauce
• Canned/powered milk
• Laundry Detergent
• $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).
Please contact Kendall (firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.215.5418 to sign up)
Did you know that the Archdiocese of Chicago has a Domestic Violence Outreach Ministry? For more information, including articles, videos, and educational resources, check out their new website: www.domesticviolenceoutreach.org
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 in the box 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.
Encounter Our Neighbors
We encounter Jesus this week in Jerusalem, a community he knew well. We prayerfully enter into our own communities too, encountering those who are hungry and thirst, and others who need our help. How does our Lenten journey motivate us to serve those we meet in our daily lives? Visit crsricebowl.org for more.
Please return your CRS Rice Bowls this weekend! They can be placed in the collection basket or in the bins in the Narthex. If you forgot them this week, we will still collect them in the same areas next weekend. Thank you!
St. Vincent dePaul Society
Cookbooks will be available again for purchase at the Holy Name Society Pancake Breakfast TODAY! During the weekdays you can still purchase books in the Rectory. Checks should made payable to SVDP.
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! Questions? Call Jerry at 630-849-5857.
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.
Good Friday Walk for Justice
Friday, April 14th, 2017
12 pm- 3:00 pm
Gather at the corner of Michigan and Congress
IMAGINE: Honoring Our Visions of Justice – asks us to look internally and externally. What does it mean to honor our visions? We hope the 2017 Good Friday Walk for Justice will provide the space to name and explore our visions for a just and peaceful world. Often we focus on what is missing and we forget to maintain a hopeful vision. In order to honor that hope we recommit ourselves to courageous thought and action in the face of great despair.
Each year we join together for this modern-day Way-of-the- Cross to shed light on unjust societal structures and to reflect on how we can work to dismantle them. Thank you for joining us in this ‘holy’ endeavor!
For more information please visit www.8thdaycenter.org.