Food Pantry Needs
*Most needed items at this time
- Cleaning products
- Canned veggies
- Diapers (size 4 and 6)
- Canned fruit
Thank you to Nazareth Academy for donating 300 boxes of cereal to the food pantry! Students attending the homecoming dance are each asked to bring a box of cereal to donate to St. Cletus and St. Francis Xavier food pantries. We also want to thank Gurrie Middle School Student Council for their generous food pantry collection that was also delivered this week! We’re so grateful for our partnership with area schools.
It’s almost time for the October food pantry already! We’re looking for volunteers to help on Thursday, October 12th from 6-8:30pm in the Church. Able-bodied volunteers are also needed to help carry bags at that time. Sign up here, under food pantry: http://stcletusparish.com/ministries/social-concerns/ Thanks!
Registration for this year’s Giving Tree Project begins on October 5. As we approach Christmas, there will be many volunteer opportunities, such as the one featured above, as we prepare for this event. Also, both Gift and Food Basket Request tags will be available for you on the trees in church on November 11-12. Please watch the Canticle and the parish website for further details!
Volunteers needed to help assemble the tags for this year’s Giving Tree Project. This is a great service opportunity for all ages, from junior high on up to older adults. We will be working on Tuesday, October 17, in Room 201 in the Education building, from 3:15-6:00pm. Enter the building at the apple door/#2. Please contact me to let me know if you can help or with any questions. Sign up here, under Advent Giving Tree: http://stcletusparish.com/ministries/social-concerns/
Prayers to End Domestic Violence
The Domestic Violence ministries of St. Cletus, St. Francis Xavier and St. John of the Cross parishes invite you to join us in an ecumenical prayer service for victims and families who have been impacted by domestic abuse. Prayer and song will be highlighted by a survivor story. The service will be held Tuesday, Oct 3 at 7:00pm in St. Francis Xavier Church. All are welcome.
Don’t Look Away: How to Respond to Troubled Relationships
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm.
North Riverside Commons, 2401 Des Plaines Ave., North Riverside.
The Domestic Violence Prevention Ministry of St. Mary Parish in Riverside is gathering multiple co-sponsors, including St. Cletus, for a west suburban forum on responding to troubled relationships. Our objectives include: heightening awareness of available resources for individuals in challenging relationships; educating and enabling the community to respond to these health and safety issues; and providing sponsors with an opportunity to share their commitment and involvement in promoting relationship safety. Presenters include Charles Dahm, OP, Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach; Miriam Ramirez, RN, MacNeal Hospital Trauma Coordinator; and Kathleen Detwiler, MD, a community physician.
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.
Sunday, October 15th
Walk begins 1:15
First Congregational Church (100 6th Ave, La Grange, IL 60525)
Please join us and gather with friends, family, and neighbors to join in the annual La Grange area CROP Hunger Walk (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty). If we have walkers our food pantry benefits directly from this walk, receiving canned goods and a generous check.
We will walk to First United Methodist Church in Western Springs and end back where we started at First Congregational Church. The total walk is 3.2 miles.
Go to http://www.crophungerwalk.org/lagrangeil/stcletus to register and find the St. Cletus team!
All ages are welcome; each participant needs to register separately. Kids under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. You do not need to fundraise to participate in the CROP walk. However, we do suggest a minimum donation of $10. St. Cletus school and Religious Education students can count this as a service experience. Please talk directly with your teacher about any further questions. Please help us make this year’s CROP Walk successful!
Interfaith Career Network
Career Transition Boot Camp – Week 3
ICN invites you to join us on Tuesday, October 3, 7-9 pm at The First Baptist Church of La Grange, 20 N. Ashland Avenue. Being able to articulate and tell your story is one of the most critical elements of a job search. This week Dennis Hamilton will help you craft that all important “Elevator Speech”. Time will be allowed to practice your personal elevator speech with fellow attendees. There is no cost to attend the Boot Camp. You are encouraged to attend every session to make the most out of the training. Missed weeks 1 and 2, come anyway. It’s never too late to begin a successful job search! For further information, please contact Susan Sedler at firstname.lastname@example.org