Food Pantry Needs
*Most needed items at this time
• Pancake mix/syrup
• Baking mix
• Cooking oil
• Laundry detergent
• Personal Care Items
• $25 Jewel Gift Cards
Thank you Pleasantdale Student Council and the St. Cletus School for collecting food for our food pantry! The Holy Name Society generously shared 32 turkeys which will be used for some of our Christmas food baskets. So much to be thankful for!
There will be no regular distribution in December because of the Giving Tree and Christmas food baskets. Donations are still needed and will continue to be collected though!
Don’t forget that gifts (purple tags) are due back NEXT 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.
**NEW THIS YEAR**
Gifts will be returned to Morrissey Hall using the convenient drop off lane on Stone Ave.!
Volunteers will help unload your car!
Please DO NOT drop gifts off at the Church
PURPLE TAGS (gifts): Choose the gifts you wish to purchase, keeping in mind that the items listed on the tag are part of a “wish list.” You need not purchase every item on the list. Gifts are to be returned before/after Masses the weekend of December 9-10.
• Be sure the gift tag is securely attached to the packages. If you have more than one package for the same person, please attach a gift tag on each package indicating his/her name and family number, to make sure all gifts go to the correct person. If you have more than one package for Family Request, please mark 1 of 2, 2 of 2, etc.
RED TAGS (food baskets): Tags include a suggested list for the contents of a Christmas season food basket for the families using our food pantry and others struggling in our community. Food baskets are needed on Sunday, December 17th from 7:30-11:00am in Morrissey Hall.
We invite you to stop in the narthex this weekend to take a tag or two from one of the Giving Trees. We are thankful for your past generosity in purchasing many gifts for the individual(s) you choose. Thank you! Your generosity will provide hope and make a difference in someone’s life. God bless you on your Advent Journey!
The Giving Tree Committee
Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the parish website: http://stcletusparish.com/socialconcerns
For further details you can also contact: Kendall Grant, (708)215-5418, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR ALL GIVING TREE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES PLEASE USE THE SIGN UP GENUIS LINK AT:
Saturday, December 9th shifts between 3:30-6:30pm: Help direct traffic, carry in donations from donor’s cars, sort and organize gifts in Morrissey Hall.
Sunday, December 10th shifts between 6:30am-4pm: Help with hospitality, direct traffic, carry in donations from donor’s cars, sort and organize gifts in Morrissey Hall, load gifts to bring to St. Agatha’s.
Sunday, December 17th shifts between 6:30am-6:30pm: Help with hospitality, directing traffic, carrying in food basket donations, organizing food baskets, distributing gifts, assisting clients to their vehicles, clean up, etc.
Please use the Sign Up Genius to volunteer and read the notes on age requirements. Contact Kendall Grant with any questions. Thanks!
Immigration Ministry in the 12th Annual Posada Seeking Immigration Reform
On Friday December 15, 2017 join the Immigration Ministry in the 12th Annual Posada Seeking Immigration Reform to walk and pray in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers who—as the Holy Family sought a place to stay—are seeking legislative shelter, “Posada.” Let us show support for DACA families!
For more information, please contact
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 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.