Food Pantry Needs
*Most needed items at this time
• $10 Walmart or Jewel cards (distributed at our Easter food pantry)
• Canned soup
• Dried beans
• Laundry detergent
Donations can be dropped off before or after masses or anytime daily between 7:45am-4pm in Food Pantry bins in the Narthex.
A special word of appreciation to our St. Cletus team of Greater Chicago Food Depository volunteers. On the 4th Wednesday of each month, 10-15 volunteers work to earn $15.00 each toward our GCFD food purchase. This is a great financial help since the Food Pantry purchases quality items at low prices each month to supplement donations from our parishioners and friends in the community. Our money goes much further at the food depository!
If you are interested in joining our group on one or more of the upcoming 4th Wednesdays, please e-mail Jerry Mitchell, firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Kendall at email@example.com, (708)214-5418. See below for answers to some common questions about this service opportunity.
How old do I have to be to volunteer?
Volunteers need to be 14 years old to volunteer at the Food Depository during regular sessions. Ages 16 and older can volunteer self-supervised. Ages 14 and 15 need to have one adult supervisor per 10 youths.
What should I wear?
Volunteers must wear long pants and close-toed shoes. You will not be permitted to work in the warehouse if you are wearing sandals or shorts/ short skirt. Depending on the project you are assigned to, you may be asked to remove jewelry above the waist (including piercings, but rings are acceptable).
Where is the GCFD located?
4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago, IL 60632, which is a few blocks from I-55 and Pulaski.
Can I volunteer on my own?
Yes, but you have to schedule a time with the Depository in advance (773) 247-3663 or www.chicagosfoodbank.org. If you volunteer at the Depository on your own, please designate St. Cletus Food Pantry, Agency #A01336, as the recipient of your volunteer credits.
Further volunteer information can be found at www.chicagosfoodbank.org.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 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.
Interfaith Career Network
Career Transition Boot Camp – Week 2
ICN invites you to join us on Tuesday, January 30, 7-9 pm for the second of a 5-week workship that will help you learn new skills and gain confidence. Workshop co-facilitator, Jim Peterson, will provide a presentation on identifying your skills and quantifying your accomplishments which are the keys to preparing a compelling resume and “elevator speech”. Not exactly sure what type of job you are interested in, or thinking about making an entire career change? Jim will also discuss how to assess your skills and prepare a strategy to make the change you want. There is no cost to attend and you are encouraged to attend every session (if possible) to make the most of this experience. Hope to see you at The First Presbyterian Church of La Grange, 150 South Ashland Avenue. Please enter the church on Catherine Avenue. For additional information, please contact Susan Sedler at email@example.com.
ICN offers job support through various programs throughout the month. For further information, please contact our website at www.interfaithcareednetwork.org.
Interfaith Career Network (ICN) offers job support through various programs throughout the month. For further information, please visit our website at www.interfaithcareernetwork.org.
Lenten Service Opportunity
As we prepare for Easter, we partner with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to reach out and serve others through the Rice Bowl program. Please help distribute Rice Bowls after Masses February 17-18. All ages are welcome. To sign up visit http://stcletusparish.com/ministries/social-concerns/ and look for the Lenten Outreach Volunteer Opportunities.