Food Pantry Needs
• $10 Walmart or Jewel cards (distributed at our Easter food pantry)
• Baby wipes
• Baby food
• Pasta sauce
• Cleaning products
• Dry pinto beans (2-3 lbs)
• Canned meals
Donations can be dropped off before or after masses or anytime daily between 7:45am-4pm in Food Pantry bins in the Narthex.
Our local Lyons Club joined us at Food Pantry distribution this month to assist clients in getting vouchers for eye exams and glasses. These vouchers are valued at $200 each and are such a helpful resource to many who do not have vision insurance. Thank you Lyons Club!
Upcoming Area Events:
Teen Dating Violence Awareness & Prevention Month Event
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. St. Ailbe Domestic Violence Ministry is showing a riveting documentary “Audrie & Daisy” that examines teen sexual assault in the social media age. This documentary is intended to spread awareness of teenage sexual assaults and how technology can amplify their ramifications. This is a must see for all teenagers, parents, and caregivers!!
ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. Sunday, February 18 at 1:00pm at St. Ailbe Hall (9047 S. Harper Chicago). Refreshments will be served
Support Your Local DV Outreach
Please help support women in need. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of these wine glasses will be donated to the Joint Domestic Violence Ministry of St. Francis Xavier, St. Cletus & St. John of the Cross. These gorgeous, stainless steel wineglasses (that say “Find Joy in the Journey”) can be purchased online at: sfxcwcluncheon2018.com
Please consider purchasing a single glass or set of six to support the local women’s shelters and the Archdiocese of Chicago Domestic Violence Outreach.
Interfaith Career Network
Quarterly Resume Review
Interfaith Career Network invites you to join us on Saturday, March 3, 9:30-11:30 am. Come in for a helpful one-on-one conversation with a HR, or other search related professional for some ideas and suggestions that may enhance or refresh your resume. Looking for some helpful job search strategies? Need some coaching with your elevator speech? This is a great opportunity for you or someone you know in a job search. There is no charge for this service. Join us at St. John of the Cross Parish Center, 5000 South Wolf Road, Western Springs.
Interfaith Career Network (ICN) offers job support through various programs throughout the month. For further information, please visit our website at www.interfaithcareernetwork.org.
In Iraq, we encounter Majd and his family, people forced to flee violence, searching for stability. How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst? How can you support those, worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities? Visit www.crsricebowl.org for more.
Join us Friday, March 2 at 7:00pm in the Church for a truly inspiring story of survival and success. Thomas Awiapo shares his story of growing up in a small African village in Ghana, Thomas was orphaned before the age of ten and left on his own to struggle for survival. He was the second of four brothers; his youngest two brothers died of malnutrition and lack of care.
His search for food led him to an elementary school, where he was fed a small meal every day. He survived, studied, and eventually won scholarships to attend college. He later earned a master’s degree from California State University.
Today, Thomas works with Catholic Relief Services as a consultant and integral part in bringing global solidarity. He lives in Ghana with his wife and four children. His story of initiative and his joyful presence has brought inspiration to thousands of people in the U.S.
Thomas’ talk will be followed by Stations of the Cross. We hope you can join us!
Promoting Peace in the Holy Land
Grace Lutheran Church in La Grange (200 N. Catherine Ave.) is delighted to invite you to attend an upcoming distinguished event focusing on what is happening in the Holy Land today. On Thursday, February 22, we will host Dr. Paul Parker, Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Elmhurst College. He will discuss Palestine Today and the fate of Jerusalem. More info at: www.gracelutheran-lg.org