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.
We enjoyed having the St. Cletus Father’s Club join us this weekend to help unpack and prepare over 3,000 toothbrushes and dental hygiene donations for food pantries in the area! Special thanks to St. Cletus School for their Catholic Schools Week food donations and St. John of the Cross for sharing their Souper Bowl collection with our food pantry!
Upcoming Area Events:
Relationship Goals: Values, respect, problem-solving
The Domestic Violence Ministry and Youth Ministry of Our Lady of the Wayside parish invite you a special teen presentation: Sunday, February 11 from 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. Open to the whole family. No rsvp required. All are invited to the 6:00 pm Mass before the presentation. Our Lady of the Wayside (434 W Park St. Arlington Heights) in the Fr. Mackin Center (Middle School Gym). Questions contact Sean at 847.350.8008 or email@example.com
The Empowerment Project
Sacred Heart Domestic Violence Outreach Ministry and our Pastor, Father Jacek Wrona, invite you to a screening of The Empowerment Project on Sunday, February 11 at 2:00 pm at Sacred Heart Church Ministry Center (8245 W. 111th St. Palos Hills). RSVP or any questions, please contact Elizabeth Droel at 708-974-3336 X250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Christina Domestic Violence Outreach Committee will have a Prayer Service for Domestic Violence Victims and their Families on Monday, February 12th, starting at 7:00 PM, in the Church, located at 111th Street between Christiana Avenue and Homan Avenue (Chicago). There will be a speaker from The Crisis Center for South Suburbia as well as a Domestic Violence Victim who will share her experience. Associate Pastor, Father Michael Olson will preside. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
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
Career Transition Boot Camp – Week 3
ICN invites you to join us on Tuesday, February 6, 7-9 pm for the third of a 5-week workshop that will help you learn new skills and gain confidence. 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 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.
LinkedIn for Beginners – New Ideas for Everyone
Your LinkedIn profile is the second most important job hunting tool, next to your resume. On Thursday, February 15, 7-9 pm, our speaker, Denis Curtin, will focus on different ways to use this free tool to improve your job search. Denis will present methods you can apply to attract internal and external recruiters to your LinkedIn profile. His program will be geared toward beginners new to LinkedIn, but everyone will learn some new ideas. Specific Do’s and Don’ts will be discussed so you can quickly set up and improve your LinkedIn profile. Techniques to hold the recruiter’s attention on your profile will also be discussed. Denis is a LinkedIn trainer and coach who for more than 15 years has helped job seekers. This meeting is open to everyone and there is no charge to attend. Please join us in the new St. Cletus Parish Center, 700 W. 55th Street, La Grange.
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.