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Parish Center Office Summer Hours
Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The parish offices have moved to the new parish center. Food pantry remains in the rectory.
School Office Hours
June & July Monday – Thursday 9am-1pm
July 3 & 4 Office is Closed
August Monday – Thursday 9am-3pm
Parishioner Jim Matthews nominated the Jerry Matuch and Tom McAtee to be honored as GEMS (Going the Extra Mile) for their many volunteer efforts for church and veterans work (in association with Aging Care Connections). Other St. Cletus parishioners nominated as GEMS include: Gloria Arbuckle, Don Baumgart, Lou Crotty, the late Don Cutill, Pat Koziol, Anna Marek, Mary McTigue, Dominic Misasi, Nancy Phillips, Georgian Rekash, Dolores Scaletta, Theresa Schey, Mary Thuma, John Wagner, and Lois Wagner.
Venture into an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive! Spark imagination with faith-building fun! Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms!
Join us on June 18-22, 2018
9 a.m. – 12 noon in the Parish School
Children Kindergarten-4th Grade welcome!
$50 for one child, $90 for two children
Kairos is a 4-day retreat for high school Juniors and Seniors. These retreats are led by Seniors in High School and are hosted by and open to teens of St. Cletus, St. Francis Xavier, and St. John of the Cross parishes. We offer four Kairos retreats each year – one in Spring, two in Summer, and one in the Fall. Our next Kairos retreat, K29, will take place June 7-10. Registration is now open. Please click on this link to register. Please consider joining us for this life-changing retreat!
A HUGE thank you to our volunteers last weekend! We had about 100 different volunteers move and organize (literally) thousands of gifts donated by generous St. Cletus families! Thank you for your donations!
This year we again had a special donation of a moving truck from Del’s Moving & Storage. Parishioner Randy Balla and his son-in-law helped us carefully transport gifts down to our sharing parish St. Agatha’s to distribute to 200 individuals. Thanky ou!!! (www.delsmovers.com)
Thank you for your continuing generosity to the less fortunate in our community.
Deacon Stuart’s wife, Marlene, is again collecting stamps for the Kolbe House Catholic Jail Ministry. As many of you know, Marlene serves as a Catholic Minister for the Kolbe House Jail Ministry at Cook County.
In an effort to keep the detainees connected to their families, Kolbe House is again asking for postage stamps to be used for the detainees Christmas greetings to their families. This annual effort this year is looking to collect 7,000 first class stamps. If you would like to donate stamps in any denomination (1 cent up to first class postage) please put them in an envelope and drop them off at the rectory marked “Kolbe House Stamps – c/o Marlene”.
Thank You on behalf of the detainees at Cook and Lake county jails and the staff and ministers of Kolbe House.
The branches of our Giving Trees are still holding many opportunities for you to reach out during this special, holy season, to lend a helping hand to someone less fortunate in our community. Please remember, each tag represents a real person. When you take a tag from the tree, you are making a commitment to that person, and to returning your gift(s) on time.
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. **NEW THIS YEAR** Gifts will be returned to Morrissey Hall using the convenient drop off lane on Stone Ave.!
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!
FOR ALL GIVING TREE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES PLEASE USE THE SIGN UP GENUIS LINK AT: http://stcletusparish.com/ministries/social-concerns/
Friday, December 8th from 4:15-5: Help set up Morrissey Hall for Giving Tree gift collection.
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!