*Most needed items at this time
• Canned/dry milk
• Laundry detergent
• $10 Jewel Gift Cards
Food Pantry Volunteer Opportunities
1. We’re looking for able-bodied volunteers (6th grade-adult) to help with food pantry set up on Thursday, April 20th from 1:30-2:00. Typically the St. Cletus 7th graders help with set up but in April our food pantry distribution will be during the St. Cletus Spring Break. Contact Kendall to sign up!
Please note, because of Holy Thursday the April food pantry distribution will be held on the third Thursday of the month, April 20.
2. The LaGrange Farmer’s Market has invited our food pantry to collect food and monetary donations during the 2nd Thursday of each month. We’re looking for volunteers to sit at a table, answer basic questions about the pantry, collect donations, and transport them back to St. Cletus. You’re welcome to mingle and explore the market while you’re there!
Potential volunteers could sign up for a one time volunteer opportunity, multiple, or all the available dates. Dates are listed below and volunteers are needed from 9:00-2:00 (start time may be flexible).
- May 11
- June 8
- July 13
- August 10
- September 14
- October 12
Please contact Kendall (firstname.lastname@example.org or 708.215.5418 to sign up)
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
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.
We encounter Dita in Ethiopia, and see how her newfound entrepreneurial skills are providing three meals a day for her children-even during a devastating drought. What skills have you discovered this Lent that can be put to good use in building God’s kingdom? Visit crsricebowl.org for more.
Please bring your CRS Rice Bowls next weekend, Palm Sunday (April 8-9). They can be placed in the collection basket or in the bins in the Narthex. Thank you!
Dita Abdo, a mother of seven and recent ‘graduate’ of CRS’ DFAP program, participates in SILC, which has enabled her to purchase additional livestock, and send her children to school. She’s also received food and cash as payment for working n public works projects in her community. She is also part of a producer co-op that makes and sells fuel-efficient stoves for extra income, and opened her own shop with SILC savings and loans. Despite the severe drought, her family is self-sufficient enough to cope with the impact.
The five-year, 5 million Development Food Assistance Program (DFAP) aims to increase the resiliency of Ethiopians in Oromia region and Dire Dawa Administration facing chronic food insecurity. A key program goal is to improve the health, nutrition and sanitation of mothers and children. Integrated services help families earn more money, increase food supplies and grow their household assets, like purchasing livestock. Health, nutrition, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) initiatives also bring positive change, and public works (paid in food or cash) increase and improve available social infrastructure and protect natural resources through community participation.
Interfaith Career Network
Help Interfaith Career Network Help Others
ICN has many tools to assist job seekers, but we need your assistance to provide the most important element in a job search which is open positions. If you are a hiring manager or aware of open positions in your company, please send this information to email@example.com. Any and all postings are welcome. ICN job seekers are at all stages of their career, in every industry, with a broad spectrum of education and experience. All job postings will be communicated to the over 400-member ICN Yahoo group. Ideally it will be a WIN/WIN for your company and a qualified job seeker in your community. If you have any questions or for additional information you can also contact Judy Kennedy (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 708.352.8943 or Tom Rohan (email@example.com) at 708.772.4231. Lastly, to learn more about ICN visit our website at www.interfaithcareernetwork.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.
St. Vincent dePaul Society
Cookbooks will be available again for purchase at the Holy Name Society Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 9! During the weekdays you can still purchase books in the Rectory. Checks should made payable to SVDP.
All proceeds go to the charitable works of our SVDP conference, helping individuals and families right here in our neighborhood. Proceeds from your purchase of a cookbook literally puts food on tables, keeps the heat and electric running and keeps roofs over heads. Thank you!!
The cookbook is $15 and contains almost 500 recipes from parishioners, families and friends. The cookbook includes: appetizers, soups and dips, salads, main dishes, vegetables and sides, deserts, cakes, cookies and brownies, breads and rolls and more! Questions? Call Jerry at 630-849-5857.
Good Friday Walk for Justice
Friday, April 14th, 2017
12 pm- 3:00 pm
Gather at the corner of Michigan and Congress
IMAGINE: Honoring Our Visions of Justice – asks us to look internally and externally. What does it mean to honor our visions? We hope the 2017 Good Friday Walk for Justice will provide the space to name and explore our visions for a just and peaceful world. Often we focus on what is missing and we forget to maintain a hopeful vision. In order to honor that hope we recommit ourselves to courageous thought and action in the face of great despair.
Each year we join together for this modern-day Way-of-the- Cross to shed light on unjust societal structures and to reflect on how we can work to dismantle them. Thank you for joining us in this ‘holy’ endeavor!
For more information please visit www.8thdaycenter.org.