Food Pantry Needs
*Most needed items at this time
• Pancake mix/syrup
• Baking mix
• Cooking oil
• Laundry detergent
• Personal Care Items
• $25 Jewel Gift Cards
There will be no regular distribution in December because of the Giving Tree and Christmas food baskets. Donations are still needed and will continue to be collected though!
Gifts are due this weekend! Please remember, each tag represents a real person. When you took a tag from the tree, you made a commitment to that person, and to returning your gift(s) on time.
**NEW THIS YEAR**
Gifts will be returned to Morrissey Hall using the convenient drop off lane on Stone Ave.!
Volunteers will help unload your car!
Please DO NOT drop gifts off at the Church
PURPLE TAGS (gifts): Gifts are to be returned before/after Masses this weekend. Be sure the gift tag is securely attached to the packages. If you have more than one package for the same person, please attach a gift tag on each package indicating his/her name and family number, to make sure all gifts go to the correct person. If you have more than one package for Family Request, please mark 1 of 2, 2 of 2, etc.
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.
Thank you for your continuing generosity to the less fortunate in our community.
The Giving Tree Committee
Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the parish website: www.stcletusparish.com/socialconcerns.
For further details you can also contact: Kendall Grant, (708)215-5418, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR ALL GIVING TREE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES PLEASE USE THE SIGN UP GENUIS LINK AT: http://stcletusparish.com/ministries/social-concerns/
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!
Immigration Ministry in the 12th Annual Posada Seeking Immigration Reform
On Friday December 15, 2017 join the Immigration Ministry in the 12th Annual Posada Seeking Immigration Reform to walk and pray in solidarity with our immigrant sisters and brothers who—as the Holy Family sought a place to stay—are seeking legislative shelter, “Posada.” Let us show support for DACA families!
For more information, please contact
Homeless Persons Memorial
Monday, December 19 at 6:30pm
Old St. Pat’s (700 W Adams St, Chicago 60661)
On the longest night of the year, please join us as we again remember our homeless brothers and sisters who have died in the last year. The memorial will be held on December 19th at Old St. Patrick’s Church. Music again will be provided by Harmony, Hope, and Healing, which puts on this service along with the Ignatian Spirituality Project, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Old St. Pat’s, New Moms, Cornerstone Community Outreach, and the Night Ministry.