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 greatly appreciate your ongoing help in stocking our pantry shelves! Thank you for checking dates on all your non-perishables to make sure we can distribute them.
What Is Food Insecurity?
Food insecurity is the condition where people cannot reliably access adequate, nutritious food. Lack of financial and other resources can cause it. People who are food insecure struggle to avoid hunger, a more narrow physiological condition. Hunger is what you feel when you don’t have enough to eat. Food insecurity is the set of circumstances that prevent your access to food.
Food Insecurity Facts
•One in seven people in Cook County will experience food insecurity this year.
•The Food Depository serves more than 812,000 individuals or 232,100 households each year.
•Food insecurity varies greatly across the county. In some communities, more than half of all residents are food insecure.
•Food insecurity is usually episodic and often cyclical. People may require assistance a single time, for a few months, or on a more regular basis.
•There is no one face of food insecurity. The need varies among children, older adults, people with disabilities, veterans, the working poor, and others, as does the best way of reaching them.
•Making tradeoff decisions between paying for food and other basic needs such as medical bills and housing is common among Food Depository clients.
•Many food insecure households do not qualify for federal nutrition assistance programs.
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.
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
Career Transition Workshop – Last Week!
ICN invites you to join us on Tuesday, February 20, 7-9 pm for our final Boot Camp session. A panel of HR professionals will provide phone and onsite interviewing techniques to get the job you want and answer any and all questions about the process. This meeting is open to everyone and there is no cost to attend. 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.
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.
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.
Join our faith community-and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States-in a life changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from the Church Narthex after Masses February 17-18. During the 40 days of Lent, as companions on the journey, we will encounter our neighbor.
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