Food Pantry Needs
• Diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6)
• Baby Wipes
• Pasta Sauce
CROP Hunger Walk
Sunday, October 27th
12:30 Check In
1:15 Walk Begins
Location: The walk begins and ends at First Congregational Church of Western Springs (1106 Chestnut St. Western Springs)
Our food pantry benefits directly from this walk, receiving canned goods and a generous check. Please help us make this year’s CROP Walk successful! Online registration and donation info can be found at: crophungerwalk.org/lagrangeil/stcletus
Giving Tree Registration
Tuesday, October 1
St. Cletus Morrissey Hall
We will be registering eligible families for the December Giving Tree. To qualify:
• You must be a regular food pantry client, registered with us between January 1-September 26, 2019.
• OR you must be a registered parishioner of St. Cletus Parish
Volunteers needed from 5:30-8:30pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at: http://bit.ly/2kKbIn1
Giving Tree Tag Making
Tuesday, October 15
Room 201 in the Education Building
*enter at the school main entrance, door #2*
Volunteers needed to help cut, fold, hole punch, and tie ribbons on Giving Tree tags! Grades 6 and up can come without a parent. Adults are needed too! If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at: http://bit.ly/2kKbln1
Domestic Violence Outreach
Saturday, October 5th:
4th Annual Domestic Violence Survivors Mass
Holy Name Cathedral
5:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Mass with hospitality following
Monday, October 7th:
Preventing Violence in Our Communities
St. Cletus Parish Center
40 Days for Life
September 25-November 3
The visible, public centerpiece of 40 Days for Life is a focused, 40-day, round-the-clock prayer vigil outside a single facility in your community. It is a peaceful and educational presence. Those who are called to stand witness during this 24-hour-a-day presence send a powerful message to the community about the tragic reality of abortion. Locations in Downers Grove, Chicago, and Flossmoor. Visit www.40daysforlife.com for more information.
October 6 from 2:30-3:30
Southwest Corner of LaGrange Rd. and Ogden Ave.
Annually, on the first Sunday in October, LIFE CHAIN invites the churches in each city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for 90 minutes. In 2017, over 1550 cities and towns held Life Chains. Signs will be provided as well as suggested Prayer Topics, Songs of Meditation, and scripture verses. We hope you will join us!
Baby Bottle Envelopes
October 12-13 after all Masses
Volunteers are needed to help hand out envelopes at the exits after each Mass. All ages welcome. Please sign up at: http://bit.ly/2kSGE4g
We want to congratulate and thank all of our Silent Auction Winners! Steven Lifka, Lynda Lathrop, Joe Lestarczyk, Kieran Kelliher, Ryan Lestarczyk, and Ernie Kaminski.
We were able to raise $1,280 that will go directly to helping our neighbors with rent and utility assistance. Thank you for your generosity!
Interfaith Career Network
If you have an interest in supporting job seekers in our community, we’d love to hear from you! Even with the improved job market there are continuing layoffs, and many seeking a better opportunity. We are staffed by volunteers and are seeking new members to join our ICN team (www.interfaithcareernetwork.org). Anyone interested in supporting others during their search would be welcome. We are in need of volunteers for marketing efforts (including social media, website support, etc.) as well as anyone who could assist with job coaching advice or networking help. A business or HR professional for one-on-one coaching would be a great addition! If you have a warm smile but no related job search experience, we need you as well for greeters at our monthly meetings and quarterly resume reviews. This September is our 11th anniversary of helping others help themselves. You, too can help make a difference! Call Judy Kennedy at 708.352.8943 or Tom Rohan at 708.772.4231 to learn more.