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Christian Service

Karen O'Brien, Director

Christian Service
An Invitation to serve Fellow Parishioners and the Local Community
Karen O'Brien, Director
(630)469-0404 x2108

"Whatever you did for one of these least brothers or sisters of mine, you did for Me.           Matthew 26:40

"We are called to act with justice, we are called to love tenderly, we are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God. - Micah 6:9

 

 


SHARE YOUR GIFTS AND TALENTS!
"Harvests are good but laborers are scarce."

Interested in using your time and skills for the benefit of others? Email (obrienk@stpetschurch.org)  or call Karen at 630 469-0404 x2108

Christian Service Ministries:

Working from Home: Those who love to cook are needed to prepare meals for parishioners in crisis or to provide food for funeral luncheons. There are also opportunities to join our "prayer connection", send card to the ill on our sick list and other special ministries you can do from home.

Communication and Relationship: Assistance is often needed for bereavement ministry, peace and social justice concerns, Hope Springs mentoring and the local walk-in ministry.

Hands on Activities: Volunteers are regularly needed for serving at funeral luncheons, ESSE (adult day care), the food pantry, PADS (homeless shelter), St. Vincent de Paul truck collections, Prescription collections for Medical Missions, and Ministry of Care.

Building Community and Fellowship: St. Joseph Employment Ministry, and fellowship on Tuesday/Wednesday mornings in the Parish Life Center following 8am Mass.

Assisting The Christian Service Office: Regular mailings, sending special greeting or anniversary cards are among some of the numerous tasks that volunteers are needed for assistance.
"Today if you would hear His voice, do not harden your hearts - Psalm 95:7-8"

 

St. Vincent de Paul truck drive

 

Items we can accept are:

Appliances:  Small appliances

AUDIO VISUAL:  Videos, DVD’s, CDs, cassettes and records. No home recordings

BABY EQUIPMENT:  NO BABY EQUIPMENT – WE DO ACCEPT BABY CLOTHING

BLINDS, ETC.:  Blinds, curtain rods (brand new in box only), No draperies, No drapery rods

BOOKS:  Fiction and non-fiction – must be clean, no mold, no broken bindings, no missing  pages. No textbooks, encyclopedias, Reader Digest Editions or magazines

CLOTHING:    Clothing, shoes and accessories, all sizes, all seasons (folded in bags or boxes) -no hangers

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS:  Lamps (no halogen), bake ware, cookware, dishes, glasses, knick-knacks, pictures, utensils, etc. Please pack breakables in box with newspaper

LINENS:  Blankets, curtains, sheets, small rugs, tablecloths, towels, throw pillows, etc.

SPORTING GOODS:  We do not accept bowling balls, skis, exercise equipment, tents or sleeping bags all other sporting goods are accepted.

TOYS :  Toys, puzzles and games must be clean and complete

 

Some items that we never accept are:  paint, chemicals, grease or oils, cosmetics (unless new and unopened), disposable food containers and jars (except canning jars), wall –to-wall carpeting, built-ins of and kind. We also can’t accept anything with mildew, mold, musty odors or wet. Thanks!

 

If the truck drive has to be cancelled for any reason a pulpit announcement will be made, that weekend, at each Mass.

. Donors of furniture or other large items can call our dispatch for a pickup of those items at their home. 630-231-4658 or email them at saintvincentdonate@gmail.com with address, phone number and description of donation.

 

Volunteers

St. Vincent of DePaul clothing drive is a great way for the junior high students to get volunteer hours. If you can spare some time, we would love to have you help but every student needs to bring a parent with. If you’re interested please email Tim McKeown at temckeown@gmail.com