Parish blood drives are
held at certain times of the year in conjunction with the Heartland Blood
Center. Heartland services 33 hospitals in a 12 county area. Volunteers
may participate by giving blood, help with registration, calling
prospective donors, or donating baked goods for donors.
An annual collection taken
up by the pastors of the Lemont churches. The money is used to provide
resources to help parishioners during crisis situations. Assistance
includes short-term financial aid, crisis intervention, and other
referrals. Requests from members living in Lemont that belong to any of
the participating congregations will be considered. Requests must be
approved by the participating pastors. All individual/family needs are
kept in the strictest of confidence.
every month at the Daybreak Shelter in Joliet. Serving food and spending
time with the homeless and lonely are among the ministry opportunities
available at Daybreak. This is a very rewarding and, at times, a very
eye-opening ministry. Youth and adults are encouraged to volunteer.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
for Catholic men with a devotion to the rosary and civic service.
The Service Commission was
developed to inform and involve each parishioner to serve one another and
the larger community of city, state, nation, and the world. Special
Christian concern must be given to meeting the human and spiritual needs
of people around the community and around the world.
You are invited to extend
love, care, and concern to those in need. This includes visiting the sick
and homebound or extending aid to those who have lost a loved one. Your
time and treasure can be used for food drives and help for our sister
parish, Epiphany. If you have a green thumb or like outdoor work, you can
help beautify the parish grounds. Donate blood for those in desperate need
of it. Office volunteers are often needed. Your talents are a gift from
God. Do not bury them, but allow them to be used to glorify God.
Our parish is working
closely with one of Chicago's inner city parishes, Epiphany, in an
outreach program. A "Sharing Tree" program at Christmas has been
the traditional means of providing gifts for families, but there are also
collections, monthly food drives, and a "back-to-school" supply
drive. Please see the bulletin for details.
The Sharing Program relies
upon a committee of volunteers at Christmas and throughout the year in
discussing and facilitating our parish outreach to Epiphany and making
suggestions for future ministry opportunities. Of course, donations are