"Outside the Parish" Events and Opportunities

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GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES - Ongoing Request for September 2017

Anyone celebrating a Golden wedding anniversary during the year 2017 should contact Kathy Mullins at the Rectory at 773-763-8228 with the date.

There will a special Mass at Holy Name Cathedral on September 17, 2017. This is by invitation only.

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DISPOSE OF PHARMACEUTICALS SAFELY - Ongoing Request

If you have expired or unused medications in your home, dispose of them safely and responsibly using the City's pharmaceutical disposal drop box program.

Alderman Laurino has been a proponent of this important program for close to seven years.

Drop off sites are open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

The most convenient drop off locations for 39th Ward residents are: 16th District Police Station (5151 N. Milwaukee Avenue) and 17th District Police Station (4650 N. Pulaski Road).

Find a full list of drop off locations on the City’s Website.

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES FREE NEWSPAPER FOR SENIORS - Ongoing Newspaper

Did you know Catholic Charities has a free newspaper just for senior citizens? Keenager News is published 10 times a year and is delivered to your door. This publications contains news, opinion, human interest, how-to, and travel articles, along with humor, puzzles, and recipes. Our "Readers' Corner" provides a forum for readers' own reminiscences, and poems.

To sign up to receive Keenager News, email kemmager@catholiccharities.net or call at
(312) 655-7425. If you are interested in advertising to our audience of more than 100,000 seniors, please contact Mandy Hamilton, Keenager News Editor, at (312) 655-7425 or ahamiltion@catholiccharities.net.

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SPRING INTO VOLUNTEERING! HOME DELIVERED MEAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Ongoing Request

Here’s a way to get outdoors while bringing a little sunshine into the lives of homebound seniors in our communities. norVOLution, Norwood Life Society’s volunteer program, engages all kinds and combinations of meals delivery volunteers: individuals, husbands and wives, parents and kids, grandparents with grandchildren, friends, companies, retired folks, and young people who need service hours. Our service area is the far northwest side of Chicago, Park Ridge, Harwood Heights, and Norridge.

A commitment of no more than two hours per week is required with our volunteers making about 6-10 deliveries. Free lunch is available for volunteers and 25 percent off every day in the Thrift Shop!

We need volunteers for once a week deliveries (especially on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) and “on-call” volunteers.

Give us a call at 773-577-5329 or email info@norvolution.org! You’ll be glad you did.

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THE WOMEN'S CENTER - Ongoing Event

The Women’s Center (a Catholicbased organization helping women in crisis pregnancies and offering lifeaffirming alternatives to abortion) needs YOU… Are you a college or HS student, a retired adult, or a servanthearted person with flexible Monday thru Friday from 9 am to 5 pm availability, looking to fill your time with volunteer work? Starting now, your help is needed preparing 8,000 bottles for our Baby Bottle Campaign by cleaning, tagging, and boxing them so they can be sent out to churches and schools. The spare change we collect in this campaign is our biggest fundraiser so your help is critical to its success! It is a perfect project for up to four people at a time who want to talk and work on a project.

We are located at 5116 N. Cicero Avenue (between Foster and Elston). Hours are flexible but 3 hour shifts of from 9 am to 12 Noon, from 1 to 4 pm, or other weekly hours are preferred. Or make a day of it: clean bottles from 9 am to 12 Noon, attend Mass in our St. Jude Chapel at 12 Noon, enjoy lunch, then dive back in till 4 pm or 5 pm.

Please let me know if you are interested in helping on this project. I promise you will love your time serving here! Contact Paige at pscarlett@womens-center.org or 773-794-8807 for more details and to learn other volunteer opportunities at The Women’s Center.

WEBSITE - www.womens-center.org

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Caregiver Support Group at Presence Resurrection Retirement Community - 3rd Wed of the Month

Caring for a loved one poses challenges. We’re here for you.

Join us the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. Share your experience. Learn about different resources available to those caring for aging relatives.

To find out more information or to register call at 773-792-4268.

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Vocation/Discernment Opportunities

“As the Father has sent Me, so I send you.”

Do you have a growing interest in sharing the Lord’s saving mission as a priest, deacon or in the consecrated life?

Call Father Francis Bitterman at 312-534-8298, or write at fbitterman@archchicago.org.

If you think God is calling you to be a priest, visit www.ChicagoPriest.com.

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FAITH AND ACTION ON THE JOURNEY FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM - Ongoing Event

Hope Out of Darkness
“I was a stranger and you welcomed me...” - Matthew 25:35

Pope Francis teaches us “Today, amid so much darkness, we need to see the light of hope and to be men and women who bring hope to others.” on 3/19/13. For 8 years, many of our immigrant brothers and sisters have yearned and hoped for legislative reform. We become a beacon of God’s hope when we remain in solidarity with them. Let us pray for immigrants, especially those experiencing exploitation, that they may hope for a brighter future. Let us continue to act to pass immigration reform.

ACTION: Send a postcard to your Representative by accessing the USCCB Justice for Immigrants website at www.justiceforimmigrants.org.

For more information on Immigration Reform, go to www.archchicago.org/Immigration/.

Office for Immigrant Affairs and Immigration Education
3525 S. Lake Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60653
Elena Segura at (312) 534-5333 or esegura@archchicago.org

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Eucharistic Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Borgia Parish - Everyday

The Prince of Peace Eucharistic Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Borgia Parish located at 8033 W. Addison in Chicago is open from 6:30 am to 12 Midnight - seven days per week.

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THE SAINT CORNELIUS FOOD PANTRY - Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

The St Cornelius Food Pantry has been operating for many years but now it operates out of the Convent building at 5252 N. Long Avenue. The pantry is stocked by donations of food items and monetary donations, which allows them to purchase the items most in need. The Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 Noon to 1 pm. The only requirement is a picture id, no one is turned away. The person is given a bag and is allowed to select food from the shelves.

We appreciate your donations!!!

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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - Every Wednesday

Every Wednesday at St. Thecla Church located at 6725 W. Devon Ave., Chicago, IL from 1 to 7 pm with Benediction at 6:30 pm.

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Sunday Mass at Mercy Home on Channel 26 - Every Sunday

Every Sunday at 7:30 am

If you are interested in receiving the FREE Sunday Mass Prayer Guide please call at
312-738-7580.

Feel free to call with questions or concerns!
Parish Office
773-763-8228 or e-mail at mail@sttars.org