“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” (Mt. 25:35-36)
Outreach is shared among many ministries of our parish for those who wish to participate in local service opportunities related to peace and justice initiatives as they arise throughout the year.
Opportunities to serve may include events such as: parish meals for those in need, assistance to the elderly and disadvantaged, the Holiday Meal / Food Outreach Program, Holiday Toy and Coat Drive, supporting Catholic Charities initiatives, working at Northern Illinois Food Bank, supporting a local food pantry, etc.
Events, fundraisers, and opportunities to serve are posted in the bulletin or on the narthex bulletin board.
FEEDING THE HUNGRY: FOOD BANK VOLUNTEERS, HOLIDAY MEALS PROGRAM
LOCAL FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS
St. John the Apostle Parish will be accepting food donations to benefit the York Township Food Pantry which relies on community and in-kind donations. If you would like to donate, please check the list of food items for the month and the collection dates! A cart will be placed in the narthex. Thank you for your generosity!
EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE: Emergency food assistance is available to our parish families whenever the need arises. Please contact the parish office at 630-279-7404 to discuss your immediate needs.
Blood Drives held at St. Alexander / St. John.
Online signup at www.redcrossblood.org
COMMUNITY RESOURCE LINKS
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesjoliet.org
DuPage County Community Resources www.dupagecris.org