Jesus Asks Us to Feed the Hungry
For many years members of our parish have provided a meal for guests at Catholic Charities Emergency Family Shelter on the second Sunday of each month. And we continue the tradition in 2020! We are in need of volunteers for April, September, November and December. One or more families can volunteer to prepare and deliver a meal, although the shelter prefers that no more than five people actually be present at the house at a time. Volunteers can pay for the meal themselves, be reimbursed by the parish, or receive a Gift-In-Kind receipt that you can use for a tax deduction. To volunteer or to find out more, please contact Lisa or Tim Kautza at email@example.com or 515-964-7687.
Our blood drive is Thursday, January 30, 3:00 to 7:00p.m. in the Social Hall. Each blood donation saves up to three lives and more than 100,000 units of blood are needed yearly. May we count on you to donate blood? An appointment sign up sheet is in the vestibule or you may contact Tim and Lisa Kautza, 515-964-7687 / firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. Please give your email address as well so a reminder can be sent to you.
Please also contact Tim and Lisa if you are able to assist the day of the drive: 2 or 3 people to help unload the van and set up (about 2:00pm) and 2 or 3 people to help return the supplies to the van (about 7:45pm). Light lifting. Volunteers are also needed to assist during the drive.
Food Pantry Collection
Please bring non-perishable food items to Mass the 3rd full weekend of each month; we will also take up a monetary collection. Thank you for your continued generosity in sharing with those in need.
Cards for Home-Bound and in Care Facilities
If you know someone who might like to receive cards from parishioners, please ask them if we may put their address in the bulletin so cards can be sent.