Catholic Charities Emergency Shelter “Thank You!” – Parish Volunteers Needed
Thank you so much for your gift of the creative meals you have provided each month for our guests over the past twenty years. You help make our guests feel cared for and you also take a burden off of staff who would be cooking if the meal weren’t provided. This saves us several thousands of dollars each year. We cannot thank you enough.
~ Catholic Charities Emergency Family Shelter
Members of our parish provide one meal for guests at Catholic Charities Emergency Family Shelter on the second Sunday of each month. We currently need volunteers for January through July, September, and December 2020. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-964-7687.
We are grateful to the following parishioners who prepared meals in 2019: Cross Ministry Team, Arlene and Todd Anderson family, Sheri Olson and family, Tammi and Garrett McClain, Stacie and Joel Hergenreter, JoAnn Meusburger, Sharon Adams, Lisa Pritchard, Kathy and Rick Daup, Knights of Columbus, Angie and Matt Miller family, and the Finance Council.
Food Pantry Collection
Please bring non-perishable food items to Mass the 3rd 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.