HOPE - Career Help Ministry

Helpful Outreach for People Seeking Employment



St. Michael, St. Elizabeth Seton, and Our Lady of the Woods Community members, acquaintances, and friends are invited to our meetings!

The HOPE employment support ministry is open to everyone: Folks feeling under-employed; folks having been downsized or retired earlier than expected; or even those wishing to offer employment or help! All our services, to both job seekers and employers, are offered free of charge.

Our monthly meetings consist of networking, resume reviewing, guest speakers and open forums. These meetings are usually on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 PM at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Orland Hills (O’Mara Hall – Lower Level of the Church with entrance on the south side) –

Need a resume tuned up or updated?  Send it to us, and then come to the next meeting to receive feedback and discuss suggestions.

Employers and HOPE Alumni – We ask that you please share job openings with us. Send your staffing needs and openings to us, and they will be distributed to those who attend our monthly meetings.

Send your resumes, job postings, staffing needs, questions or comments to Fred Zeilner at

Volunteer Opportunity – If you have expertise in the areas of Career Guidance, HR/Recruitment, Staffing, Applicant Tracking Systems, Resumes, Employee Networking or LinkedIn, please consider joining our team as a volunteer or as a guest speaker. Enjoy the satisfaction of providing your expertise in order to prepare job seekers for success. Contact Arnie Skibinski at

Next Meeting Schedule 2020 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church

  • All meeting dates will be the first Tuesday of the month, with the exception of November, which will be the second Tuesday of the month, in order to avoid conflict with election day. The meeting dates are: April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 10 and December 1.

Our Outreach Ministries

Alcoholic Anonymous

If you think you have a problem with alcohol and have a desire to stop drinking, come to our AA meetings.

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The “How to go on After a Loved One Has Died” program is offered twice a year to people experiencing grief.

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Domestic Violence

We focus on awareness of the problem, resources for victims, and prevention of domestic violence.

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Grief Support

These groups give grieving persons an opportunity to talk about what they are struggling with in their grief.

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HOPE (Jobs Ministry)

Helpful outreach for people seeking employment through networking, speakers and open forums.

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Martha Ministry

This ministry offers support and meals brought home to those who have been ill or incapacitated for a while.

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Prayer Shawls

Talented parishioners (Hooks & Needles) share their love of crochet and knitting by making items with prayer.

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Knights of Columbus

Fraternal Service Organization Council #10858 dedicated to faith, community, family, youth and fellowship.

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St. Vincent de Paul

We help all those in need who are registered parishioners and within our Orland Park Community.

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Food Drives

Usually held in the summer when pantries are low or around Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

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Soup Kitchen

High School students prepare and serve lunch at the Shepherd’s Table – Soup Kitchen in Joliet.

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Appalachia Outreach

High School students spend a week of service in Appalachia in Charleston, West Virginia in June.

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Christmas Sharing Trees

As we approach the season of Christmas, we delight in our ability to bring joy to others through gift giving.

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Lenten Crosses

Paper Crosses with labels requesting items needed by members of our sharing parish and other local charities.

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We value and guard all human life from conception to natural death by participating in various Pro-Life events.

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A lifeline of hope and healing for struggling marriages through a three-phase program on weekends.

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SouthWest Interfaith Team

SWIFT promotes projects and dialogue among the Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious communities.

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Immigration Ministry

This Catholic Social Teaching Team serves a vital role towards fulfilling the mission to “welcome the stranger.”

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Pastoral Migratoria

This ministry invites immigrants to be engaged in service and justice actions in our parish community.

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Ongoing and Upcoming Events