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Lenten Crosses

Outreach Ministry

During the season of Lent we are reminded of our need to commit ourselves to prayer, fasting and almsgiving. These practices have always been a part of our Lenten experience. They prompt us to consider personal change and renewal in our lives, and give of ourselves as Jesus gave his life for us.

On Ash Wednesday, the Social Concerns Ministry put out paper crosses with labels requesting items needed by members of our sharing parish, St. Vincent de Paul, and other local charities or gift cards to be used to purchase needed items. Little did we know how things would change in our world since then. If you took a cross, we ask that you hold on to the gifts you purchased until our Churches reopen, or wait to go out and purchase the item until it is safe. Charity to those in need is a year-round virtue to practice. We will distribute your gifts to the needy as soon as we are able.

IMPORTANT – ONCE OUR PARISH BUILDINGS RE-OPEN, we ask that unwrapped items, with the cross attached, be returned to our Parish Office. A deadline date for returning the gifts will be announced. Thank you for your patience and generosity.

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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Bereavement

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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Pro-Life

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

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Retrouvaille

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