Service Opportunities

Why we serve

The Christian life is one of service to others and particularly to those in need. As the faithful we believe that serving others is not only an opportunity to live out the gifts of our faith, but to encounter the person of Christ. By entering into relationship with others we are reminded of our own need, our own reliance on God and the generosity we ourselves have received from others. The opportunities you will find here are provided to build and achieve relationships with those in our greater community.

The list provided is guided by the criteria given in the Corporal Works of Mercy to:

  • Feed the hungry
  • Give drink to the thirsty
  • Clothe the naked
  • Shelter the homeless
  • Visit the sick
  • Visit those in prison
  • Bury the dead.

Thank you for sharing your time and talent.

Making a difference

Operation Brown Bag

To benefit: 
Sharing Parishes

Assemble brown bag meals for hungry and homeless. Deliver bags to the Sharing Room at OLPH.

Where: 
At home
Who: 
Opportunities for Families
When: 
Ongoing
Contact person: 
Parish Office
Contact phone number: 
847-729-1525
Additional info: 
Bags contain: pre-packaged tuna or chicken salad with crackers, trail mix, peanut butter or cheese and crackers, 100% juice in box or can, dried fruit, plastic spoon and napkin, optional: candy, power bars, and granola bars.

Housewares Shower

To benefit: 
St. Martin De Porres House of Hope

Coordinate the acquisition of house wares for families who are transitioning from the shelter.

Where: 
At home
Who: 
Opportunities for Families
When: 
Flexible
Contact person: 
Mike R.
Contact phone number: 
847-998-6575
Additional info: 
Must have the ability to accumulate and store items in your home until distribution.

Sunday Dinner Preparation

dinner prep
To benefit: 
Marquard Center

Help prepare a Sunday dinner that will be taken to the Marquard Center Dining Room. We welcome donations of fresh fruit, cookies and candy, which can be delivered to the convent porch that Saturday. We welcome volunteers who would like to help in preparing the meal on Sunday morning here at OLPH and still others who would like to go down and serve later in the day.

Good cause: 
Marquard Center
Where: 
OLPH
Who: 
Opportunities for Families
When: 
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sundays, Monthly
Contact person: 
Terri G.
Contact phone number: 
847-729-5916

Data Entry

To benefit: 
Little by Little Medical Mission

Perform data entry for the Medical Mission.

Who: 
Opportunities for Teens
When: 
Flexible
Contact person: 
Sue W.

Supplies Packing Parties

To benefit: 
Little by Little Medical Mission

Pack supplies for the Mission Team prior to their trip departure.

Where: 
OLPH
Who: 
Opportunities for Teens
When: 
Saturday a.m., 3-4 times per year
Contact person: 
Mary M., Mary G.
Contact phone number: 
847-729-3452
847-724-6802

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