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

Hungry, homeless people come to the rectory doors and visit the parish food pantries of our four sharing parishes daily in search of food. Our Sharing Parishes are often able to respond with brown lunch bags filled with non-perishable food.  Sr. Paulanne also regularly distributes these bags to local needy.  These easy-to-assemble bags are donated by OLPH individuals, families, and groups.

Consider making up a few or get a group together and make up even more.  No quantity is too big or too small.

Please use larger sized lunch bags and double the bags for durability.  Bags can be delivered to the Sharing Room on Sunday mornings or whenever volunteers are present.  Contact Julie Cooper, 847-909-0661, jmcooper1029@comcast.net,  for further information.

Where: 
At home
Who: 
Opportunities for Families
When: 
Ongoing
Contact person: 
Julie Cooper
Contact phone number: 
847-909-0661
Additional info: 
These bags filled with non-perishables are easy to assemble and should contain: Pre-packaged tuna salad or chicken salad with crackers Trail mix Peanut butter or cheese and crackers 100% juice in box or can Dried fruit Fruit cup or applesauce Plastic spoon and napkin Optional: Candy Power bars Granola bars

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

Gentle Yoga Classes

To benefit: 
Little by Little Medical Mission

Attend Yoga class, and your donations go to Little by Little Haiti Medical Mission.

Where: 
OLPH - Dussman Room
Who: 
Opportunities for Adults
When: 
Weekly
Contact person: 
Annie
Contact phone number: 
847-729-5950
Additional info: 
Meets Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m.

PreSchool Volunteers

To benefit: 
St. Martin De Porres House of Hope

Serve as teacher aides in Preschool setting.

Where: 
Off-Site
Who: 
Opportunities for Adults
When: 
Flexible
Contact person: 
Mike R.
Contact phone number: 
847-998-6575
Additional info: 
18 and up.

Pages

Sr. Paulanne's Needy Family Fund Donations

For over thirty years the Needy Family Fund, under the leadership of Sister Paulanne, has answered the call of those in our parish and community who are in financial crisis.

Gentle Yoga Class

Gentle Yoga Class: For your Body, Mind & Spirit 

Join us on the mat Wednesday mornings, 7:30-8:30 am, Flavin Room in the lower level of the Rectory.

Meal Ministry Seeking to Grow

The Meal Ministry is looking to grow our group as we work to prepare fresh and frozen meals for needy within our own community and beyond.

GiveCentral Launch

We are proud to introduce our new online giving program called GiveCentral.

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