St. Vincent de Paul – This society helps the needy in the Villa Park area.  It provides rental and utility assistance, and food and gasoline vouchers.  It also refers clients to other charitable organizations for further assistance.  The generous donations of our parishioners and sales at the six St. Vincent de Paul Resale Stores fund their operations.  For assistance, please call 630-415-0085 and leave a detailed message.  A volunteer will return your call to make an appointment.  To volunteer, please contact Jan Robbins @ jan_robbins@hotmail.com.

Casserole Ministry – is a parish-based initiative to feed the homeless.  Casseroles are prepared by parishioners in their homes, frozen, and returned to the church.  From there, the casseroles are delivered to kitchens in Chicago to feed the homeless.  To volunteer, please contact Betty St. Louis @ 630-279-9357.

Prayer Blanket Ministry – The members of our Parish meet to pray and make prayer blankets by request.  Each blanket is then blessed by our pastor or one of the deacons.  If you would like to request a prayer blanket or to volunteer, please contact Linette Guare @ stasprayerblanket@gmail.com.

Rosebud Program – This is a program of prayers for couples who are expecting, hoping to conceive, hoping to adopt or have lost a child.  For more information or to make a request, please contact Michele Johnston @ mmribbit@sbcglobal.net.

Compassionate Friends – a self-help support organization for families grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause meets in the parish Center on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7:00pm.  The meetings provide a safe place for families to talk about their child and know that they are not alone on their long grief journey.  Meetings are open to any adult (18 years or older) regardless of race, religion, child’s age or cause of death.  All are welcome.  Call Lynn Callister @ 630-834-4829 with questions. The national website is www.compassionatefriends.org.

 

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH RESOURCES:

Catholic Charities – Lombard – 630-495-8008

DuPage County Community Resources:  www.dupagecrisis.org or call 1-800-942-9412  Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm.