Retreats, Spiritual Enrichment, Educational and Prayer Opportunities
Opportunities to Support Local Organizations & Charities
Programs on Social Justice and Social Concerns
Resources for Families, e.g. Camps in the area
Jesus instructs us in the greatest commandment to Love God, and love your neighbor as yourself. In today's challenging context, how are we able to be persons of justice when we are weary and stressed out? What spiritual practices can assist us in attending to our spiritual and physical health without feeling selfish? Dr. White’s presentation will guide us in a reflective process of prayer and shared story as we discover tools that can assist us in becoming more energized, focused and open to the loving presence of the Spirit of God as we continue on our journey in justice and loving others. Dr. White is an Assistant Professor of Spirituality and Ministry at Catholic Theological Union.
This series will run January 14-April 1. Shelby Boblick will lead the reflections. Meetings will take place in the gathering area of St. Catherine – St. Lucy Catholic Church, 38 N. Austin Blvd., Oak Park, IL, which is accessible to those with mobility challenges. Assistive listening devices are available. We’ll offer duplicate sessions each Monday: one at 1 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m. Please join at the time that suits you. No need to come at the same time each Monday. Sessions last no longer than 90 minutes
1515 Ogden Avenue, LaGrange Park, IL. To register: online at www.csjthewell.org, or call 708-482-5048
Go to the website via the link above for a list of all upcoming retreats.
A spiritual program for widowed men and women who want to resolve the normal grief they feel and begin to live again. Workshops and retreats throughout the year.
Get together with friends, family or neighbors to provide meals for shelter clients. You can team up with your book group to make dinner onsite, or arrange for the soccer team to make sack lunches, or work with your neighbors to provide breakfast food. This is a great way to make a measurable impact in your community by supporting the work of Housing Forward. Click here to find out more and sign up to make a difference every month. Or go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b4baca92da57-housing
Become a Rush Oak Park Hospital Volunteer! Click title above to learn more.
At Irving Elementary School (1125 South Cuyler) we have a reading program for grades 1-3 called WORM Club (Working On Reading In The Morning). The program is held at Irving School in the library before school from 7:30 to 8:00 am on Mondays through Thursdays. Worm Club is for struggling readers where volunteers read with primary aged students working on their oral reading fluency and comprehension. Several of our volunteers are Ascension parishioners. You can volunteer as many days as you want and come when it best fits your schedule. The program starts in mid October and ends in late April. Please contact me via email if you are interested or if you have any questions. Nick Sakellaris (Ascension Parishioner) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help students from Chicago's Austin community realize their potential through one-to-one learning. Work with a student in grades K-12 for 90 minutes weekly on reading, homework, and other enrichment activities. We have a reading specialist, a computer room, math coaches, and a fully stocked library. Tutoring is 6:30-8 p.m.on Tuesdays at Pine Avenue Church, 5460 E. Augusta in Chicago, or on Thursdays at First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake St., and runs from September to mid-May. For more information, contact Executive Director Kara Kalnitz at 773-378-5530 or at email@example.com, or check out https://clustertutoring.org/.
As is part of our mission, Little City is constantly searching for welcoming homes and loving parents regardless of age, race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, income or education level. Details on our information sessions. Frequently asked questions.
The VA Chaplain needs a few volunteer ministers to assist veterans at their 11 am Sunday Mass services in Extended Care Center/Hospice at Hines VA, Maywood.
If you are interested in volunteering to help the VA Catholic Chaplain, call and leave a message or email John Nally, 708-802-4847 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Rush Oak Park Hospital offers a wide range of classes and events throughout the year — in your local community — to help you live a healthier, happier and more informed life.