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St. Simon of Cyrene, Our Sharing Parish


At Ascension and St. Edmund Parish we collect food on the third weekend of the month for the Pantry sponsored by the Men's group at our sharing parish, St. Simon of Cyrene (formerly St. Martin de Porres) in Chicago. On the 3rd Sunday of each month, bring your bag(s) of nonperishable grocery items to Mass and place on the altar during the collection of gifts, or at one of the Church entrances.

We also accept monetary donations to go towards the food pantry. Checks may still be made out to "St. Martin Catholic Church," put "pantry" on the "for" line and drop it in the collection basket any time during the month. The men always have to buy more than we donate and this helps them. We are always grateful for whatever you do to help these wonderful men.

Our Community Gardeners also collect fresh produce from the parish garden to donate to the pantry. Do you have produce from your home garden that you'd like to contribute? If yes, we'd love your donation! Please visit our Community Gardeners web page for more information.