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    Employment Resource

    Description:

    An ongoing ministry to support those who are unemployed and/or job transitioning. Our purpose is to provide valuable resources, tools, and skills for your successful career search. y

    Time:

    2nd and 4th Mondays of every month.

    People needed:

    Unlimited

     

    Giving Tree Team

    Description:

    Distribute gift requests and receive gifts before and after Masses beginning in November; and sort and prepare gifts for delivery on a Sunday in early December.

    Time:

    Varies according to day and task

    People needed:

    Number varies by week. Look for sign up information in the bulletin in the fall.

    Habitat for Humanity Ministry

    Description:

    Assist with the building of homes for the homeless and poor in poartnership to Habitat for Humanity and other local churches.

    Time:

    Varies, depending on the build schedule

    People needed:

    Webpage:

    Unlimited

     

    Habitat for Humanity Ministry Page

     

    International Hospitality

    Description:

    Our goal is to 1)provide opportunities to better understand other international cultures and 2) make immigrants feel welcome and comfortable in our parish and our community by offering social and educational opportunities. Our ministry provides English help for school children and adults with limited English, helps in citizenship preparation, and provides links and transportation to other services as needed..

    Time:

    For 2 to 3 months (March thru October), volunteer 2 to 3 hours per week. Contact John Tucker for more information

    People needed:

    Unlimited

    Webpage International Hospitality Webpage

     

    Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs (J.O.I.N.) - operated by the Columbus Diocese

    Description:

    Sort clothing donated from Parish families, which assists J.O.I.N. by making it easier to distribute the clothing to the needy

    Time:

    Two hours per month on Tuesday evenings as needed

    People needed:

    Unlimited

    Webpage J.O.I.N Webpage

     

    Kairos Prison Ministry

    Description:

    Kairos is an ecumenical Christian ministry designed for use in men’s and women’s correctional institutions. The purpose of Kairos is to help build and nurture a strong Christian community among the residents of these institutions. In addition to an “around the clock” prayer vigil during each Kairos weekend, thousands of “home baked” cookies are distributed, as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for each of us, as well as the support of their outside Christian community.

    Time:

    Occasional cookie baking, one hour prayer.

    People needed:

    Unlimited – volunteers, cookie bakers, prayer warriors

    Little Dresses of Love

    Description:

    Our mission is to use our creative talents for the good of others in needy areas and increase awareness of the needs of our international brothers and sisters in Christ. This project allows members to work at home at their own pace to sew simple little sundresses. Members meet occasionally for group workshops to share ideas, prepare kits, and socialize. Non sewers can help iron, cut and package kits. Workshop days are optional. Kits which include all needed supplies to complete a little dress are available.

    Time:

    On your own - you can help by making one dress or as many as you like.

    People needed:

    Unlimited 

    Webpage Little Dresses of Love Webpage

     

    Meals on Wheels

    Description:

    Deliver hot lunches to the homes of people who qualify. Meals are picked up at Westerville Senior Center; 310 W. Main St. Deliveries are local.

    Time:

    Tues. or Wed., 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2 hrs. per month.

    People needed:

    20 +

     

     

    Red Cross Blood Drive Help

    Description:

    Register donors, serve refreshments, recruit, and remind donors prior to drive, and assist in various ways to work with the Red Cross in the quarterly Blood Drive.

    Time:

    Varies per activity. (Approx. 2+ hours / 2-3 times per year)

    People needed:

    Varies

    Webpage Blood Drive Ministry Webpage

     

    Red Cross Blood Drive Food Prep

    Description:

    Provide refreshments and baked goods for the Donor Diner on the day of the Red Cross Blood Drives. You will be called when needed.

    Time:

    Varies per activity. (Approx. 1+ hours / 4-5 times per year)

    People needed:

    Varies

    Webpage Blood Drive Ministry Webpage

    Respect Life Ministry

    Description:

    PThe purpose of Respect Life Ministry is to promote a greater respect for the sanctity of human life and to represent the essence of Catholic teaching that all life is sacred and precious to God at every stage from conception to natural death. The Respect Life Ministry seeks to open hearts and minds through education, service, advocacy and prayer, helping people to choose life and give hope.

    Time:

    Varies according to events and activities.

    People needed:

    Unlimited

     

    Prayer Shawl Ministry

    Description:

    Provide shawls slippers, scarves, and gloves for those in need. Each stitch is made with a prayer for the recipient in hope of wrapping them in comfort. Don’t know how to crochet or knit? Someone in the ministry will teach you.

    Time:

    Varies depending on pattern. Ministry meets the 2nd and last Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday evenings of the month, and the last Saturday of the month. You may attend one or any of the meetings.

    People needed:

    Unlimited

     

    Social Concerns / Social Justice

    Description:

    Our ministry members work on projects embodying Catholic Social Teaching through education/awareness, charity/ outreach, advocacy, organizing & development, and solidarity. Some examples of current projects include: education/awareness on current social justice topics through guest homilists/speakers and parish-wide projects; Operation Rice Bowl; immigrant hospitality/English tutoring; serving lunch once per month to a need adult population(Bryden House); environmental activities such as Adopt-A-Highway.

    Time:

    Meet approximately every 5-6 weeks; time outside meetings varies according to time of year and interest.

    People needed:

    Unlimited

    Web Page Social Concerns Ministry Web Page

     

    St. James the Less Food Pantry Collection

    Description:

    Assist with the delivery of collected items to the St. James the Less Food Pantry on Oakland Park Avenue.

    Time:

    Approximately three hours per month on the second Sunday of the month. Two teams of two individuals are assigned on a rotating, monthly basis.

    People needed:

    Unlimited. Currently in need of several individuals to serve as subs in case regular volunteers are unavailable.

     

    St. James the Less Food Pantry Assistance

    Description:

    Work directly at the Food Pantry at St. James the Less Church. This ministry currently stocks the pantry once a week. This helps the Pantry staff to efficiently serve their customers as well as helps in inventory and ordering. Some light lifting is involved. 

    Time:

    Mondays from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. (summer hours earlier)

    People needed:

    Unlimited – Currently in need of several individuals to serve as subs in case regular volunteers are unavailable.

    Webpage St James Food Pantry