Human Concerns and Needs Commission
Meetings are held on the
second Wednesday of the month
at 7:00 p.m.
Co-Commission Heads: Barbara Pope and Jeanne Sanna
Pastor’s Representative: Fr. Joe Morin, C.Ss.R.
Current Projects where your help makes a big difference:
School Supply Drive
The Human Concerns and Needs Commission has had requests from three different groups asking for our help. We are hoping that each week, the basket will be filled with your donations so we can help these groups.The following is a list of the most requested supplies: backpacks, notebooks, paper, erasable pens and colored markers, crayons, rulers, scissors, colored pencils, glue sticks, and folders. Don’t like to shop? We will happily accept cash donations (please place in an envelope marked SCHOOL SUPPLIES and drop in the collection basket) and we will do the shopping for you. The collection will end August 10th. Those new supplies mean a lot to the children as they begin the new school year so thank you for your support!
Toiletries for Marquard Center, non-perishable food for Catholic Charities, Boxtops for Education and Campbell’s labels for Manierre School
Marquard Center—bake, cook, and serve a meal monthly on Saturday. Contact R. Yanku at
firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Contact SueThelin for the following volunteer opportunities (email@example.com):·
Catholic Charities—serve dinner one Tuesday of each quarter
Deborah’s Place—serve dinner the fourth Wednesday of the month
Tutoring at Manierre School
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays between 9:00 a.m. and noon in basic reading and math. One-on-one mentors /tutors are needed after school also. A 50 hour commitment for the school year is required.
Annual HCN Events
Blessing of the Animals - Saturday in October at 10:00 a.m.
Turkey and Food Drive - October to November
Gift Drive - November to December
Lenten Food Drive
We welcome and encourage all practical
Catholic men (18 years+) to come check us out.
For more information and to inquire about membership
and participation please contact
Tim Bracken at TDBracken.Knights@yahoo.com
St. Michael's Book Club
Meetings are held on the
fourth Thursday of the month
The Book Club is a dedicated group of readers that choose a variety of books each year. The club chooses the reading schedule for the year in August with the guidelines of choosing a non-fiction, fiction, biography, mystery, moral dilemma and has even taken in a play. The discussions are lively and all are welcome to join in at any point. Please call the Parish Office for contact information, 312-642-2498.
Parish Center Cafe
First Wednesday of every month
On this day all moms are invited to come to the Cafe for some hospitality with other moms. The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at noon. Children are welcome. There are some toys available but feel free to bring some to share.
Coffee, juice for children and some snacks are available or bring your special treats with you.
You do not need to be a parishioner of St. Michael's to join in so feel free to bring your friends and neighbors. You can enter the Parish Center at 1711 N. Cleveland Ave., just adjacent to the parking lot.
Call Toni Dunning at 312-642-2498 for more information.
New Parishioner Dinners
Scheduled at various times
throughout the year and held
in the Parish Center Cafe
When a New Parishioner Dinner has been scheduled Christine Kordiuk, will contact all those newly registered parishioners to invite them to dinner with the Parish Staff. This dinner is specificaly designed for new parishioners to meet the staff and get to know all St. Michael's has to offer.