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Outreach and Volunteer/Service Opportunities
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Outreach and Volunteer/Service Opportunities
November 23, 2017 - Thursday
Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
All Are Welcome!
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
A traditional Thanksgiving meal will be served at the Norwalk Catholic School Cafeteria, 31 Milan Avenue.
November 25, Saturday
Norwalk Young Adults Potluck
Food, faith, and fellowship for young adults ages 18-35. Please bring a side dish to share.
November 26, 27, & 28, 2017 - Sunday thru Tuesday
The Essence of Advent: Preparing Our Souls for the Savior
7:00 - 8:30 pm
St. Alphonsus & St. Joseph Annual Parish Mission
St. Joseph Church, Monroeville
A 3-night Advent Parish Mission presented by Carol & Kristen Kurivial of Luminous Ministries, featuring original musicals depicting St. Anne, St. Elizabeth, and Mary, Mother of God. All are invited!
November 27, 2017 - Monday
Sign-Up Deadline for Parents Day Out
Registration Sign-Up Form
See December 9, 2017 below.
November 28 - December 1 - Tues. thru Friday
Annunciation Radio Fall Sharathon
7:00 am to 6:00 pm each day
You may want to show your support of Catholic radio in our diocese by listening and calling in your pledge on:
On Wednesday, November 29 -
• 10:00 am - Fr. Paul Schreiner and our
Seminarian Intern, Peter Grodi, will be
• 11:00 am - Fr. David Kidd will be interviewed.
• 12:00 noon - Fr. David Kidd will celebrate
• 4:00 pm - Deacon Jim & Bev Reichert will
See the list of stations and More Information.
Toll-free pledge line: 888-215-0624.
December 2, 2017 - Saturday
Men's Advent Day of Preparation
7:00 am to 1:30 pm
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
414 Madison St., Port Clinton
For men -- ages 16-99 -- to prepare for the coming of our Savior and an opportunity to grow in our Catholic Faith. The program begins at 8:00 am and will include films, talks, Reconciliation, Adoration, and Mass.
Keynote speaker is Dr. Ray Guarendi on "The Logic of Being Catholic."
Please RSVP by Monday, November 27, to 419-734-4004, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 3, 2017 - Sunday
Toledo Council of Catholic Women
Annual Christmas Tea
2:00 - 4:00 pm
St. Ann Catholic Church, Fremont
In the spirit of the season, we ask that each lady bring a canned food to be given to the local food pantry as "admission" at the door. Please RSVP by Friday, November 24, to Debbi Luman at email@example.com or 419-898-0906.
December 8 thru December 9, 2017
Advent Overnight Retreat "Take Time to Wait"
Friday @ 7:00 pm thru Saturday @ 3:00 pm
The Pines Retreat Center, Fremont
In the middle of preparation for Christmas, take time to prepare your own heart by waiting in the stillness of the Advent season. Original Cost: $80. Your Price: $50, a gift from the Retreat Center. Register online or call 419-332-652. Registration deadline: Monday, November 27.
December 9, 2017 - Saturday
Parents Day Out
9:00 am - 12 noon - St. Paul Social Hall, Milan Ave.
The After the 5 Youth Group will watch your children while you shop, bake, or whatever!
Registration Sign-Up Form
Sign-up Deadline is Monday, November 27.
Questions? Please call Kelly @ 419-668-6044, ext. 320.
Dine Out for the FUNd of It!
Help the Norwalk Area United Fund and support our community restaurants at the same time! A portion of the day's sales on the following Wednesdays will go toward the 2018 Community Campaign to help 35 local programs and grants.
November 29 - Cameo at the Creek
December 6 - Freight House
December 13 - East of Chicago, Norwalk
December 20 - Freight House
December 27 - Pizza Post
Questions? Please call the Norwalk Area United Fund at 419-668-0269.
Save the Date!
ACT - Answering the Call Together
Louisiana Mission Trip
February 26 - March 2, 2018
Approximately 154,000 homes were flooded in August 2016, and ACT is working on the logistics to go again to help these people. More details will be coming. The mission trip is free to all volunteers. You are responsible for getting to the mission site. However, if you have an interest in helping, please contact David Wallace at
419-706-8656. Visit the website at:
Norwalk Area Food Bank Needs Grocery Bags!
The Norwalk Area Food Bank always needs grocery bags . Please drop off at the Food Bank (99 Whittlesey Avenue), Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00 am to 12 noon or 1:00 to 3:00 pm. You may also leave them in the Food Bank baskets in the back of the Church. Thank you!
Mondays, December 4, 11, & 18
Joy to the World Advent Series
7:00 pm - Juan Diego Room
A discussion of the book: Joy to the World: How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (and Still Does), by Scott Hahn.
Please call the Parish Office to register. The group is limited to 20 participants.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays - Mom Time
9:30 am to 10:30 am - Juan Diego Room
Starts on Tuesday, October 10, for all Moms. Child care is provided. Please call the Parish Office @ 419-668-6044 to register.
Wednesdays - Coffee and Conversation
10:00 am - Juan Diego Room
Now discussing the book:
Resisting Happiness, by Matthew Kelly.
Beginning January 3, we will begin a new discussion on Matthew Kelly's book, Rediscover Catholicism. A limited number of copies are available in the Parish Office. No registration is needed. New conversationalists are always welcome!
Study Guide for Rediscover Catholicism.
1st Thursdays - Meet and Eat Luncheon
12:00 noon - Gathering Space
Starting on Thursday, October 5
Join us for a light lunch and fellowship!
Future Dates on first Thursdays:
December 7, February 1, March 1, and May 3
Five 2nd Thursdays - 5 Monthly Sessions
"A Biblical Walk Through the Mass"
Bible study on why we say and do certain things at Mass.
Begins on Thursday, December 14, and continues on the 2nd Thursday each month through April, 2018.
7:00 pm - Location will depend on the number of participants. $20.00 for materials. Limited to 50 participants.
Call the Parish Office to register by Thursday, November 30.
Basket Basics - A Project of the United Fund
As the holidays approach, once again St. Paul Parish is participating in the Basket Basics project of the Norwalk Area United Fund, which puts daily personal care and household items in the hands of those in need. Look for the Christmas boxes by the front doors of the church.
For the Christmas season, items will be collected in our church through December 10. However, the United Fund collects items and provides these baskets year-round. Donations of items are always welcome and can be dropped off at the United Fund office at 2 E. Seminary St.. Items needed include the following:
Bakers Needed for Thanksgiving Dinner!
We are in need of desserts for the dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23. If you would like to donate a pie (or two!), please call Grace at 419-668-3005 or 419-677-6402.
Not a pie baker? Any dessert that can be cut easily into individual portions will work!
Donations can be dropped off at the Norwalk Catholic School cafeteria (31 Milan Avenue) on Wednesday, November 22, in the morning, or on Thanksgiving Day between 7:00 & 10:00 am.
Thank you for your generosity!
Dessert Makers Needed for Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration on December 10!
If you would like to make a dessert for this celebration, it will be greatly appreciated! Desserts can be dropped off at the NCS Elementary cafeteria on the afternoon of Saturday, December 9, or the morning of Sunday, December 10.
Catholic Charities in Norwalk
Catholic Charities is seeking office volunteers -- individuals to answer phones, to file, and to support Catholic Charities' mission to help people of all faiths by providing assistance, information and referrals, and demonstrating God's love.
Contact Byron Wynn, Catholic Charities Volunteer Coordinator @ 419-214-4950 or
Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick
A volunteer is needed for the 4th Wednesday each month.
For more information or to volunteer, please call Marcia Roth @ 419-668-2262.
Love to Sew or Interested in Learning?
St. Paul Catholic Church is looking for people interested in helping to sew school bags for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Dates/times will be determined, but we will be sewing in the Gathering Space.
We need many hands for this project! Please call the Parish Office @ 419-668-6044 if you are interested in helping!
Help Wanted! - Child Care Ministry
St. Paul Catholic Church is looking for volunteers who love children who can provide child care during parish programs and meetings.
Mass Coordinators Needed
We are in need of Mass Coordinators to help "set the table" before Mass, in preparation for our Eucharistic celebration. Coordinators are especially needed for the 11:00 am and 5:00 pm Masses.
If you are interested, please call Anna Weisenberger at 419-668-8974.
Volunteer to Be a Parish Host!
At a weekend Mass may be the only time we have a chance to connect with people seeking to deepen their relationship with Christ and the Church. Are you willing to help make this experience an inviting and welcoming one?
Help us to warmly welcome those attending Mass and to assist with other usher duties by volunteering to be a Parish Host.
If interested, please call Pat Krause at the Parish Office, 419-668-6044, ext. 232.
Firelands Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian organization working with people of all backgrounds and beliefs to build and renovate affordable housing for local communities. Would you like to help make a difference? Volunteers are needed to help build a home in Norwalk. Volunteer labor and food preparation, or food donations, are needed for the workers on site.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Charlene Meyer at 419-621-7818, ext. 203, or visit the website: www.firelandshabitat.org.
Reach Our Youth (ROY) - Mentors Needed
Mentoring is a great way to help kids live healthy, happy lives. There are currently 75 children in Huron County on the ROY waiting list for a mentor. Teens (age 16 and older) and adults can be mentors. You can make a difference in the life of a child! For more information on becoming a mentor, contact Kathy Noftz at 419-663-2525.