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Stewardship of Service: Outreach and Volunteer Opportunities
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Other Announcements and
Stewardship of Service: Outreach and Volunteer Opportunities
December 7, 2019 - Saturday
Diocese of Toledo Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration
Beginning at 11:45 am with hot cocoa and Mexican breads at the courthouse on Main St.
Followed by a procession to St. Paul Church, reenactment, and Mass. Afterwards, a fiesta - food and entertainment - will be held in the Convocation Center.
Details and More Information.
December 8, 2019 - Sunday
Baby Shower in Honor of Out Blessed Mother
11:45 am - following the 11:00 am Mass at
Sorrowful Mother Shrine, 4106 St. Rt. 269,
The shower will be held at the Pilgrim Center Shrine Cafeteria. You are invited to consider donating a baby gift (or gifts) or a cash donation . No gift wrapping necessary! All donations will benefit Abigail Pregnancy Services in Norwalk and Willard.
Unable to attend? Feel free to drop your gift or donation at the Shrine Gift Show, Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday - Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information, please call 419-483-3435, ext. 101.
December 12 & December 19, 2019 - Thursdays
Advent Through the Eyes of Mary and Joseph
6:00 pm - Gathering Space
Enjoy and light dinner and reflections with Fr. Andrew on how Mary and Joseph can help us prepare to celebrate Christ's birth. Dinner provided. Child care is available upon request.
January 12, 2020 - Monday
SAVE THE DATE!
Alpha Come and See!
6:30 pm - Gathering Space
A "Come and See" information night to see what Alpha is all about!
Join the Praise & Worship Group
Do you like to sing? Want to share your talents? Join the Praise and Worship Group for the Sunday 5:00 pm Mass. Anyone 7th grade and older can participate. The group meets at 4:00 pm every Sunday for practice and leads the congregation at the 5:00 pm Mass with its contemporary music. Please join us! Contact: Mrs. Tiina Ruffing @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copies of Magnificat's MagnifiKid will be available for children ages 6-12 years) at Mass each week. Each issue offers:
To Our Young Adults
In order for your parish to better serve your changing needs, such as being a witness/sponsor for a sacrament, preparing for marriage, or having a child baptized, we ask that you please contact the parish office to be registered as an adult. By registering on your own, it ensures that we have your current information and helps the parish to serve you. Please call the parish office at 419-668-6044 to register.
The Norwalk Area Food Bank Is Looking for "Volunteer Shoppers" to assist families selecting their groceries in the NAFB Food Pantry. The NAFB is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12 noon and from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
This is only a 2-hour commitment. Please feel free to stop at the NAFB at 99 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk, or leave your name and phone number @ 419-660-1144. They will return your call.
Pilgrimage to Rome & Jerusalem
April 13-21, 2020
With Fr. Andrew Wellmann
The pilgrimage begins in Rome and continues to the Holy Land.
• Itinerary and Cost
An information packet is also available at the parish office.
Questions? Please email Fr. Andrew @ 419-668-6044, ext. 225, or by email:
Pilgrimage to Salzburg & Oberammergau
June 23-30, 2020
With the St. Paul Mixed Choir
Members of the St. Paul Mixed Choir will sing in the 12th Annual Choral Festival in Salzburg, Austria, and travel to Oberammergau, Germany, to attend the world-famous passion play, and you can join them on this trip!
Questions? Please contact Mark Niese @ 419-668-6044, ext. 258, for travel information.
New Augustine Institute Kiosk!
A new kiosk, with several forms of media for each of us to grow in our Catholic faith, has been placed by the elevator in the Gathering Space. The kiosk includes Lighthouse presentations on CDs, books, and booklets. Kindly make a donation for items you take. A donation slot is on the base of the kiosk. Thank you!
Have You Recently Moved or Had a Change of eMail Address or Phone Number?
If so, please contact the parish office at 419-668-6044, ext. 221, so we may update our records.
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!
2nd & 4th Tuesdays - Mom's Group
9:30 am to 10:30 am - Juan Diego Room
During the school year. Child care is provided. Begins on September 10, 2019, for the 2019-2020 school year. Questions? Please call Meghan Lyster @ 419-217-2483.
Wednesdays - Coffee and Conversation
10:00 am - Juan Diego Room
Registration is not needed. Just come! New participants are always welcome!
Discussion focuses on a book, video, or topic of interest to all.
1st Thursdays - Meet and Eat Luncheon
12:00 noon - Gathering Space
Join us for a light lunch, fellowship, and a brief program.
Upcoming Dates: Resumes in October.
2nd Fridays - Little Flowers Girls' Club
Growing Holier, One Virtue at a Time
For girls in 1st - 5th grades.
3:30 - 5:00 pm - Gathering Space
Begins Friday, September 13, 2019.
More Information & Registration
Registration forms are also available on the kiosk in the church hallway.
Fellowship After Mass
Special opportunities for fellowship after Mass will be held throughout the year. Details will be posted in the Upcoming Events section prior to each event.
~ Stewardship of Service ~
Outreach and Volunteer Opportunities
Child Care Room Needs
We are expanding our child care room and we need your help! We are looking for the following items, if you have them and would like to donate.
Catholic Charities' Norwalk Project Bethlehem offers assistance to families and individuals during the Christmas season who have recently or are currently receiving services from Catholic Charities. They may be homeless, working on employment, education, or parenting issues, or missing family/friend support. Individuals, families, churches, schools, businesses, and service organizations are invited to sponsor an individual or family by donating Christmas gifts to those served in the Norwalk area.
For more information, or to become a sponsor, please call Debbie Orth at 419-668-3073 or email her at: email@example.com.
Enrichment Center for Huron County
The Enrichment Center is accepting donations of personal care items, new blankets, socks, hats, etc. for local senior this Christmas. Unwrapped items can be dropped off at 130 Shady Lane Dr., Unit C. For more information, please call the center at 419-668-6245.
Abigail Pregnancy Services
Abigail Pregnancy Services is in need of a volunteer receptionist at its Willard location on Thursdays from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. On-the-job and additional training is required. For more information, please call 419-951-6109, or email René at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, there is an urgent need for baby formula. Similac, Gerber or Parent's Choice, Advanced, Soy or Soothe. Donations may be dropped off at the 3990 Laylin Rd., Norwalk location.
Adult Volunteers Needed for the After the Five Youth Group
If you would like to volunteer to work with Megan Bocock and the After the Five Youth Group, please contact her at 440-396-2782 or email@example.com.
Childcare Volunteers Needed!
We are in need of childcare volunteers for daytime hours. If you feel called to help one day per week for 2 hours, please contact Jen Sanders in the Parish Office: 419-668-6044, ext. 232.
Needs at Miriam House, Norwalk
Miriam House is in need of diapers in sizes 4 & 5 and wipes. Donations may be dropped off in the baskets at the back of the church. Thank you for supporting these women and their children.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Shawls/lap warmers are handmade with love and prayers. These gifts are given to individuals in need of spiritual strength and healing during times of illness or unexpected trials.
No meetings are required. Work at your own pace. Use any pattern you choose. Quilt, knit, or crochet! Size is anything larger than 42" x 60". Step out in faith and become the hands of the Holy Spirit in action and make a shawl, or call with the name of a person in need.
For more information or to drop off a prayer shawl or lap warmer, please contact Jeri Miller @ 419-706-3710.
Consider Becoming a Host!
The Sunday 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 warmly welcome those attending Mass and assist with other usher duties. If interested, please call Mark Niese at the parish office -- 419-668-6044, ext. 258.
Are You Called to Our Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick?
This ministry shares Christ in the Eucharist with persons who are homebound, in nursing homes, or in the hospital. Permanent and substitute openings are available.
Please call Marcia Roth @ 419-668-2262 to volunteer or to ask any questions you might have.
Can You Be a Substitute for Our Adoration Chapel?
Please prayerfully consider being a substitute for Perpetual Adoration for the 6:00 pm to midnight shift hours. If you would like to be on the substitute list, please call Joy Tokarsky at 419-681-5600. Thank you!
Wanted: Loving, Caring Foster Parents
People on our community have made a great impact by opening their homes to children who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. The first step is to ask how to become a foster parent. If you are interested, please use the contact information on this flyer from the Huron County Department of Job and Family Services, or visit their website.
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.
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. See the flyer!