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Other Announcements and
Stewardship of Service: Outreach and Volunteer Opportunities
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Other Announcements and
Stewardship of Service: Outreach and Volunteer Opportunities
June 19, 2019 - Wednesday
Huron County Non-Food Bank
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monroeville United Church of Christ
29 Chapel St., Monroeville
Items available to choose from: toilet paper, soap, dish soap, toothpaste, trash bags, multi-purpose cleaner, deodorant, paper towels, laundry detergent, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, facial tissue, feminine pads.
Please bring a picture ID and proof of residence in Huron County. This ministry is made possible through the generosity of many area individuals, churches, and organizations.
Free lunch served by CLI, Inc., from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
The Non-Food Bank will be closed in July.
June 21, 2019 - Friday
Enrichment Centers for Huron County
Veterans Memorial Lake Park Shelter #1
Dine in or carry out. All dinners $10. Tickets available at 130 Shady Lane Drive, Building C, Norwalk.
• Live music. • Corn hole. • 50/50. • Raffles.
June 21-23 - Friday - Sunday
Heartland Area Youth Elect Service (YES) 2019
The YES team is looking for people who need a little help and are willing to host a group of young people for several hours. The group will do yard work,, painting, cleaning, and minor repair jobs. There is no cost!
Please call ream member Sue Bishop @ 419-562-1784 if the group can help you!
June 29, 2019 - Saturday
All Alpha Grads Are Invited!
St. Alphonsus Day Away
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sorrowful Mother Shrine, Bellevue
To register, please contact Deacon Mike Wasiniak @ 419-706-7548 or by email @
July 4, 2019 - Thursday
Mapletree Road Race - 4 Miles on the 4th!
Start Time: 8:30 am
Huron County Fairgrounds
• Students: $15 (high schoolers & 2019 graduates)
• Adults: $20
Awards will be given in various categories and age groups. Proceeds benefit the Michael H. Hay Scholarship at NCS. Sponsored by the Chevy Network and Sharpnack Chevrolet.
Register by June 23 to be guaranteed a t-shirt!
For more information and registration, visit the website: mapletreeroadrace.weebly.com.
July 8 - July 12, 2019 - Monday - Friday
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Training
Level I, Part I
8:00 am - 4:30 pm each day
St Paul Catholic Church
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of children. It is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the Church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori.
Please consider this opportunity to be trained as a catechist for this ministry -- to grow in your faith and learn how to help the youth of our parish and Norwalk Catholic School to grow in their relationship with God.
Scholarships for St. Paul parishioners and NCS staff reduces the training cost to $100.
Level I, Part II training will follow in 2020.
More Information and Registration Form
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Kelly Ericsson @ firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone @ 419-668-6044, ext. 230.
July 22 - 26, 2019 - Monday - Friday
Camp Good Grief: For Children Ages 5-13 Who Have Experienced Loss
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Veterans Lake Park
205 South Old State Rd., Norwalk
Other dates and locations are available. See the flyer and applications on the bulletin board in the church hallway.
Register online at www.steinhospice.org, or submit an application and $10 materials fee to Stein Hospice, Attn: Kathy Failor, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Scholarships are available.
For more information, please contact Kathy @ 419-625-5269 or email@example.com.
Ribs Cookouts to Benefit the Salvation Army
on These Saturdays:
June 22 & 29
July 13 & 20
August 3 & 31
Full Rack or Half Rack
@ Miller's Foods Store
117 Whittlesey Ave., Norwalk
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
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
Child care is provided.
Mom Time does not meeting during the summer. Check back in the fall!
Wednesdays - Coffee and Conversation
10:00 am - Juan Diego Room
Group discussion of a book or topic of interest to the group. Registration is not needed.
New participants are always welcome!
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.
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
Abigail Pregnancy Services Needs Volunteers
The center in Norwalk is in critical need of laundry/boutique workers. Responsibilities include processing and sorting clothing and other donations, washing them, and putting them in the boutique.
If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Carol Rinella --
or by email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Needs at Miriam House, Norwalk
Miriam House, a local women's shelter, is in need of several items. Donations may be placed in the baskets at the back of the Church.
Food Items: Canned foods, cereal, bread, juice, condiments (ketchup, dressings, etc.), fresh or canned fruit.
Non-Food Items: Twin sheets or sets, feminine items, shavers, shaving cream, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, diapers (any size), women's undergarments, socks.
Thank you for supporting Miriam House!
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.
Family Camp Weekend Retreat August 2-4
Family Camp Weekend Retreat is looking for volunteers over age 16 to assist children and adults with developmental disabilities. The weekend is filled with summer camp activities for children and their parents in a supportive and faith-filled environment. Your participation will make Family Camp a meaningful experience for a family and for you!
If you would like more information about volunteering or which to register for Family Camp, please contact the Diocesan Office of Discipleship and Family Life @ 419-214-4978.
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.
Meals on Wheels Volunteers Needed
Senior Enrichment Services is looking for volunteers for its Meals on Wheels program to deliver meals to seniors and those in need within the city of Norwalk. If you or a group are interested or would like more information, please contact Chris @ 419-668-6244, ext. 29.
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!