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Outreach and Volunteer/Service Opportunities
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Outreach and Volunteer/Service Opportunities
December 10, 2017 - Sunday
Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration
Printable Schedule [bilingual]
December 18, 2017 - Monday
Christmas Flower Memorials Deadline
Help us beautify our church with flowers throughout the Christmas season and remember those who are no longer here to celebrate the season with us.
Fill out a Christmas Flower Memorials Donation Form and return it, with your donation, to the Parish Office by this day. A special list of the memorials will be in our Christmas bulletin. Thank you!
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.
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!
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 [optional]. Limited to 50 participants.
Call the Parish Office to register by Thursday, November 30.
Coats for Kids
Advent Project of St. Paul High School and Junior High School
New of gently used coats, hats, and gloves accepted. Items can be dropped off in the boxes by the St. Paul High School office from now through Friday, December 15.
Advent Sharing Tree in the Church
Local Webelos Den Pack #208 made the wreath ornaments this year which hold the names of our nursing home and homebound parishioners. Thank you, Scouts!
Please share God's love by choosing an ornament and send a card. Better yet, make a visit to the person chosen. Continue the circle of love!
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:
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.
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.