TO TEACH WHO CHRIST IS
A Campaign for St. Norbert Parish
The people of St. Norbert are believers…in our faith, in our Catholic heritage, in Christian stewardship and responsibility for that which has been entrusted to us. Currently, we are working together to ensure that our buildings, grounds and equipment are safe and well maintained. Through our To Teach Who Christ Is campaign, a great many volunteer hours and more than $3.8 million in pledges and gifts have been shared during the Campaign. Let us remember that this, too, is the Lord’s work, and He is guiding us as we move closer to our $3.9 million goal and an even brighter tomorrow for our family of faith. Click “To Teach Who Christ Is” to make a donation.
PRAY FOR VOCATIONS – ELIJAH CUP MINISTRY – SIGN UP!
In 1 Kings 17, during a drought, Elijah tells the poor widow of Zarapeth that if she makes him a small loaf of bread with the last of her flour and oil, her “jar of flour will not go empty, nor the jug of oil run dry, until the Lord sends rain upon the earth.” In faith, the widow baked the bread and fed Elijah. For the next year, the widow, her son, and Elijah ate bread made from the bowl of flour and jug of oil. Sometimes we forget just how powerful praying for an increase in Vocations can be. If we pray with the faith of the widow of Zarapeth, our cup will never run dry! To in-courage and remind you to pray for Vocations, SIGN UP to take the Elijah Cup home with you for a week. Contact Father Don to participate in this great opportunity! Email or call Father Don (847-513-6706) to get on the list!
SHARING MINISTRY NEEDS!
The usual items—breakfast foods, meals in a can, tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, cleaning and personal hygiene products—are always needed. UTF milk is also much in demand at the various food pantries because it doesn’t require refrigeration. It’s available now at the Dollar Store in Northbrook for $1 a quart. All contributions are deeply appreciated. Thank you for your generous donations!
More volunteers are needed for a trip to The Greater Chicago Food Depository on May 10 from 1:00 to 3:45. The group will gather at church, then carpool to the GCFD. The staff at the Food Depository will explain the procedures and assign jobs sorting and/or repacking donated food. As a bonus, St. Margaret of Scotland’s pantry receives credit for our service! To sign up or to get further details, please contact Jim Wochner at (847) 651-7360 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS
Two support groups will be meeting over the next couple of months. If you are grieving the loss a spouse, please join the “Terra Nova” Support group. Sessions will be held at OLB in the Rectory Parlor from 11 AM to 12:30 PM beginning Thursday, February 2nd. For Adults mourning the loss of a parent or sibling, please join the “Heritage” Support group. These sessions will be held at the St. Norbert Parish Office in the 2nd FL Meeting Room from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM beginning Thursday, February 2nd. For more information and the full schedule please contact Jewell Gregory 847-513-6703 or click here to send an email.