Lenten Bags

he call of the Lenten Season (and of our daily lives!) is to pray, fast and give alms. We invite parishioners to live out part of that call by filling a grocery bag with supplies needed by one of the following agencies:

  1. Project Hope for the Homeless
  2. St. Augustine Hunger Center
  3. Forbes House – the Lake County Women’s shelter
  4. Birthright of Lake County

Each bag has a listing of items needed. Bags can be picked up at the beginning of Lent and returned any time during the Lenten season. Volunteers will deliver them to the respective agencies.

Direct Assistance

A portion of our Social Justice Fund is used to assist people when they have difficulty meeting their financial obligations. While we are not able to assist with large sums of money we can usually help with a utility bill, a prescription or a portion of a rent payment. Funds are to be utilized for one time emergency situations and cannot be used to sustain ongoing household expenses. Requests from people unknown to us are generally referred to the Lake County Church Network for further screening and assessment (in some instances monies are available from county, state or federal sources). If the Network finds the request valid and has no other source for funds we, along with other churches that belong to the Network, try to meet the applicant’s need.

If you have a request, call Anthony Camino at 440-946-0887.

Social Justice Ministry Fund

Our Social Justice Ministry Fund supports our monthly meal at St. Augustine Hunger Center, our food pantry and our direct assistance program. On the last weekend of the month, a collection is taken up after all Masses specifically for this fund.

Local Agencies

  1. Project Hope for the Homeless – 440.356.6417
  2. Forbes House – the Lake County Women’s Shelter – 440.357.1018
  3. Catholic Social Services of Lake County – 440-946-7264