The Spirit of Service committee is comprised of parent volunteers organizing service opportunities that exist in our local community for children and their parents to contribute their time and efforts acting as the Hands and Feet of Christ as a R.E.A.L. Catholic community while building relationships and participating in active Catholic Stewardship.
We have a wonderful group of Saint John XXIII parents have helped further our mission to serve others by bringing us service opportunities that exist in our local community. Periodically this group will post service projects that can be done as a family at off site locations.
These projects are not run by the school so there is no need for permission slips or driver forms! The school will simply pass on the opportunities identified by this sub group of our Catholic Identity Committee and you and your family can participate if you are interested.
We will continue to organize outside events for groups from our community and look forward to the chance to serve as the Hands and feet of Christ alongside you very soon.
Miracle League of Arizona
Help 4-7 year old children with handicaps to play the game of baseball!
Saturday March 23
Saturday April 27th
9:00am to 11:15am
Please see the sign up link below to participate in the worthwhile service event!
The real key to the success of the Miracle League of Arizona is our family of volunteers. Our coaches and ‘buddies’ (one-on-one helpers and friends) help and provide safety and structure to the game, but most importantly they provide friendship and encouragement. Our ‘buddies’ provide individualized support for each player to allow the athlete to do as much as they can on their own, and then are there to assist where needed to complete a successful and fun baseball experience. For some players it’s hand over hand help, whereas for others it’s simply high fives and words of encouragement. That personalized attention leads to confidence and a changed life.
Saint Vincent DePaul Family Dining room
Friday February 8
Friday March 29
4:00pm to 6:30pm
Please see the sign up link below to participate in the this wonderful family opportunity
Family Dining Room Volunteer duties include but are not limited to: room preparation, setting up tables and chairs, greeting guests, serving meals, waiting on tables, sorting / giving out essential items to guests (eg, clothing, hygiene kits, etc.), clean up (eg, mopping, taking out garbage, washing dishes, etc). Closed-toe shoes with rubber soles required. We appreciate volunteers being flexible & helping where the greatest need is; this may mean working in an area different than originally scheduled.
Adopt-A-Family for Christmas
Saint Matthews Catholic School
Great hands on family opportunity to make Christmas special for a family in need!
This year, we are partnering once again with Saint Matthews School in south Phoenix to Adopt-A-Family for Christmas! If you are interested in participating, please contact Maria Fantozzi at Saint Matthews School (602) 254-0611. It is a wonderful experience as you and your family can be as involved in this process as you would like to be. Everything from just dropping items off at school to being able to deliver directly to the families at their homes. Many of our families have shared stories of being invited to homes for tamale dinners and have enjoyed visiting with the adults and the kids all playing together. We hope you will consider being a part of this wonderful Christmas experience!
Families Giving Back
Opportunities ongoing. Please check their calendar and “At home Project” section
The Mission of Families Giving Back is to inspire and help families volunteer together; and by doing so, help raise compassionate, socially conscious children who understand the importance of giving to others. Their Vision is a community where families with children of all ages can make a positive impact in the community, becoming closer as a family and making volunteering a way of life.
Service Opportunity Resources
- Desert Foothills Food Bank: http://www.foothillsfoodbank.com/volunteering
- St. Mary’s Food Bank: http://www.firstfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteer
- St Vincent de Paul: St. Vincent de Paul – Volunteer
- St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Joan of Arc: 602-867-2288
- Welcome to America Project: http://www.wtap.org/volunteer/volunteer-needs/
- Kids for Ryan House: Ryan House – Donations and Support
- Kitchen on the Street: Kitchen on the Street – Get Involved
- Saint Patrick’s Community Service: Contact Larry Przeniczny – Knights of Columbus – 480-330-4079 – larryPRZE@cox.net for information and dates