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!
Tuesday October 9th
Saturday November 3rd
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.
Volunteers needed for Blessed Sacrament Parish Picnic
Saturday October 13th
Volunteers are needed to run the family game area. Calling all Jr. High students, High schoolers, and adults. If you are available to help or know someone who is, please email Heather Fraher to sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org . Volunteers start at 3pm event starts at 4:30pm all volunteers will receive a free dinner ticket. Thank you for volunteering for this fun family event we greatly appreciate you. Blessed Sacrament is located off 64th street between Cactus and Shea.
11300 North 64th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Feed My Starving Children SJXXIII Community Packing event
Wednesday November 21st from 1:00 to 3:00 (We have early release this day for Thanksgiving weekend)
SJXXIII has once again reserved 121 spots for this event – it fills every year so sign up soon!
Everyone ages 3 and up are welcome!
FMSC exists because of volunteers just like you who generously give their time and energy to feed starving children in desperate need around the world. YOU are an essential part of FMSC.
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