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.
LENTEN SERVICE OPPORTUNITY – Holy Thursday
Feed My Starving Children
Thursday April 13, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Join Code 1057305
Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children.
Our process is simple. Donations given by people just like you fund the meal ingredients. Volunteers hand-pack the meals. Meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world, where kids are fed and lives are saved! We have reserved 100 spots for our Saint John XXIII Community. Grab your family and friends who are visiting for Easter and join us on Holy Thursday as love and serve the Lord!
Miracle League of Arizona
Helping handicap athletes play the game of baseball!
2 dates available: Saturday April 29 and Saturday May 6th
Please see sign up for details and thank you for being the Hands and Feet of Christ!
Sign Up HERE
André House relies on volunteers to sustain our ministry. Without you, we would not be able to meet the various needs that exist in downtown Phoenix. As an organization, we are small in numbers – just seven Core Community Members. We have over 10,000 volunteer shifts available annually. We are incredibly thankful for each and every individual who volunteers with us. We feel blessed to work alongside you in accomplishing our mission.
- The minimum age requirement to volunteer on our Dinner Service is 14 yrs.
- We ask our volunteers to be at the Hospitality Center from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.
- The work includes: food preparation, dish washing, food service and clean-up.
- All volunteer times are scheduled through our online scheduler at: www.andrehouse.volunteerhub.com
Volunteers sort through clothing donations, sorting toiletries, organizing shelves, and folding & stacking blankets. This is a great opportunity for all ages!! This is available on Saturdays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Please sign up directly on their website for this opportunity! Partner and invite friends and family to join you!! https://andrehouse.volunteerhub.com/events/index
Saint Vincent de Paul – Pizza Making Night
Friday May 19, 2017 – 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Join our Saint John families as they prepare over a 150 pizzas to serve to guests in the family dining room! Please see the sign up for details. Recommended age is 13 with an adult.
PHOENIX RESCUE MISSION
The Phoenix Rescue Mission is a place of hope, healing, and new beginnings for men, women, and children in our community struggling with homelessness, addiction, and trauma. Serving meals, sorting clothing and helping our at PRM community events. Please see their website to find an opportunity right for you and your family
Harvest Compassion Center
Saint John XXIII group of 8 needed
Tatum and Thunderbird location
See the sign up genius. 2 dates available
Volunteers are needed to assist in packing food boxes, distribution and other duties in the pantry and center. https://harvestcompassioncenter.org/
The Mission of Harvest Compassion is TO CHALLENGE: To engage a person’s heart in the act of helping others. TO SERVE: To be the hands and feet of the Lord serving the hurting locally. TO LAST: To develop financial stability so that future generations will be served.
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