Volunteer at St. Edward
Our Hospitality Committee coordinates our monthly Hospitality Sunday on the third Sunday of each month. This committee is also instrumental in helping to plan and prepare food for various parish events and fundraisers.
For more information contact Linda Hehir email@example.com
Ministry of Consolation
This ministry reaches out to families who have lost loved one and assists in them with planning the funeral liturgies. Members of this ministry meet with family members, attend vigil services, as well as greet people and serve at funeral Masses.
For more information, contact Jan Schmalz at Parish Office at 773-545-6496
St. Vincent DePaul Society
The St. Vincent DePaul Society is a world wide organization of lay volunteers and clergy who minister to the poor. St. Vincent DePaul assists many people who come to St. Ed’s looking for food and financial assistance. For more information, contact Joe Panico at the Parish Office.
St. Edward Pro-Life ministry works to support all people from conception to natural death. Our Pro-Life ministry hosts a monthly food drive that supports St. Thomas of Canterbury Food Pantry, collects money once a month for the Women’s Center, and coordinates the 40 Days for Life events with the Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Human Dignity and Concerns. For more information, contact Carroll Bourrillion at firstname.lastname@example.org
This talented group of people knit squares that are turned into large blankets and given to various people in nursing homes and hospitals. If you like to knit and/or crochet, contact Beverly Birch at Hulahoop9631@yahoo.com
Salt & Light
This ministry is designed to bring together parishioners four times a year for large service projects. In the past we have painted the halls at the Well of Mercy, given out food at the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels mobile food pantry, and sponsored a parish clean up day at St. Ed’s. Keep an eye open in our monthly St. Edward Connections e-mail for upcoming events or contact Stace Wiselogel at email@example.com for more information.
Ministers of Care
This group of volunteer ministers visit parishioners who are sick and home-bound and bring them the Eucharist. Training is required for this important and much needed ministry. Contact Barbara Sapp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human Concerns Commission
St. Edward Human Concerns Commission organizes the CRS Rice Bowl program which we have during Lent. It also writes condolence notes to the bereaved and organizes the All Souls Mass which remembers all parishioners and others who have died during the past year. It also works with the Hospitality Ministry on a reception after the All Souls Mass. Human Concerns coordinates the Sharing programs during Advent, i.e. prayers with St. Philomena Parish, children's clothing with St. Thomas of Canterbury families, and monetary gifts to the senior citizen residents of Bishop Conway Residence, a Catholic Charities facility. For further information, contact Nancy Flood Donahue at the parish office (773)545-6496.