From Our Friends at North Kent Connect:
We Can’t Do It Without You
- Do you like to cook OR are you really great at ordering takeout? Provide meals for our volunteer tax preparers. They spend all day or stay late into the evening to provide free tax preparation for our low-income neighbors. Don’t let them do taxes on an empty stomach – sign up here to bring a meal.
Do you love hands-on ways to feed people in our community? Pack or distribute Senior Pantry and Federal Commodities food bags! These bags are filled to the brim with dry goods, canned food, meat, dairy, and other items for seniors and our clients. These are the perfect volunteer opportunities for groups who are looking to give back.
Prepare Senior Pantry Bags any time during the day on:
- Tuesday, March 13
- Wednesday, March 14
- Tuesday, April 17
- Wednesday, April 18
- Tuesday, May 15
- Wednesday, May 16
Distribute Senior Pantry bags (9:30 am – 1:00 pm) on:
- Thursday, March 15
- Thursday, April 19
- Thursday, May 17
Prepare Federal Commodities Bags any time during the day on:
- Monday, March 19
- Tuesday, March 20
- Wednesday, March 21
Distribute Federal Commodities (8:30 am – 3:00 pm) on:
- Thursday, March 22
Need More Information?
For more information on volunteering, contact Community Engagement Coordinator Cassie LaMacchia via email or at (616) 866-3478. Thank you!
Mark Your Calendars to Pray for Lives Affected by Abortion
2018 Nine Days for Life – January 18th through January 26th
Since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision 45 years ago, more than 58 million children’s lives have been lost to abortion. In addition, the lives of millions of parents have been shattered as well.
In prayerful recognition of these lost and broken lives, the U.S. Bishops invite Catholics and others nationwide to participate in Nine days of prayer, penance and pilgrimage (January 18th – 26th). Click the link for details or to set up to receive the daily novena in English and Spanish each day by email, text or through the organization’s app.
As Pope Saint John Paul II reminds us in The Gospel of Life, we are asked not only to love and honor human life, but also “to work with perseverance and courage” to establish “a new culture of life, the fruit of the culture of truth and of love.” (no 77)
Plenary Indulgence for March for Life Participants
Christian faithful who participate in the 2018 March for Life may receive a plenary Indulgence. In order to receive the Indulgence, while attending the March for Life you must be detached from sin, pray for the Pope’s intentions and, within a few days, make a sacramental confession and receive the Eucharist.
The elderly, sick and those unable to leave home will be able to receive a plenary Indulgence. Simply fulfill the same requirements as those of the pilgrims while spiritually joining themselves to the March and offering prayers and their own physical sufferings to God.
If you are not able to complete all of the requirements necessary for a plenary Indulgence you may still be granted a partial Indulgence.