Summer Discipleship Challenge

Summer Discipleship Challenge

“As Christian stewards, we receive God’s gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly,
share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord”.

Weekly Food Collections
All Summer

Supports Help My Neighbor Food Pantry,
The Joint Organization for Inner-City Needs (J.O.I.N.)
and St. Lawrence Haven

Canned meat (chicken, tuna, ham, beef, Spam)* Tuna Helper
Fruit Cups Spaghetti O’s, Beefaroni, Ravioli
Peanut Butter Pasta
Jelly Pasta Sauce (cans if possible)*
Canned Veggies* Cereal
Fruit/Cereal Bars Granola Bars
Oatmeal Rice, Beans or Instant Potatoes
Boxed Mac -and – Cheese Hearty Soups (e.g. Chunky soup) or Stew*
Canned Soup (Ready to Serve)*

*Note, we are grateful for all canned donations, but pull top cans are especially needed

Body Wash Feminine Products
Shampoo & Conditioner Toilet Paper
Deodorant Tissues
Razors Paper Towels
Shave Cream Hand Soap
Toothpaste & Toothbrush Hand Sanitizer
Laundry Soap Home care cleaning products

School Supply Drive
July 3 – July 25

Benefits Help My Neighbor Food Pantry,
St. Francis Center and
St. Vincent Family Center

Colored Pencils, 12ct Crayola Crayons, 24ct
Crayola Washable Markers, 8ct #2 Pencils
Paper Mate Ink Pens, blue/black ink, 10ct Composition Notebooks, College/Wide Ruled
Crayola Crayons Washable, 8ct Crayola Magic Markers, 10ct
Crayola Markers Fine Tip, 10ct Filler paper, College Rule (120 sheets or more)
Filler Paper, Wide Rule (120 sheets or more) Folders
Folders, pronged Glue Sticks (Elmer’s, purple)
Highlighter (any color) Index cards 3×5, 50 pack
Mechanical pencils, 5ct Pencil sharpener
Pink erasers Protractor
Rulers (regular) Ruler (soft)
Scissors, blunt tip, 5″ Scissors, 7″
Sharpies blacker marker fine tip Spiral notebooks (Wide and College Rule)
Compass Tab Dividers, 5 pk or 8 pk

2 Ways to Drop Off Food, School Supplies & Respect Life Items

  1. Place items in the Narthex Food Collection Box when coming to and Mass and during office hours:  Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. – noon.
  2. Drive-Up to the Bell Tower Entrance with items Mondays from 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Someone will collect your items from your vehicle)

Monthly Sandwich Making
2nd Tuesday in July and August

Benefits St. Joseph Cathedral Backdoor Ministry,
St. Lawrence Haven and

Holy Family Soup Kitchen

Please bring the prepared sandwiches on the following dates:
To Mass:  July 10/11 and August 7/8
To the Bell Tower Drop Offs from 10:00 -10:30 a.m.:  July 12 and August 9

Sandwich Making Instructions – Please Read

Respect Life Collection
June 12 – June 30

Benefits Women and Children
in Franklin & Delaware Counties

Diapers, Sizes 4, 5 and 6 Pull-ups, All Sizes
Unscented Wipes New Onesies, All Sizes
Bottles Baby Shampoo
Bassinet and crib sheets Sleepers, All Sizes

Prayer Challenge

Built on the foundation of Mass, the sacraments, scripture, and the teachings of the church, an interior life of prayer binds us more closely to God, who lives in each one of us at every moment.  Prayer helps us become a better instrument and a channel of God and the many graces he offers us to serve one another.  Throughout the summer we will offer three prayer challenges: 

  • In June, in honor of Father’s Day and fatherhood, we will offer 7 days of prayer to St. Joseph from June 14 to June 20.  The daily prayers can be found HERE
  • In July, our prayer offering will center on the Pope’s monthly intention.
  • In August, in honor of Mary and the Assumption we will offer a prayer Novena from August 7 to August 15.