Cathedral Council of Catholic Women
HOLY FAMILY FOOD PANTRY
The pantry provides food on a limited basis to persons who live in the Springfield area and are in need of emergency food assistance. People in need may call the pantry for assistance. Cathedral participates by collecting food for the pantry through our school and church activities. Parishioners may place donated food in containers located in the church hallway. Volunteers are welcome.
HELPING HANDS FOOD MINISTRY
Cathedral is proud of our team of volunteers that provides meals to individuals who stay at the Helping Hands Homeless Shelter. We prepare home cooked meals on the 4th and 5th Saturdays of each month as well as several Sundays. Those who do not cook can help in other ways. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry to “feed the hungry,” please call Beverly Hoffman at 487-7824. A breakfast planning meeting is held annually in January as each group plans their menus for the entire calendar year. If you cannot attend but want to participate, it is important to let us know so that you can be assigned to a group.
On the weekend before Thanksgiving, St. John’s Breadline holds its only fundraiser for the year. We sell loaves of bread donated by a local grocery chain after each weekend Mass. Proceeds go to the breadline. Anyone wishing to volunteer to sell the bread is welcome.
Parish members furnish and serve a prearranged meal for families following funeral services upon request. Parishioners are invited to provide food items, serve, and clean up after the meal. Volunteers are called for periodic help. Please call the parish office for more information.
Cathedral parish now has an organized program to provide meals and rides to parishioners in need – it’s called Cathedral Cares. If you like to prepare meals and would provide a meal to parishioners in need whether it is a family with a new baby or someone who is ill or recovering from surgery, we need you. Or would you like to assist in driving parishioners to mass? We have parishioners who cannot drive themselves and have no other way to get to church to worship with our parish community. No special skills are required, but all volunteers must complete Protecting Gods Children. There is no fee to recipients, and this is all volunteer driven. More details and sign up form are available here. Contact parish nurse Adrienne Andrews at 217-638-0333 for more information.