PAST Service Opportunities

PAST Opportunities

St. Patrick of Merna Hot Dog Roast
What:  St. Patrick of Merna is hosting a parish event 
Where: St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna
When: On a Saturday usually in September/October
Contact: Please go to this website to volunteer or see the contact information

Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive
What:  Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive annual event
Where: Bloomington/Normal area stores
When:  Friday - Sunday, September 19th - 21st
Contact:  See your Theology Teacher to Sign Up

Epiphany Catholic Church and Dr. Scott Hahn presentation
What:  Babysit and watch the kids in the nursery during his presentations
Where: Learning Center at the Epiphany Pre-School
When:  Friday 10/17 from 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm // Saturday 10/18 from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Contact:   Joan Hartman at jahartman@chestnut.org

Epiphany Catholic Church Drop & Shop
What:  Babysit and watch the kids in the nursery 
Where: Learning Center at the Epiphany Pre-School
When:  Wednesday, December 3rd from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Contact:   Toni Gruenwald at toni.gruenwald@epiphanyschools.org

Holy Trinity Catholic Church - Christmas Decorating
What:  Help put up the trees and prepare the Church for Christmas
Where: Holy Trinity Catholic Church
When:  Tuesday, December 23rd from 9:00 AM to Noon (Lunch provided)
Contact:   Al Lundy at Holy Trinity Church (or arrive by 9:00 AM)

Holy Trinity RCIA Child Care
What:  Watch twin 4 1/2 year olds during the RCIA Classes
Where: Holy Trinity Parish Center
When: Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30 PM during RCIA Class
Contact: Mary Bechtel, DRE, Holy Trinity Parish

Special Olympics Basketball Tournament (Holiday Classic)
What:  Help with the Special Olympics basketball tournament that is part of the State Farm Holiday Classic.  You would help run clock and keep score for the athletes.  As an added bonus, you get free admission to the Arena for that day, if your team is playing at the arena.  You can work as many games as you like.
Where:  One of the sites for the Holiday Classic (check with contact below)
When:  Tuesday, December 30th - games run from 9 AM to 5 PM or 6 PM
Contact:     Julie Smith at shootout@theclassic.org (and work out details with her)

Holy Trinity Church - Christmas Decorations
What:  Help take down the trees and prepare the Church for Ordinary Time
Where: Holy Trinity Catholic Church
When:  Sunday, January 11th, 2015, after the 11:30 AM Mass.
Contact:   Al Lundy at Holy Trinity Church (or arrive by the end of the 11:30 AM Mass)

St. Mary's Parish Mission
What:  St. Mary's School is running two fish fry's during the season of Lent.  There are volunteer opportunities 
for teenagers to help (1) Set-Up/Fish Prep on Thursday  evening  (2) Hospitality Friday evening   (3) Childcare Helpers Friday evening and   (4) Clean-Up Friday evening.  Here is a link to the Sign-Up Genius 
Where: St. Mary's School in BloomingtonWhen: Friday, February 12th and Friday, March 11th, 2016
Contact: Please see your Theology teacher to sign up or click on the link above

Corpus Christi Lenten School Fish Fry
What:  Corpus Christi is sponsoring a Lenten Fish Fry on Friday, February 12th, 2016.  They are looking for volunteers to help with this worthwhile fundraiser.  It is a good way to give community service and promote catholic education.

Where: Corpus Christi Elementary School Building
When:  Friday, February 12th, 2016 from 3:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Contact:  Your Theology teacher or Corpus Christi School

Family Day Carnival - St. Patrick Catholic Church of Merna 
What:  Annual Family Day Carnival.  It is an opportunity to help build community within the Parish and build up the Kingdom of God.  It would mostly be working with the youth at the different fun events they will have for them.This is a great opportunity to give back to your parish!
Where:  St. Patrick Church of Merna
When:  Sunday, March 13th (Times posted on registration form)
Contact:  Your theology teacher to register and volunteer and see the times available, or Jana Schopp at 662-7361, ext. 271

Vacation Bible School - Decorating
What:  Help with the preparations and decorations that go along with the 2015 Vacation Bible School.  You can work part or all of the time on any or all of the days.  See your Theology teacher or the parish representative listed below to sign up or for more information.  See the ongoing page for more information on the actual Vacation Bible School.
Where: Holy Trinity Elementary School (Soon to be Corpus Christi)
When:  Saturday, March 21st from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
     -- Monday, March 23rd from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
     -- Tuesday, March 24th from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
     -- Wednesday, March 25th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Contact:   St. Patrick's of Merna - Jennifer Schulting – 824-4468
     - Holy Trinity - Anne Campbell – 310-6018
     - Epiphany - Theresa French – 824-7637

OSF St. James Medical Center Junior Volunteer Program
What:  An opportunity to volunteer at the OSF St. James Medical Center over the summer.  There are many different opportunities to volunteer:  with patients, or information technology or even as a musician to name a few.  If you are interested, you need to apply online at the following link by APRIL 30th:  Volunteer Application    Please go online and look at the bottom right corner of the webpage for the Junior Volunteer Program application.  The hours would be during the summer and would count toward the first semester of next year.  
Where: OSF St. James Medical Center
When:  During the summer and flexible based upon your application
Contact:  Bobbi Hynes, Director of Volunteer Services at 309-665-4728

Holy Trinity Night at the Races 2015 at St. Patrick's of Merna
Volunteering to assist with day care offered to parents so they can attend.  8th Graders will be watching the kids and we would be supervising the 8th graders.  It is a fundraiser for their class as well as for the school.  A great opportunity to get to know some incoming freshmen.  This will count as Community Service, so if you have not done one hour you may do so now.  Remember that hours are due by May 4th.  If you wish to volunteer then click on this link and sign up:  Night at the Races Daycare Volunteer 
St. Patrick's Church of Merna
Friday, May 1st, - Check the Volunteer link above for times
Steve Glazebrook, Dustin Mardis or Jason Bramley

Special Olympics Spring Games - Heartland / Area 6
Volunteering to assist with the different aspects of running the Special Olympics track and field events.  You would be assisting with the games or the athletes directly.  If you wish to volunteer then click on this link and sign up:  Special Olympics Volunteer    Remember that all Service Hours are due by May 4th, so this is a good way to finish on time.
Where:  Normal West High School
Sunday, May 3rd - Check the Volunteer link above for times
Contact:  Jill 
Bertelsen at jbertelsen@soill.org or tel:309-888-2551