Lenten Challenge

Our parish wide Lenten service project is focused on helping our local homeless population through a charity called, Helping the Homeless in Springfield, IL.  Cowpoke Pete & Cowgirl Cora will be in the gathering space to collect financial donations during Mass. Pails will also be found in each Faith Formation classroom for the Faith Formation youth to make donations there during the weeks of Lent. Additionally, the Parish Finance Council has committed to match up to $3,000 of donations!
You haven’t lived until you have helped someone
who cannot repay you.” John Bunyan.
To learn more about the charity Helping the Homeless in Springfield, IL, and the woman who runs it, Julie Becker, check out this State Journal-Register newspaper article HERE.

Interested to know what Julie does to help the homeless on a day to day basis? Click HERE and find out.

Read a reflection HERE by Julie when she looks back on the last 4 years of this ministry that she has built.

Julie in front of her van

Inspired to do more beyond our Lenten Challenge? Click HERE to find out other needs that Julie has and contact information.