SJW Habitat Home

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Habitat For Humanity:  Kimeka's Home is moving into the next phase of construction.  The next opportunity to volunteer will be in November when indoor painting begins.  If you are not receiving HFH updates, please contact Susan Carrigan at 217-523-2710 X-213 or via e-mail at [email protected]

St. Joseph the Worker Work Day:  On Saturday, October 5, St. Joseph's was going to provide food for the volunteers hanging drywall.  The home is moving along at a quick pace and while we are going to provide volunteers to hang drywall, we will not be providing food.  Another church will be providing food since their day was cancelled due to the schedule acceleration.  We will continue to look for opportunities to provide food for the volunteers.  Thank you in advance for your willingness to help.

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St. Joe’s is partnering with Habitat for Humanity for an August Build!

The Fourth Pillar of Discipleship & Stewardship – Service – encourages us to serve one another, by practicing charity and justice, especially to those in need. The Catholic Church proclaims the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. As Catholics, we believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.

Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County’s mission is to eliminate poverty housing. Working with low income, hard-working families, flows from the social teachings of the Catholic Church. What better way to see our faith in action, than by partnering with each other (the community)? By working collectively with our brothers and sisters in Christ, we are not only living out our faith, but making a difference in our community that is lifelong.  We will also have opportunity to meet the family as we work together to create their home.

How will you serve? 

Pray – pray for the build, the Partner Families, Habitat and all volunteers.

Volunteer – Adults 18 years and older may volunteer in the construction phase of the build and youth 16-17 years old may assist with landscaping.  Volunteers will be working on construction, site host (helping volunteers check in), landscaping, and food provision. Stop in at the Habitat table after Mass on July 20-21 and July 27-28 to sign-up and get more information. 

Volunteer Orientation & Training  is required for all volunteers.  Training will be at the following facilities:Volunteer Orientation & Training is offered regularly through Habitat at 2744 S. Sixth Street, Springfield (west entrance)  Volunteer Orientation and Training is only for those individuals who will be on-site to provide support for this wonderful opportunity.  

Financial - An in-pew, silent collection is scheduled for the weekend of July 20/21 & 27/28.   You can also give electronically HERE click on "Catholic Built—Fall 2019".  List your Parish name under the "special instructions" section.

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ADDITIONALLY: Our parishioners, Steve & Jodie Koch, have heard the voice of stewardship & discipleship tapping them on the shoulder and in living out their faith, have challenged the Catholic community to partner on this build – they will match all donations up to $40,000!

Kameka Robinson will be the recipient of this house.  She will be in the gathering space to speak with you before/after Masses on July 27/28.  To learn more, check out her bio HERE

Please consider joining us in this opportunity to combine all aspects of stewardship and discipleship into one faith-filled project.  Questions?  Contact Susan Carrigan at 217-523-2710 x213.