SJW Habitat Home

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:

  • St. Joseph the Worker:  Sunday, August 11, 9:15am-10:15am in Kollross Hall.
  • Habitat Store on Sixth St. (west entrance): Tuesday, July 16, 11:30 am-12:30 pm and Tuesday, August 6, 6-7 pm.

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.

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!

Habitat homeowners will be present to speak with you before/after Masses on July 20/21.  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.