Peace and Justice Commission
We meet the third Sunday of every month at the French Toast breakfast after the 10:30 mass.
JEWELRY COLLECTION for UpsARTpdx
The St. Philip Neri Peace and Justice Commission will be collecting recycled jewelry for UpstARTpdx after Masses beginning the weekend of May 18-19. We will have canisters to collect the jewelry in the front Church foyer for three weekends. UpsARTpdx is a social enterprise program, of the New City Initiative, with a goal to support women at risk of sexual violence and exploitation to achieve security and stability. UpstART collects and repurposes (“upcycles”) donated jewelry and fashion accessories, which are disassembled and then reassembled into new pieces by women participants during “creative co-ops.” The women learn and refine jewelry making skills. Women who’ve participated in the creative co-ops also receive income through the sale of the jewelry.
A SOCIAL JUSTICE REFLECTION:
Love One Another (A Photo Essay):
Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Portland, Office of Life, Justice and Peace. Sunday, April 28. Call Matt Cato at 503.233.8361 for more information or email him at email@example.com.
DONATIONS FOR the HOMELESS
The Family Shelter-to-Housing partnership (FSHP) is seeking donations for four homeless family shelters and volunteers. These shelters are available to families with children under 18 years old. The Family Winter Shelter, which provides overnight shelter and serves as the main entry point for three family shelters: Portland Homeless Family Solutions, Daybreak Shelter Network and Common Cup.
Immediate needs: blankets and unused pillows, winter coats, hygiene products (deodorant), toothbrushes and toothpaste, diapers and diaper wipes, pajamas for all ages, new socks and underwear, paper cups, plates, bowls and forks, office supplies (pens, sharpies, tape, etc.).
Contact: Daybreak Shelter Network: 503.256.2280 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Family Winter Shelter : 503.256.2280 or email@example.com, Portland Homeless Family Solutions: 503.915.8307, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loaves and Fishes Centers
The Meals on Wheels Program is a great way to receive meals for who cannot cook, or are low income, for those over 60. Meals are delivered to your door on a donation basis. Lunches are available Monday through Friday from 11:30am- to 1:00pm. They are located nearby in the Catholic Charities building on the corner of SE 28th and Powell.
Food Pantry always in need of sundry items (diapers, toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, soap…) and non-perishable items like cans of tuna, chili, soup, fruit, packages of macaroni, spaghetti, rice….). When you go to the store think about picking up just two extra items to share. It really does make a difference.
Non-perishables for St. Rita Parish: Thank you! Each week we are getting a 'barrel' of non-perishable goods/food to help the St. Vincent de Paul food closet at St. Rita's. It is very kind of you to help and the people are truly thankful. Your generous sharing continues Jesus' teaching of the Corporal Works of Mercy. Thank you for this witness! St. Rita serves approx. 200-250 people a week through their Food Pantry bags. Our helping St. Rita in this outreach is on-going—anything and everything helps…a can of food, a bag of rice or noodles, any non-perishable food items, bath soap, diapers… The Food Pantry barrels are located near the front doors of the church.
We are looking for someone to sort and prepare the ink jet cartridges to mail. This is a very tedious job that requires attention to detail and lots of patience. If you are interested in being a big help. Please contact the parish office.