Saint Pascal News and Events
Saint Pascal's Recycling Program is ending on April 26
Saint Pascal School would like to express their sincere thanks to everyone for your support over the last five years during the recycling contest. During that time, the school has won $135,000 with the opportunity to win another $5,000 this year. It truly has been amazing! Please continue recycling in your homes. However, we are asking that you do not send any more recyclables to school after April 26th as we do not know what plans Pope Francis Global Academy has regarding the recycling contest.
Congratulations Father Dore
Father Dore will be observing the 55th Anniversary of his ordination at the 4:00 PM Mass on Saturday, April 30th and at the 9:00 AM Mass on Sunday, May 1st. Light refreshments will be served after both Masses in Room 100.
Saint Pascal's Youth Ministry Movie Night
Please join the St Pascal’s Youth Ministry for a movie night. They will be showing the Prince of Egypt in Heimsath Hall after the 4:00 PM Masss on Saturday, April 30. The movie will start at 5:30 pm. Tickets will be $2, and popcorn and soda will be available for purchase. Chairs will be provided but if you wish to bring a cushion, you may. The money raised will be used to help the Saint Pascal’s Youth Group buy an animal from Heifer International. Candy will also be sold to help the two young adult leaders pay for their trip to Poland for World Youth Day.
Dining Out Night Fundraiser
On Tuesday, May 3 from 4:00 to 10:00 PM, Poretta's Pizza will donate 20% of the sales to Boy Scout Troop 815. This includes Dine-In Carry Out, Delivery, Gift Certificates, Bar and Catering.
Women's Club Spring Fling
The Saint Pascal Women's Club invites you to their dinner and Spring Fling on Tuesday, May 10. The evening will start in church at 6:00 PM with May Crowning. Dinner catered by D'Absolute will begin at 6:30 PM in Heimsath Hall. The ticket price is $24.
Saint Pascal Carnival
Saint Pascal's Carnival will take place on Wednesday, June 15 through Sunday, June 19. Volunteers are needed to help each night of the carnival. Click here if you would like to volunteer. Click here for the entertainment schedule and carnival hours
Saint Pascal now accepts online donations through GiveCentral. You can use this website to make paperless donations to our church by using your credit card, debit card and electronic checking payments making either one-time or recurring donations. To access this site, click on the "Donate Now" button on the right side of this page.
Catholic Charities Financial Status
The State of Illinois has not paid Catholic Charities since June of 2015 for work done for them. They currently owe Catholic
Charities $30 million dollars in total. That debt is growing by $2 million dollars per month, a loss Catholic Charities cannot
sustain much longer.
People are unaware for the most part that the state outsources social services in Illinois. Catholic Charities does the work for the state and bills the state at a rate they have established and agreed to pay. During this entire time, Catholic Charities has continued to serve those in need, providing them with services; housing, food, clothing, counseling, addiction services, the list goes on 150 programs deep Even though Catholic Charities’ has continued to provide services, Catholic Charities is not getting paid for that work. Since the work and caring have continued, the vast majority of people in our state are unaware that social services are even being effected with this budget impasse. With Lutheran Social Services closing half of their programs and letting go of half of their staff, some attention is now being paid to the situation. We need people to notice and to help, or the 1,000,000 people we serve annually will be without the basic needs they so rightly deserve as children of God.
The help Catholic Charities deeply needs at this moment in time is advocacy. Please write your representatives in Springfield to encourage them to release funds owed to Catholic Charities to care for those marginalized in our society. Click here for a sample letter that can be used in writing to your legislators.
To find your State legislators, click here and enter your home address: http://www.elections.il.bov?DistrictLocator/DistrictOfficialSearchByAddress.aspx> If you have any questions, or need help finding out who your state legislators are, please contact Government Relations at (312) 655-7020.