Faith in Action
World Day of Migrants & Refugees: Sun., Sept. 26
On this World Day of Migrants and Refugees, lead the way in advocating for our poor and marginalized brothers and sisters around the world by contacting your members of Congress. Text MIGRATION to 677-68 to receive an action alert from Catholic Relief Services that will guide you in sending your message. Read and Reflect on Pope Francis’ message for the day, “Towards an Ever Wider ‘We.'”
Parish wide volunteer opportunity
Join the Knights of Columbus for their fall work-day at the Safe House on September 25th from 9:00am to 2:00pm. They will be doing general maintenance and yard work. Lunch and water will be provided. Feel free to come even if you’re not able to stay for the whole day. Parishioners (including children over 12 accompanied by an adult) are welcome. If you can, bring shovels, wheelbarrows, rakes, tarps, flowers, potting soil, gloves, bug spray, etc. Sign up
Student Volunteers Needed
Students (6th grade and older) can earn service hours by being a part of the SVdP clothing drive. Student volunteers are needed before and after each Mass on Oct 2nd and 3rd. Only a few slots are available. Sign up via Sign Up Genius. For questions contact Michael Capretta email@example.com.
St Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive
STM Chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is hosting a Clothing Drive on October 2nd and 3rd. Please bring your donations of gently used clothing as well as household items and small furniture to the donation truck in the
parking lot, before and after each Mass. See the items that Thrift Store can use, here
Just Bakery of Atlanta is Back at STM!
Look for their table in the narthex between 10:00am and 1:00pm on the first Sunday of the month. JBA is a nonprofit that partners with new Americans who resettled as refugees. JBA offers paid job training, professional certification, and living wage work towards their partners’ economic security and they rebuild home in a new place. STM has been a big supporter of JBA from early on and helped purchase their hard-working double stack ovens. Volunteers are most welcome for 1st Sunday sales and should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sandwich Project – Volunteer Opportunity!
Looking for a service activity for your family? Decatur Sandwich Project is coordinated by one of our STM parishioners and is an easy way ohelp make a big impact feeding the homeless in our larger community. Any or every Wednesday, you can help by making sandwiches and or providing fruit / granola bars to be distributed to homeless shelters, low-income senior citizen homes, and foster children. It is a great activity to do with kids. Learn more and sign up here.