PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY PANTRY NEEDS
As always, your generosity has kept the pantry well-stocked throughout the summer months. As the new school year begins, these are items we are especially in need of:
HAND SOAP/BODY WASH
SHELF STABLE MILK
IN ADDITION, ITEMS SUCH AS:
MILK, EGGS, CHEESE, YOGURT, FRESH FRUIT & VEGETABLES, BREAD
ARE ALWAYS APPRECIATED AND MAY BE DROPPED OFF DURING OFFICE HOURS WHICH ARE MON-FRI 9:30-2:00
As always, supermarket gift cards and gas cards are always in demand.
Thank you for all the help. It is greatly appreciated.
The Young Vincentians had the incredible opportunity to volunteer this past weekend at the Parish Thrift Shop. We thank the wonderful volunteers there, Maureen and Janet, who instructed us and coached us on the ins and outs of the program and store.
This was our first time there, but we will be back once a month on Saturday from 10-1 as a service project….and we couldn’t be happier to embark on this journey and take this project into the fold. Our first two days will be July 22 and August 26.
I want to thank our members for assisting in this project and for their time and talents. It’s truly remarkable to watch all these members in action.
Additionally, we will be having more events and projects in the coming months. I hope more can join us as we embark on growing this program and assisting our community.
If one should have an interest in joining us, please feel free to contact me at 516-728-7147.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Brendan von Runnen – Facilitator of Young Vincentians
The Thrift Store Hours are:
Monday: 10 AM – 1 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM – 1 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM – 1 PM
Thursday: 10 AM – 1 PM
Friday: 10 AM – 1 PM
Those seeking support during a mental health or emotional crisis may dial 988 to connect to a nationwide support network beginning tomorrow. The transition to a simplified three-digit number is meant to increase access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and will operate similar to 911.
The move was facilitated by almost $300M in federal funding to both expand telephone infrastructure and increase call center staff. Via the network, trained counselors at more than 180 centers will be available over phone, text, or chat—users may call on behalf of themselves or others. The current 10-digit number has received more than 20 million calls since it was launched in 2005.
Suicide was one of the three leading causes of death in the US for those between 10 and 24 years of age in 2020 and claimed nearly 46,000 lives that year (see data)—almost double the number of homicides.