Quick Links of Current Needs

Corporal Works of Mercy:  All of them!

Spiritual Works of Mercy:  All of them!

All of below openings are listed in the posts in “service opportunities” Most are Family Friendly!!!!

Ascension’s Annual Garage Sale  Coming June 14-17    Volunteers needed June 10-17th…  Ministry of Care’s ONLY fund raiser!  Come help us with fun and funds!  Get all (or a bunch) of your teen and middle schoolers service hours!

Garage Sale Info   Volunteer sign up

The 13th Annual Advice and Aid Pregnancy Centers Walk for Life on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 held at our Overland Park office at 10901 Granada Ln. (435 & Roe). We hope that you will join us as we raise awareness of our life-affirming ministry and raise funds so that we can continue God’s work in this community for those facing an unplanned pregnancy! The 2017 Walk for Life is a fun, family event for all! Strollers and leashed dogs are welcomed! There will be face painting, balloon animals, coffee & snacks, an energetic warm-up, KC Wolf, prizes and more! What a great way to get your church community involved in a life-affirming mission! pledge form for walk

Here is a link to their website with more info:  www.aapcwalk.org

Catholic Charities does a lunch distribution for kids in the summer months who receive reduced or free lunches during the school year.  They have program with a grant through the federal government that supplies the kids’ food but cannot be used for adults.  They have added a new dimension to this program to serve a sack lunch to the adults who bring the kids! That way the kids and adults can eat together.  You can help by providing some the supplies for the bag lunches that will be used for adults.Sign up for lunch items

Divorced /Separated Support Group studying Catholic Support Survival Guide :  sign up

FAMILY FRIENDLY VOLUNTEER OPP:  Hillcrest Transitional Housing (which we support as a Parish) is opening a thrift store and needs some help, either as a one time or ongoing basis:  volunteer Sign up

FAMILY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!!!!  May 6th:  4-7pm: Many volunteers are needed for Respite Night for Foster Parents! Activities include: leading a small group of kids from station to station, helping kids create crafts, engaging with kids in story time, or supervising the fun at the bounce house! Please register to volunteer! Please note: a current background check is required for any volunteer over age 18 (this process is listed on the volunteer registration form).  Community Service Hours: students under age 18 may volunteer with an adult sponsor. This event provides: 5 community service hours.


TIPS-MAPP:: Foster Parenting Course

June 15- August 10 (Thursdays/ 6-9 pm):  This 10 week group allows an individual, couple or family to begin the process of becoming a licensed foster home.  This course: Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety and Permanence: A Part of Model Approach to Partnerships in Parenting is required by the State of Kansas in order to become a licensed foster home.  This course will be taught by Hannah Mabie (Certified TIPS-MAPP Instructor) & a co-lead.  This course is open to the community & is FREE of charge. As an offer of support for attending families, Colonial is happy to sponsor a childcare stipend to those who attend this course (information on the registration form).

TIPS-MAPP Registration Form:

NEW SIGN UP!  Families to sign up for bringing up the gifts at the Offertory for Sunday Liturgies. Pick your Mass time and date

A new way of helping mothers in a crisis pregnancy is helping with the Gabriel Project “Angels”  Please check out the needs and see if you are able to help!

House of Hope:  Click here snacks and paper goods needed once a month 3rd Tuesdays

Click here to help bring Holy Communion to Assisted Living Facilities, Homebound or Hospital

St Mary’s Food Kitchen (2nd Friday of every month Lunches) ongoing: Sign up to bring salad or fried chicken

Guadalupe House: Desserts and Serve for the Sisters and Homeless ”    (2nd Tuesday and 4th Wed):  Help serve, bring food or items

Shalom House Dinners: 4th Tuesdays  Help to serve or bring desserts (or both!)

Hope Faith Breakfast: (last Sat of the month):         Sign up to help serve,or cook or bring item

Meals for the Priests (ongoing):Click here to help!

Adoration Hour for Respect Life (Sat 4-5 pm) ongoing: Sign up for an hour!

Adoration Hours that need a substitute: Sub for an hour!

Catholic Charities : Current Volunteer Needs

Want Info on being a foster  or adoptive parent?  Or info on ways our parish helps out families who are fostering?  Or ways we help to keep families intact?   Mentoring for kids ageing out of the foster system?

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