CARITAS: The Latin word for love, more specifically, a selfless love which manifests itself by reaching out to others. St. Jude Caritas volunteers minister to those in need, elderly and shut-ins by distributing food baskets during the holidays, visiting homes and assisting in any way they can.
SIGN-UP: Caritas maintains a food pantry for New Lenox residents. Food is distributed on Fridays to families on a once per month basis. To sign up, please call the parish office at 815-485-8049 one week before.
DONATE: We accept daily donations of non-perishable items. Grocery carts available in the West Narthex. Gift cards are also appreciated. To donate a gift card, you may drop them in the offering baskets, place them in the box at the front door of the Church or drop them off at the parish office.
THANK YOU: We are very grateful to all who give so generously throughout the year with donations of money, food and gift cards. We are grateful to the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of New Lenox and the St. Jude Youth Ministry who collected food through their Food Drive and Scavenger Hunt. We thank Jewel on Nelson Road and Berkot's Grocery Stores. Bless you for your generosity.
"Truly, I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:40