Jesus calls us to adopt an attitude of service and as Christian stewards we share our time, talent and treasure with others in need. 

Teens are expected to participate in a minimum of 6 stewardship projects (totaling a minimum of 20 hours of unpaid service): two projects that serve their family, two that serve St. Jude parish and two that serve the community.  Each teen is expected to complete 20 unpaid service hours each year, fill out the projects completed themselves on the service log and have their work signed off by the supervising adult when completed. 

The Reflection Page is found on the back of the Stewardship Log and must be completed by the teen, then submitted to our office by emailing to by the first week in April.  Download the service log and reflection page here.

Community Service Opportunities:

Help out at Sharefest in New Lenox!  Visit  Volunteer at ShareFest: Volunteer at ShareFest ( to sign up for a shift.

Help pack meals at Feed My Starving Children!  Visit Volunteer ( to sign up for a shift.


Parish or Community Service Opportunities (Sign-ups for Parish Service will be found here throughout the year):

Meal Angels are in need of cooks—email to help or for more information

Drop off non-perishable food donations in the shopping carts found in the kitchenette at the west narthex. 
July's needs are:  
Tomato soup
Instant coffee—regular and decaf
Ground coffee—regular
Mashed potatoes in boxes
Potato sides
Feminine products
Toilet paper

Grab gloves and garbage bags!  Walk through your neighborhood after garbage this week and clean up the trash that tends to fall out during pick up or blow away in the wind.  You could also go to your neighborhood park and clean up the trash that may be there.  Take a picture!  We would love to put this project in our bulletin!

Family Service Opportunities:

Tutor or help your siblings or cousins with their homework.

Babysit your siblings or cousins so parents can go out.

Help a relative move or clean their house or garage.

Help a relative with their garden or their lawn.

Shovel snow covered sidewalks in the winter.