Bishop's Blog

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Blessing of Mobile Pantry

St. Nicholas Mobile Pantry: Charity on Wheels - CCDOP.ORG

St. Nicolas Mobile Pantry is a ministry of Catholic Charities that serves those in need in the Diocese of Peoria. The individuals will be given items such as blankets, towels, book bags, school supplies, socks, gloves, canes, gift cards and non-perishable food. These items may change on a monthly basis based on need and what is donated.
The ministry also has a spiritual dimension. Individuals will always receive a religious item such as a bible, a rosary, or a holy card. We will take their prayer requests and offer masses in their regions. The ministry will also offer prayer to them at the parish in the form of praying a rosary, a chaplet, or simply praying a vocal prayer with them.
The director, Sr. Michelle will drive to each location with the items on Tuesdays. A case manager will travel to meet with those that request case management services with the director. It will be stocked by volunteers on Fridays and Mondays. The items given will be those donated.

Monday, September 9, 2019