Christmas and Easter Giving Tree Committee~ Committee members setup trees in the vestibule, prepare gifts tags, sort and deliver gifts for needy families in the community. Easter tree involves gas and gift cards for the needy.
Drive Elderly/disabled to Mass~ On an as needed basis, parishioners are asked to drive others without transportation and in need of assistance to Mass on Saturdays/Sundays.
Elburn Food Pantry Committee~ This group insures that the pantry is properly stocked and deliveries made. One night a month, distribute food at Elburn Food pantry.
Hot Meals Ministry~ This Ministry provides a free hot meal to the Elburn Food Pantry recipients. Volunteers are needed to donate supplies, serve the dinner and clean-up. To volunteer, contact Vanessa Westfall at (630) 200-3840 OR firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knights of Columbus~ Interested men of the parish join men of St. Peter, Geneva, and Holy Cross, Batavia, to serve the needs of the church and community.
Meals for those in temporary need~ Volunteer to assist families or elderly, usually for a few weeks, with newborns, and/or mothers/fathers ill and in need of assistance.
Respect Life Activities/Life Chain~ This committee has responsibility for the Life Chain, a nationwide event held on the first Sunday of October. Volunteers help coordinate and offer refreshments for those participating.
St. Vincent dePaul Society~ This group advocates for the poor within the community, meeting twice a month. Every year the St. Gall Parish participates in the Annual St. Vincent dePaul Society 5K Walk for the Poor. The date is September 29th, 2012. We are in need of walkers, sponsors and businesses to put cans in their store front for donations. Please contact St. Gall's St. Vincent dePaul Society at email@example.com with any questions. We hope to see lots of walkers this year. Please look for more information on how to register for the walk or sponsor a walker.
Donate baked goods~ Contribute to bake sales held during the Rummage Sale and the Elburn Christmas Stroll.
Rummage Sale Volunteer~ Parishioners are needed several weeks before the annual sale held during Elburn Days, which is in late August, and on the day of the sale and for clean up.
St. Patrick’s Day Turkey Dinner~ Usually takes place on the Sunday before or closest to St. Patrick’s Day. Involves various opportunities from the start to the end of the dinner, organizing, cooking, serving, cleaning up, sharing leftovers with local charities.
Coffee and rolls~ Involves assisting in serving coffee and rolls after the 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM Masses on Sunday. Tasks include ordering pastries, brewing coffee, setting our placements, etc.
Annual Golf Day~ Calling all golfers! This is a good chance to organize a great day of golf at the Hughes Creek Golf course or other locations. In addition to a fine day on the links, day involves lunch, prizes, and a hole-in-one prize of a new car!
Annual Gala/Dinner Dance~ On the Saturday closest to the Feast of St. Gall, October 16th, the Annual Gala takes place. Parishioners interested in being part of this fun event may serve on any number of committees including publicity, marketing, decoration, silent auctions, entertainment, etc.
The date for the 2012 Gala is October 20, 2012 at the Lincoln Inn in Batavia. We are currently gathering items for the silent auction and live auction baskets. if you are interested in donating items for the gala, please contact Laura Chaplin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual trip to the American Girl store in downtown Chicago was held earlier in the week and we had the most successful day trip that we have ever had! Fifteen people (7 of them little girls eight and under). We had a wonderful day!
Thanks to the generosity of those who made the trip we now have our two dolls (Marie-Grace and Cecile) as well as most of their clothes and small accessories. We are missing only three of the dress outfits. (If you are interested and have access to a catalog – we do not have the red dress, green dress, or blue skirt set. Please contact Laura directly if you are interested in donating either one of these items!) Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Cards Ministry~ These parishioners assist in keeping in touch with and visiting homebound parishioners.
If you would like to volunteer to help with any of these activities contact Parish Office at 630-365-6030 or email@example.com . There is always a need for people with the willingness to organize and keep these parish activities running smoothly.