Adopt a Family: During Advent low income families and individuals in our community are provided a special Christmas gift from members of our parish community. Specific items requested or gift cards are purchased and are given to the family adopted.
CCW (Council of Catholic Women): Join the women of St. Isidore as they come together to unite and support, empower and educate Catholic women in spirituality, leadership and service. To become a part of an active group of women and the many events they lead please click here.
Feed My Starving Children: Each month 30 St. Isidore parishioners from age 5 and up join together to help put together nutritious manna pack meals which will then be shipped to starving children throughout the world. This is a wonderful experience to share as a family or a group of friends who are looking to spend a couple of hours together which will make an important impact on a child’s life. To sign up to help on an upcoming date please click here.
Focus on Hunger: This ministry focuses on hunger as a whole and looks at ways our St. Isidore community can make an impact beyond our current ministries or in unison with them. Click here to join the Focus on Hunger.
Franciscan Outreach: Make a 1 year commitment to help provide a set meal just once a month to help feed the hungry and homeless in Chicago. You bring the meal you prepare to St. Isidore on the designated day and it, along with the others, will be taken to Franciscan Outreach in Chicago to be served that night. To make the commitment to help feed our hungry brothers and sisters in Chicago please click here.
Giving Tree: During Advent our Narthex Christmas Trees are decorated with paper ornaments listing needed items to help support local organizations who provide assistance to low income families and individuals. Parish members choose an ornament(s) and bring the items back the following week and place the unwrapped item(s) under the tree for future distribution.
Knights of Columbus: Practicing Catholic men 18 and older support family and the church while dedicating themselves to the ideals of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. To become a member of these active group of men please click here
Neighborhood Food Pantries: Closer to home, St. Isidore is one of the founding partner churches of Neighborhood Food Pantries. With six pantry sites providing food assistance in northern DuPage County, you can volunteer your time to help with the many needed duties in Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Wayne, West Chicago or Winfield. Click here to join the other volunteers making a difference in hunger.
Organic Garden: St. Isidore the saint is the Patron Saint of Farmers and with that comes the natural ministry of our Organic Garden. Each year preparation & planting starts as early as April for the cool crops and leads right into the summer and then fall crops, all of which are taken to Neighborhood Food Pantries’ site in Wayne to provide fresh organic vegetables for the pantry guests. If you have a green thumb or like to toil in the soil the Organic Garden, with our seasoned gardeners, is awaiting your help. Please click here to get your hands dirty!
PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter): St. Isidore partners with DuPage PADS to provide a site on our campus every Monday night to provide our homeless neighbors a safe place to rest for the evening. Volunteers are needed every third Monday/Tuesday of the month on St. Isidore’s hosting night. Help is needed, to set up, provide supplies & cold and hot food, making lunches, serving dinner or breakfast, helping overnight or with any of the other tasks or shifts needed.
- To help provide food items please click here.
- To volunteer your time during our hosting night please click here.
Pro-Life Action Ministry: “…in the name of God: respect, protect, love and serve life, every human life” The Gospel of Life, St. John Paul II
Our Mission? To take these words into action: “…we proclaim that human life is a precious gift from God; that each person who receives this gift has responsibilities toward God, self, and others, and that society through its laws and social institutions, must protect and nurture human life at every stage of its existence.” (USCCB, Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities)
St. Vincent DePaul Ministry: St. Isidore’s assistance ministry for individuals and families in need of financial help with rent and/or utilities. For assistance consideration please call SVDP directly at 630-295-8364. (Click here to be a part of this ministry)
Thanksgiving Holiday Meal Boxes: Providing a complete Thanksgiving meal for hundreds our community neighbors in need has been a long standing tradition here at St. Isidore. Join our Focus on Hunger Ministry as they deliver specially boxed meals to the Bloomingdale Township Food Pantry and Our Lady of Souls Parish in Chicago. Volunteers are needed to help unload and load the hundreds of boxes of meal “fixings”and turkeys and to help deliver them. Please click here to be a part of a great event of thanksgiving.
Toy Drive: During Advent our parishioners are invited to help provide new, non-violent, unwrapped toys for children who will otherwise not have a toy under their tree for Christmas. Toys are collected and provided to Toys for Tots for local distribution.
Transitional Housing-Bridge Communities: Be a part of a mentoring team and help a family, sponsored by St. Isidore, transition from homelessness to being home and self-sufficient in about 2 years. Mentor training provided through Bridge Communities. To learn more or to become a mentor click here.