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Sacred Heart Chapel

Mass Schedule

- Safety Measures -

It is a great joy to welcome guests to Sacred Heart Chapel.  For the safety of all, we ask that visitors wear a mask covering their mouth and nose.  If you experience any cold, flu or COVID symptoms, we respectfully ask the guest to return another time.

The Mass schedule in Sacred Heart Chapel is ongoing.  Exceptions to the schedule are noted below.

 

Sundays at 9:00 am

Weekdays at 11:00 am

Please  note: Patio doors will be open 30 minutes before any event occurring in Chapel. Patio doors will be closed when event begins.

Exceptions and Schedule Changes:
February 29: 1 pm mass
March 1: 4:00 pm mass
March 2: 4:30 pm mass
March 3: No Mass
March 19: 10:30 am mass

Holy Week
Palm Sunday                    9:00 am
Monday – Wednesday    11:00 am
Holy Thursday                  6:30 pm
Good Friday                     3:00 pm
Easter Vigil                       6:30 pm
Easter Sunday                  9:00 am

Directions for Sacred Heart Chapel​

- Parking Alert - 

Construction begins in mid-December 2022 on Villa St. Joseph.  The work will affect visitors to the southern end of the Sisters’ larger St. Joseph Center campus. Access to the south parking lot via Batavia Street will be closed during construction. 

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Guests continue to be welcome to attend Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel, though will be redirected to a temporary entrance and exit off La Veta Avenue via a delivery road between St. Joseph Center and Providence St. Joseph Hospital. Visitors are requested to plan ahead, noting that the exit to La Veta will require a right turn only. Please see the accompanying map.

  • Allocation of funds for water and energy saving appliances.
    1. Evaluate existing appliances for water and energy consumption. 2. Replace appliances as needed to reduce water and energy consumption. 3. Monitor monthly water and energy usage to determine consumption level.
  • Socially responsible investing (SRI) as an on-going reality.
    1. Continue to invest with Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS) faithful to the moral and Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. 2. Invest in eco-friendly “green” corporations/companies that demonstrate a commitment to an environmentally sustainable future. 3. Invest in corporations/companies that can be influenced to create and maintain sustainable water practices.
  • Allocation of funds for adequate water filters for health benefits.
    1. Evaluate existing water filtering systems for water quality. 2. Install or replace adequate filtering systems as needed to promote good health.
  • Sister Biographies
    Bio for Sister Pat Tierney Bio for Sister Pat Hayhurst Bio for Sister Helen Szekely Bio for Sister Kathleen Marie Pughe Bio for Sister Maria Goretti DeCoite Bio for Sister Martha Ann Fitzpatrick Bio for Sister Jeannette Black Bio for Sister Sarah Jordan Bio for Sister Gemma Crowe Bio for Sister Margaret Ann Chincholle Bio for Sister Caritas Gorski Bio for Sister Lillian Bartosik Bio for Sister Thecla Chuml Bio for Sister Cecile Bertheau Bio for Sister Bernice Jordan Bio for Sister Florence Hund Bio for Sister Lorraine Thibault Bio for Sister Frances Quiroz Bio for Sister Rita Trudell Bio for Sister Jeannette Croteau Bio for Sister Rita Marie Kropp Bio for Sister Rebecca Rodriguez Bio for Sister Marguerite Gendron Bio for Sister Alma Marinez Bio for Sister Anne Therese Allen Bio for Sister Judith Wemmer Bio for Sister Michaela Rock
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  • December 2021 Assembly
    November 2021 House Goals from Vision Statement December 2021 Assembly Feedback
  • November 2023 Assembly
    Assembly feedback
  • Community Days 2022
    Booklet SUNDAY, JULY 24 Agenda: Sunday, July 24 Sunday Morning Prayer Opening and Welcome from Sister Mary Beth Ingham Reflecting On Our Journey of Faithful Love Congregation Assessment Slides Table Discussion: Highlights and Takeaways for Zoom Group MONDAY, JULY 25 Agenda: Monday, July 25 Monday Prayer Glimpses of the Future Where We Are in 2052 Headline Exercise Instructions Small Group Exercise Instructions: Bridges of the past, present and future TUESDAY, JULY 26 Agenda: Tuesday, July 26 Setting Priorities for the Emergent Future Slides Priority Themes: Small Group Exercise Picture Exercise Instructions Photo File for Exercise (Dropbox Link) WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 Agenda: Wednesday, July 27 Wednesday Prayer Identifying Next Steps Handout Executive Session Discussion – Identifying Priorities Action Steps
  • February 2022 Assembly
    February 2022 Assembly Feedback
  • Miscellaneous
    SJC Campus Map – Revised 2019 Dec Publicity Release CSJ FUND 2023
  • Local Community Goals.
    Local Community goals 2023/2024
  • Policies
    Sexual Abuse Policy Archives Policies Driving Policy Handbook
  • Initial Formation
    Living in Right Relationship Comunión “En Salida”: An Apostolic Call for our time in Religious Life
  • 2024
    January 7 - Sr. Mary Therese Sweeney
  • 2022
    Reflections on the Readings - December 25, 2022 - Buck.pdf Reflections on the Readings - 11 Dec 2022 - Buck Reflections on the Readings – October 23, 2022 – Sweeney Reflections on the Readings – October 2, 2022 – Dunning Reflections on the Readings – July 24, 2022 – Sweeney Reflections on the Readings – July 28, 2022 – Buck Reflections on the Readings – Mass for Deceased Sisters – July 29, 2022 – Sweeney Reflections on the Readings – July 10, 2022 – Haley Reflections on the Readings – July 3, 2022 – Gray Reflections on the Readings – May 1, 2022 – Buck Reflections on the Readings – April, 24, 2022 – Fallon Reflections on the Readings – Baptism of the Lord – Gray Epiphany – January 2, 2022 – Schinhofen
  • Celebration of Life
    Celebration of Life - Sr. Mary Jean - January 13, 2024 Celebration of Life - Sr. Pat Hayhurst - October 20, 2022 Celebration of Life – Sr. Helen Szekely – May 6, 2022 – Gray Celebration of Life – Sr. Kathleen Marie Pughe – April 13, 2022 – Sweeney Celebration of Life – Sr. Jeannette Black – September 18, 2021 – Sweeney Celebration of Life – Sr. Gemma Crowe – September 14, 2021 – Helmlinger Celebration of Life – Sr. Caritas Gorski – January 28, 2021 – Sweeney Celebration of Life – Sr. Lillian Bartosik – September 8, 2020 – Helmlinger Celebration of Life – Sr. Thecla Chuml – September 2, 2020 – Helmlinger Celebration of Life – Sr. Cecile Bertheau – August 28, 2020 – Helmlinger Celebration of Life – Sr. Bernice Jordan – January 7, 2020 – Gray Celebration of Life – Sr. Bernice Jordan – January 7, 2020 – Helmlinger Celebration of Life – Sr. Lorraine Thibault – October 17, 2019 – McNerney Celebration of Life – Sr. Judith Wemmer – April 5, 2019 – McNerney Celebration of Life – Sr. Judith Wemmer – April 5, 2019 – Helmlinger Celebration of Life – Sr. Anne Therese Allen – February 23, 2019 – Fergus Celebration of Life – Sr. Alma Marinez – February 9, 2019 – Gray Celebration of Life – Sr. Marguerite Gendron – January 4, 2019 – LaMetterey Celebration of Life – Sr. Rita Trudell – March 20, 2018 – Sweeney Celebration of Life – Sr. Betty Foubert – November 30, 2017 – Helmlinger Celebration of Life – Sr. Carmen Sarati – November 6, 2017 – McNerney Celebration of Life – Sr. Maura Judge – July 27, 2017 – Sweeney Celebration of Life – Sr. Sharon Fritsch – April 8, 2017 – Sweeney Celebration of Life – Sr. Elaine Moffette – September 17, 2016 – McNerney Celebration of Life – Sr. Michelle Tochtrop – August 16, 2016 – Fr. Christopher Smith Celebration of Life – Sr. Rose Marie Menard – July 28, 2016 – Gray
  • 2023
    Reflections on the Readings - Feb. 5, 2023 - Sweeney.pdf Reflections on the Readings - 23 Feb 2023 - Nurnberg.pdf Reflections on the Readings - 4 March 2023 - Haley.docx Reflections on the Readings 06-04-23 Trinity Sunday - Linda Buck CSJ.pdf Synod Presentation - Jayne - Nov 17, 2023 Reflections on the Readings - Anyabuonwu - Nov 16 2023
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  • What does housing security mean? Homelessness only? Will there be support for housing development for low-income residents?
    Access to emergency and transitional housing, permanent supportive and affordable housing, coordinated comprehensive support services and employment opportunities, work addressing policies and systems that support a continuum of services and more affordable housing.
  • How do I get the link for the on-line application?
    The application link will be published on this page from Jan 15 – Feb.15.
  • What determines $5M—operating budget?
    The application requests that each organization include the amount of its organization budget.
  • Can an agency apply if its agency budget is $5.2 million?
    Agencies may apply, however the Foundation will give preference to applicants that meet its eligibility criteria and maintain an organizational budget of $5 million or less.
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    The applicant portal lists applications in progress and applications submitted (pull down menu on right of screen). It does not have the links to start a new application. The application link will be published on the HCF website from Jan 15 – Feb 15. Go to the website and click on the first link HCF 2023-2024 Application in the announcement of the on-line application. The second link Sisters of St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation Application Portal is the portal, which you have already set up. Once you start and save an application, it will be listed in the portal. To apply, you first will be asked for valid tax ID (which is needed to proceed to the application Eligibility Quiz). Next, you must answer the eligibility quiz correctly to proceed to the actual application.
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  • When are Concept Papers required?
    Concept Papers are no longer part of the application process. The Foundation has shortened the time between application and decision for funding.
  • My agency addresses all three of the Healthcare Foundation’s funding priorities. Can we apply for a larger grant since we address all areas?
    No, we ask that you select one funding priority to focus on in your application. Award amounts will range between $15,000 and $30,000. Historically, our average grant size has been $25,000.
  • I made a mistake on the eligibility quiz; how do I go back and change answers?
    Applicants must pass the eligibility quiz to apply and cannot go back and change their answers. However, they can always start over by clicking the application link and retaking the quiz. Once they have passed the eligibility quiz, they are able to provide inputs, save progress and go back and make edits in the application.
  • FROM SAN BERNARDINO/RIVERSIDE
    Take the 91 freeway west to the 55 freeway south to the 22 freeway west. Exit at Main Street (La Veta). From the exit, there are two lanes that turn left and one lane the turns right. Use the center lane to turn left. You will then make an immediate right at a driveway just past St. Joseph Center (where the fencing ends). Make another immediate right into the St. Joseph Center south parking lot.
  • FROM LOS ANGELES
    Take the 5 freeway south to the 22 freeway east. Exit immediately on Main Street (Town & Country). Turn left from the freeway exit. Turn left on Parker. Turn left on La Veta. Go through the intersection at Batavia Street and prepare to turn right (St. Joseph Center is on the right). Turn right at a driveway immediately past St. Joseph Center (where the fencing ends). Make another immediate right into the St. Joseph Center south parking lot.
  • FROM JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT (Orange County – SNA)
    Take the 55 freeway north to the 22 freeway west. Exit at Main Street (La Veta). From the exit, there are two lanes that turn left and one lane the turns right. Use the center lane to turn left. You will then make an immediate right at a driveway just past St. Joseph Center (where the fencing ends). Make another immediate right into the St. Joseph Center south parking lot.
  • FROM SOUTH LOS ANGELES
    Take the 91 freeway east to the 5 freeway south to the 22 freeway east. Exit immediately on Main Street (Town & Country). Turn left from the freeway exit. Turn left on Parker. Turn left on La Veta. Go through the intersection at Batavia Street and prepare to turn right (St. Joseph Center is on the right). Turn right at a driveway immediately past St. Joseph Center (where the fencing ends). Make another immediate right into the St. Joseph Center south parking lot.
  • FROM POMONA
    Take the 57 freeway south to the 22 freeway east. Past the 5-22-57 freeway interchange, exit immediately on Main Street (Town & Country). Turn left from the freeway exit. Turn left on Parker. Turn left on La Veta. Go through the intersection at Batavia Street and prepare to turn right (St. Joseph Center is on the right). Turn right at a driveway immediately past St. Joseph Center (where the fencing ends). Make another immediate right into the St. Joseph Center south parking lot.
  • FROM LONG BEACH
    Take the 405 freeway south to the 22 freeway east. Past the 5-22-57 freeway interchange, exit immediately on Main Street (Town & Country). Turn left from the freeway exit. Turn left on Parker. Turn left on La Veta. Go through the intersection at Batavia Street and prepare to turn right (St. Joseph Center is on the right). Turn right at a driveway immediately past St. Joseph Center (where the fencing ends). Make another immediate right into the St. Joseph Center south parking lot.
  • FROM SAN DIEGO
    Take the 5 freeway north to the Main Street exit, just before the 5-22-57 interchange. Turn right on Main Street. Turn right on La Veta. After Pepper Street, enter the median to turn left into an unmarked service road at the edge of the St. Joseph Hospital parking lot. Be alert to cross traffic. After turning left into the service road, make an immediate right into the fenced and (open) gated St. Joseph Center South Parking Lot.
  • Implement a plan that impels us to protect water for the sustainability of our Mother Earth.
    1. Challenge ourselves to listen, learn and act on “environmental issues” that affect Mother Earth. 2. Protect our waterways, rivers and oceans from hazardous materials: (e.g.) plastics, toxic dumping, unsafe chemicals, etc. 3. Commit to purchase bio-degradable and non-hazardous household goods to promote health and protection of Mother Earth. 4. Work with landscapers to protect biodiversity at St. Joseph Center and CSJ local houses by planting drought-resistant native trees, plants and succulents. 5. Educate ourselves on the purchase of water saving devices and products that conserve water for our homes and St. Joseph Center.
  • Adopt a collective plan that addresses water conservation and access to clean water for all.
    1. Advocate, collaborate and support organizations that give special attention to vulnerable groups and their water needs. 2. Advocate and support organizations who use part of their revenue to bring sanitation to poor areas of our world and neighborhoods, thus improving health for children and families. 3. Be a clear, persistent and outspoken voice/advocate for programs and action plans that promote clean water for everyone, especially the poor and vulnerable. 4. Sign petitions and lend our corporate name to advocacy groups who stand against the environmental control of water in poor neighborhoods and countries. 5. Identify and challenge corporations/companies whose harmful water policies and practices negatively impact the Earth and the poor. 6. Research and assist organizations that are fighting racism in places of the world and within the U.S. where government or corporations control the use of water that contribute to scarcity. 7. Contribute monetarily to the digging of wells in poor countries, and where possible help advocate for access to toilets and sewer lines in remote or poor areas. 8. Walk in solidarity and collaboratively advocate for the Dear Neighbor by giving time, money and care in times of economic needs.
  • Moderation concerning the use of water resources.
    1. Conserve water by taking fewer or shorter showers; turning off water while washing hands and brushing teeth; using dishwasher as necessary and only when full; doing full loads of laundry. 2. Eliminate the use of bottled water by using filtered tap water for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables and cooking, as well as promoting good health. 3. Conserve water by taking fewer or shorter showers; turning off water while washing hands and brushing teeth; using dishwasher as necessary and only when full; doing full loads of laundry. 4. Eliminate the use of bottled water by using filtered tap water for drinking, washing fruits and vegetables and cooking, as well as promoting good health.
  • Decrease water consumption where we live and work.
    1. Track water usage through the monthly water bill. 2. Determine water and energy efficiency of all home appliances, showers, and outdoor sprinklers. 3. Have regular conversations where we live and work about conservation of water practices. 4. Collect excess water in basins to water plants and garden. 5. Collaborate with gardeners for sustainable gardening practices and use of water, including the planting of drought-resistant trees and plants. 6. Take personal responsibility to decrease water usage in daily personal hygiene, kitchen and laundry.
  • Education and action about global water crisis.
    1. Educate on how usage of water affects others. 2. Examine criteria from the CSJ Educational Network for schools to educate children. 3. Educate and motivate on the value of protecting fresh and salt water bodies. 4. Educate to boycott brands impacting climate and join with others. 5. Educate the Congregation about companies that distribute water to understand fair practices. 6. Get education on the desalination of ocean water. 7. Research and identify which organizations are making the biggest impact when it comes to water consumption.
  • Education and action on how to reduce water locally.
    1. Educate to be responsible with H20 usage, showering, laundry. 2. Knowing and following municipal guidelines for water usage (days/hours). 3. Educate and evaluate the Congregation on appliances when buying new ones. 4. Educate on landscaping practices concerning water usage and the care of plants.
  • Education and action about local water crisis.
    1. Educate and learn of local businesses and practices by Congregation (water waste). 2. Educate the Congregation about water issues in our local area through the Orange County Water District Office. 3. Learn about corporations and companies that address food waste. 4. Education on how the usage of water affects others. 5. Bring awareness to public of high levels of lead content of water. 6. Awareness of water saving practices.
  • Ecological conversion through the action of prayer and contemplation that permeates and motivates all we say and do.
    1. Commit to personally set aside time to walk, gaze, stare, be quiet in nature, recognizing and celebrating that the world is a joyful mystery to be contemplated with gladness and praise. 2. Take time to see Mother Earth, our Common Home, as sacred, recognizing that we are profoundly united with every creature, and seeking a deeper sense of connection with all of life. 3. Give praise and thanks to God for the gift of Sister Water that sustains all life, and pray for all our brothers and sisters who are the most impacted by water shortages and floods. 4. Open our hearts to find God in all things, both in beauty and in suffering, as we listen and respond to the cry of the earth, the cry of the poor and the cry of the children and future generations. 5. Make discernment an integral part of our conversations and actions as we search for water and energy related best practices for a more sustainable future. 6. Celebrate God’s creation and bring to heart and prayer the needs of our beautiful yet wounded world in our liturgies, prayer services, community and congregation gatherings, and publications. 7. Join and participate in world celebrations, such as World Water Day, Earth Day, the Season of Creation, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi by creating and sharing creation-centered liturgies, prayer services and reflections.
  • Promotion of water conservation.
    1. Use social media to educate, promote and advocate for water conservation. 2. Give practical and creative ideas to reduce water in CSJ Today, CSJ Website and publications.
  • Connections with diverse groups and organizations on water issues.
    1. Contribute, partner with and support organizations that conserve and recycle water. 2. Work in partnership with local groups and other faith traditions that advocate for the conservation of water. 3. Connect with other Religious Congregations to work together in reducing water usage by 25%.
  • Connections with the Civic Community on water conservation.
    1. Collaborate with county and state to bring awareness on what is water conservation and why it is necessary. 2. Petition public officials and candidates to work towards water conservation. 3. Educate, promote and advocate for water issues and conservation through social media. 4. Be aware and vote for propositions that support water conservation. 5. Research and bring awareness to the public about high levels of lead content in drinking water. 6. Pressure local, statewide, national and international agencies to do more in purifying drinking water.
  • Food Finders | Wednesday, September 27, 9AM -12PM
    Every day, Food Finders saves thousands of pounds of perfectly edible and nutritious food. They make sure food is distributed where needed such food pantries, shelters, and other nonprofits. They rescue and redistribute all food the same day. Volunteers will participate in the Food 4 Kids project that packs weekend meal bags for students across the Long Beach USD schools district to take home on Fridays to supplement their weekend meals. They will assemble nutritious meal bags for food insecure families living in food deserts. Volunteers will also have an opportunity to write notes of encouragement, make a drawing, or write quotes for each of the meal bags. Limit: 6 Address: 10539 Humboldt St. Los Alamitos, Notes: Bring a refillable water bottle and wear closed toe shoes. Must be able to lift 10 -15 lbs.
  • Bracken's Kitchen | Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 8:45AM-1PM
    Provides hunger relief for local families through their mobile kitchen(s) that delivers high-quality meals to food-insecure communities. Volunteers will learn new skills in the kitchen as they help prepare meals for clients (dice fruits, veggies, meats) and assist in packaging these meals that will be distributed to families who are food insecure. And assist with cleaning the kitchen and writing notes of support. Limit: 10 Address: 13941 Nautilus Drive Garden Grove, CA 92843 Notes: Volunteers must be 18+ and able to lift between 30-40 lbs. To protect all participants, please show proof of vaccination and wear a face covering. Casual attire/No tank tops or open toe shoes/Wear comfortable non-slip shoes/We provide aprons and hairnets. Baseball caps are acceptable instead of hairnet. Bring your own reusable water bottle. No glass and open containers are allowed. Lunch is provided; however, special diets needs cannot be accommodated. Feel free to bring lunch. Parking is available on the facilitates, or across the street (ACT Inc. parking. Check-in at front office includes signing a waiver before working.
  • Cantlay Food Distribution Center | Thursday, September 28, 7AM–12PM
    A program of Catholic Charities, Orange County that provides food and other necessities to individuals and families. Volunteers will help reduce hunger in their community by assisting staff in assembling grocery bags, distributing grocery bags and other necessities for families in need. Limit: 8 Address: 2020 W Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92703 Notes: To protect all participants, please show proof of vaccination and wear a face covering. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Illumination Foundation | Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 12– 2PM
    Disrupts the cycle of homelessness in Southern California by providing a comprehensive safety net of client-centered services for the most vulnerable individuals, families, and children. Volunteers will have an opportunity to build community and bring joy to unhoused women recovering from illness by sharing a meal and playing Bingo with them. Volunteers will provide and serve the meal and distribute Bingo prizes. Limit: 8 Address: Unity House Fullerton, CA Notes: (Optional) donate $15 Target gift cards for Bingo prizes. To protect all participants, please show proof of vaccination and wear a face covering.
  • Food Finders | Monday, September 25, 1-4PM
    Every day, Food Finders saves thousands of pounds of perfectly edible and nutritious food. They make sure food is distributed where needed such food pantries, shelters, and other nonprofits. They rescue and redistribute all food the same day. Volunteers will participate in the Food 4 Kids project that packs weekend meal bags for students across the Long Beach USD schools district to take home on Fridays to supplement their weekend meals. They will assemble nutritious meal bags for food insecure families living in food deserts. Volunteers will also have an opportunity to write notes of encouragement, make a drawing, or write quotes for each of the meal bags. Limit: 6 Address: 10539 Humboldt St. Los Alamitos, Notes: Bring a refillable water bottle and wear closed toe shoes. Must be able to lift 10 -15 lbs.
  • L'Arche Wavecrest | Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, 10AM-1PM
    Recognizes and shares the gifts of people to create vital, healthy, spiritually rich homes for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Volunteers will have an opportunity to bring dignity to our brothers and sisters with intellectual disabilities by supporting the staff at L’Arche Wavecrest by assisting with their garden project -backyard makeover. Duties will consist of pulling weeds, planting seeds, watering plants, etc.) Volunteers will enjoy lunch with residents. Limit: 10 Address: 14741 Holt Ave Tustin, CA 92780 Note: To protect all participants, please show proof of vaccination and wear a face covering.
  • Criterion (Services for Children and Families | Friday, September 29, 5-7PM
    Supports clients in building resiliency to help them achieve permanency, stability, safety, and improve their well-being. Their goal is to make a positive impact in healing childhood trauma within the communities they serve. Volunteers will have an opportunity to contribute to the healing process of minors who have experienced trauma through community building. They will join in a fun evening that includes a meal and games. Volunteers will provide, serve, and enjoy the meal with children, play boards games and build community. Limit: 15 Address: Fullerton, CA Notes: Volunteers must show proof of Covid vaccination and at least one booster prior to volunteering. A confidentiality form must be signed by each volunteer. An orientation will be given at the start. Optional: Donate potato chips, candy, balls, socks, finger spinners, Hot Wheels or Barbie dolls to distribute as prices.
  • Yarn with a Purpose | Saturday, September 23, 2023, 10AM – 12PM & Saturday, September 30, 2023, 10:30AM-12:30PM
    Join with Sisters and partners in building community, while crocheting and knitting to keep babies warm. This is an ongoing project that will meet initially two consecutive Saturdays then throughout the year. Group will agree on meeting dates and times. Join the Sisters of St. Joseph and lay partners in crocheting and/or knitting. There will be opportunities for making baby blankets and bonnets for Children’s Hospital of Orange County, (CHOC). Limit: 15 Address: St. Joseph Center 440 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868 Notes: This project is geared specifically for folks who already know how to crochet and/or knit. Please bring your own supplies. To protect all participants, please wear a face covering.
  • Bracken's Kitchen | Tuesday, September 26th, 2023, 8:45AM-1PM
    Provides hunger relief for local families through their mobile kitchen(s) that delivers high-quality meals to food-insecure communities. Volunteers will learn new skills in the kitchen as they help prepare meals for clients (dice fruits, veggies, meats) and assist in packaging these meals that will be distributed to families who are food insecure. And assist with cleaning the kitchen and writing notes of support. Limit: 10 Address: 13941 Nautilus Drive Garden Grove, CA 92843 Notes: Volunteers must be 18+ and able to lift between 30-40 lbs. To protect all participants, please show proof of vaccination and wear a face covering. Casual attire/No tank tops or open toe shoes/Wear comfortable non-slip shoes/We provide aprons and hairnets. Baseball caps are acceptable instead of hairnet. Bring your own reusable water bottle. No glass and open containers are allowed. Lunch is provided; however, special diets needs cannot be accommodated. Feel free to bring lunch. Parking is available on the facilitates, or across the street (ACT Inc. parking. Check-in at front office includes signing a waiver before working.
  • Bread for the World | Saturday, September 30th, 2023, 10AM-12:30 PM
    Letter Writing Workshop to advocate for systemic change on behalf of hunger and nutrition programs Volunteers will have an opportunity to address the cry of the earth and cry of the poor. “Hunger, Food Waste, and Harm to the Earth: Addressing the intersectionality of caring for our earth, racism, poverty and environmental justice. Bread for the World will guide us to advocate and urge the U.S. Congress to support nutrition programs in the U.S. and overseas. Limit: No Limit Address: Mother Louis Room 480 South Batavia St. Orange, CA 92868 Notes: To protect all participants, please wear a face covering.
  • Homeaid OC | Monday, September 25th, 2023, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
    Works to be a vital force in creating safe and dignified housing for families who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Volunteers will have an opportunity to decorate the shelter where families reside for the upcoming fall season. They will sort and organize their inventory of clothing and toiletries and make them sack lunches for the day. Limit: 10 Address: Orange CA 92867 Note: Participants’ temperature will be taken before coming into the shelter. Anyone feel under the weather is asked to stay home.
  • Orange Home Grown Farm | Friday, September 22, 2023, 9-11 AM
    This community urban farm aims to increase access to education around locally grown food and reintroduce the local community to the opportunities of local farming. Volunteers will have an opportunity to be part of a community that works to provide urban farming education to the neighborhoods around them. They will also enjoy the outdoors while meeting new friends and assisting staff maintain the farm by harvesting, planting, weeding, separating seeds and more. Limit: 20 Address: 356 N. Lemon St., Orange, CA 92866 Notes: Volunteers must sign a waiver ahead of volunteer date. An orientation and assignments will be given at the start. Bring your own gardening gloves
  • Cantlay Food Distribution Center | Tuesday, September 26, 7AM-12PM
    A program of Catholic Charities, Orange County that provides food and other necessities to individuals and families. Volunteers will help reduce hunger in their community by assisting staff in assembling grocery bags, distributing grocery bags and other necessities for families in need. Limit: 10 Address: 2020 W Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92703 Notes: To protect all participants, please show proof of vaccination and wear a face covering. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

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