Roughly once a month, parishioners are invited to sign up for a variety of hands on service projects that benefit a variety of organizations. Serve with your family, friends or co-workers! Past events include stocking soup kitchen shelves, delivering food and toys to families, giving blood and platelets and cleaning shelters.
Respect Life Committee and New Hope, Inc.
The Respect Life ministry is devoted to the protection of life in all its stages. This ministry will oppose the deliberate taking of human life and support those who care for the most vulnerable among us.This ministry also supports New Hope, Inc. a shelter for women and their newborns.
If you’re interested in supporting, please contact Mr. George McKenna, GMcK1320@nulloptonline.net .
Recognizing the need of many homeless, single mothers and children, Siena House in the Bronx was founded by the Dominican Sisters and is sponsored by Tolentine-Zeiser Community Life Center. This outreach ministry meets once a month to discuss ways in which our parish community can support the Siena House in achieving their mission to provide a temporary residence for homeless, single mothers and children who are searching for suitable and affordable housing. This ministry conducts parish fundraisers to provide financial aid to offset operational costs and/or incidentals and programs for the women not covered by funding.
Interested in helping? Please contact, Ms. Jennifer Schippert, firstname.lastname@example.org .
A team of parishioners, coordinated by the Pastoral Minister, visits parishioners who are homebound and in nursing homes and brings them Communion. Hospitals are also visited by the priests and the Pastoral Ministers.
Office of Concern
The Office of Concern at St. Cecilia’s in Englewood is open Monday through Thursday from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. The office works with Bergen County’s most vulnerable citizens. Areas of work are:
The front office, where our clients are met, registered, and receive their food packages. Many of them speak only Spanish, so those who can speak this language are very welcome.
The warehouse, where food cases and donated food are sorted and stocked, and food packages prepared for distribution. This work is performed each week on Monday from 8 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Food trucks are unloaded on Wednesdays at 8 A.M. Some muscle for lifting up to 30 pounds is required.
Other: Pick up of donated goods is needed. This is done at times convenient to the donor and our pick up volunteers.
Extra help is needed at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
For front office work, please contact Ms. Christine Barrett, 201-585-0769 or for warehouse work, please contact Mr. George McKenna, 201-567-0454.