Caring for the Poor

Shelters/Food Pantries

Non-perishable food items can be placed at our chapel entrances year-round. The donations are then distributed to three area shelters/food pantries.


Manteno Veterans Home

In November, donations are accepted at the Motherhouse and taken to the Veterans Home.


Christian Help, Inc., Kermit WV

Our Sister Therese Carew is the Director of Christian Help. She is the voice and hands of Christ, ministering among the desperate poor in the Appalachian mountains. Monetary donations are used for such things as rental and utility payments. Local donations of clothing and household items are welcomed at the Christian Help center.


Mission Trip to Bolivia

Sr. Nancy Roberta Schramm participated as Pastoral Leader in a Joliet Diocesan mission trip to Sucre, Bolivia. She was accompanied by three teams: a medical team which offered free surgeries; a construction team which built an outside bathroom for a poor family; and an outreach team which provided the poor with a system for filtering water (Water with Blessings Project). All of these missionaries, who left families and jobs to serve God’s poor, were carrying out Jesus’ mandate to be a sign of His great love for us and to do this in memory of Him.