We are called to help those in need, whether it be spiritually, financially, or physically.  To inquire about any of our Outreach ministries, please call the Parish Office at 708-895-6700

The grief we experience over losing a loved one is a relatable experience that crosses all boundaries of race, religion, and social and economic status. Virtually no one is immune to the pain of loss, but there are countless ways to manifest that grief. As our three churches have come together, we recognize that this experience shared by so many is one that bears addressing. Therefore, we invite all who are mourning to our new All Souls Bereavement Group, which will meet twice per month at the Parish Office at St. Ann: the second Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and the fourth Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

2022 Dates
November 9 & 26
December 14

Our friends at Catholic Cemeteries provide training for our facilitators, and others are welcome to join in on this meaningful ministry. Please call the Parish Office at 708.895.6700 to become involved.

Our newest ministry at All Souls is actively recruiting members! Headed by Janice Summerrise and Jennifer Gray, Care & Prayer for Our College Students will send care packages and encouraging correspondence to this young adult population during their fall and spring semester finals, as well as to pray for them and their special intentions.

Do you have a college student whom you would like to receive our care and prayers? Please sign them up here (with school address if they are away, or home address if they are commuting to school). We want our young adults to know we still think about them and pray for them even though we don’t see them every week! The deadline to register students to be included in the upcoming December finals mailing is November 18. Likewise, if you would like to write letters or cards, we need those to be in the office ready to go before Thanksgiving.
Our Packing Party will take place on Monday, November 28 at 5:00 p.m. in the Parish Office.

While the committee is handing the contents of the care packages, we are in need of contributions toward postage. Each box will cost approximately $17.00 to ship (we will hand deliver to students living locally). If you would like to sponsor a box (or two or three!), please visit here to make a donation, or drop an envelope marked College Care at the office or in the collection basket. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.

Joins us in praying for the following students:

Aidan – University of Illinois, Champaign
Alexis – DePaul University
Andrea – DePaul University
Andrew – Purdue University Northwest
Anna – Millikin University
Charlie – University of Illinois, Chicago
Cruz – Purdue University
David – Purdue University Northwest
David – Trinity International University
Diego – Trinity International University
Isabella – University of Illinois, Champaign
James – Bradley University
Jamie – Illinois Tech
Kiernan – University of Illinois, Champaign
Louis – Purdue University Northwest
Madeline – Purdue University
Maya – University of Wisconsin, Madison
Melina – Valparaiso University
Mia – University of Kentucky
Molly – Yale University
Sean – Arizona State University
Ted – Purdue University Northwest

Are you experiencing temporary or long-term food insecurity?  The Lansing Community Food Pantry is here to help Lansing residents and non-residents who are members of Lansing Churches.  Please call for an initial appointment:  708.466.9298.

Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Lansing Assembly Church • 2990 Ridge Road

There is also a weekly Food Pantry at St. James for registered parishioners of All Souls Catholic Parish and Sauk Village residents.  Please call for more information:  708.757.2170.

Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

St. James Church • 22400 Torrence Avenue

We collect donations for both Food Pantries at our worship sites.  Thank you for your contributions!

Our Christmas Giving Tree is a charitable initiative that takes place during Advent, in which parishioners have the opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for Lansing area children. Donors take a tag off of the Giving Tree indicating gender and age of the recipient and return gift-wrapped and tagged presents for delivery. A devoted group of volunteers collects the gifts and prepares them for distribution. The process is entirely discreet, and usually serves in the area of 200 children.

2022 Giving Tree tag distribution will take place at weekend Masses, November 19 & 20, and wrapped gifts will be returned to the St. Ann Chapel December 10 & 11. All are welcome to join in the gift sorting after 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 11.

These special Ministers bring compassion and communion of the church to the sick and the homebound at their own homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and hospitals.  Please call the parish office at 708-895-6700 if you or someone you know is seriously ill or homebound and would like to receive Communion.  We will add you/their name and address to the Homebound list, and someone will contact you to schedule a visit.

Volunteers who are members of the Prayer Tree ministry join leader Debbie Wright in praying from their homes for the needs of our parishioners and our parish. Parishioners can call our Parish Office with names of those they wish to be included in our prayer tree.

The Society of St. Vincent DePaul would like to thank the parishioners of All Souls Catholic Parish for your ongoing support.  Through your donations to the Poor Box and the monthly envelope collection, we have been able to help those in our parish or community who find themselves in temporary need.  Know that we deeply appreciate your willingness to give to the poor.

Should you (or someone you know) find yourself facing tough times, the St. Vincent de Paul Society of All Souls is here to assist you.  Please call 708-745-4760; all information is kept confidential.  Please do not wait until matters become insurmountable.