God's Kitchen Volunteers Wanted
The Cathedral of Saint Andrew God's Kitchen Team is looking for additional volunteers to help prepare and serve meals.
Date: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.
How to get involved: If you are new to the group, please contact Patrick Denny @ (616) 308-4011 or firstname.lastname@example.org and reference "God's Kitchen" in the email subject.
When you arrive at God's Kitchen:
Westminster Food Pantry
Westminster Food Pantry needs YOUR help to keep their pantry stocked - all to help our Heartside neighbors.
Donate to the Heartside Neighborhood Food Pantry (located at Westminster Presbyterian Church) any weekend of the year. Bring your items to Church (or to the Parish Office during the week). The Ushers can help you know where to place them. Volunteers will transport the food from Saint Andrew to Westminster during the week. This is a great way to collaborate ecumenically in ministry and to give to our Heartside Neighbors!
Good Samaritan Fund
The Good Samaritan Fund Collection is taken the fourth weekend of every month during all Mass times. You may also donate online at any time or place an envelope marked “Good Samaritan Fund” in the collection at Mass on any weekend. Our Heartside neighbors and fellow parishioners thank you for your generosity.
40 Days for Life
From March 01 - April 09, 2017, we will be offering prayers, fasting, and peaceful vigil in front of the local abortion clinic at 320 E. Fulton St.
You may choose to stop by for as little as 10 minutes or as much as an hour or more; feel free to bring a friend or gather as a group. If you are not able to pray at the clinic, please consider offering prayers or fasting throughout these 40 days.
If you would like to pray at the clinic, please consider signing up on the 40 Days website for a vigil date.
For more information visit https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/grand-rapids.
If you have additional questions, please contact Patrick Denny at (616) 308-4011.
Share Your Voice
+ As a functioning democracy, there are continuously issues and legislation that need your voice, the voice of the people
+ Do your part and call, email, or write
to representatives and senators
+ View the list of Advocacy Alerts below to put your faith into action and participate in our democracy
Justice for Immigrants - USCCB
Send a postcard
Campaign to Reduce Poverty - CCUSA
Free Smoke Alarms
To assist in the prevention of home fires, the Grand Rapids Fire Department initiated the Residential Safety Program to provide a home safety assessment and smoke alarms FREE of charge to residing Grand Rapids homeowners.
- FREE smoke alarms
- FREE smoke alarms installation
- FREE home safety assessment
CALL 311 to schedule an appointment.
Grand Rapids Fire Department Residential Safety Program
We may encounter violence in families, friends,communities and workplaces. It could be in the forms of physical and sexual abuse. It could happen suddenly as in date rape. Violence done to children needs to be both prevented and detected in order to help the victims. Some agencies, such as the Health Department, provide free workshops for groups of people working with youth and children. Anger prevention workshops are also available from some of these agencies.
Elder Abuse: 616 247 6071
Spanish Speaking Services: Diversity Counseling and Therapy Center: 616 451 1965
Hispanic Center for West Michigan: 616 742 0200
Justice for Our Neighbors: 616 301 7461
Batterer Intervention Services: 616 459 4652
Childrenʼs Assessment Center: 616 336 5160
Catholic Charities of West Michigan: 616 456 1443
Domestic Violence Crisis Line: 616 451 2744
Sexual Assault Crisis Line: 616 776 7273
National Dating Abuse Hotline: 1-800 331 9474
Kent County Health Department: 616 632 7100
Child Protective Services: 616 274 6300
Safe Haven Ministries: 616 452 6664