Local Food Pantry at Harmony Creek Church, Bigger Road The local food pantry at the Harmony Creek Church on Bigger Rd is open every Thursday evenings and the third Saturday of each month to distribute food to the needy in our community. Some members of Council 14995 volunteer to help distribute this food. Other members of Council 14995 help unload the food supplies from the Food Bank truck and stock the shelves on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday mornings each month.
MEN’S MORNING OF REFLECTION Our Annual Men's Morning of Reflection will be held Saturday, February 6th at St. Charles from 8:30 to 11:30 and will include Mass, and presentations by Fr. Paul and Norm Rich on Forging Relationships in Uncertain Times, along with breakout sessions. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided, and all social distancing protocols will be observed. We will also be live streaming the morning for those men who would like to participate but are unable to attend in person. There is no fee for the morning. Register at the Parish website http://stcharles-kettering.org/ Volunteers are needed before the 8:30 mass to help set up for this event.
Monsignor Breslin Council 14995 Launches Vocational Essay Contest Council 14995 made a decision in June of 2010 to support a Vocational Essay contest in the St. Charles School. The scope of the project was enlarged to encompass five parishes in 2011, and the entire Dayton Deanery starting in 2013. The basic thought was that our youth today have little opportunity to think about a religious vocation as a career. The more we introduce to our youth the possibility of a religious vocation as a career, the better chance we have of increasing the number of religious vocations in the future. The contest is available to all students who attend the local Catholic schools from the fourth through the eighth grades. The final essays are due December 1st and are judged based on criteria given to the students in the essay guideline. The first, second, and third-place winners in each grade are given a certificate. The certificates are given out during Catholic Schools week in late January or early February. The topic for the 2020 essay contest was: "HOW WILL PRAYER HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHAT IS POSSIBLE IN MY LIFE AND LEAD ME TOWARDS A RELIGIOUS VOCATION." The certificates for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners for each grade at each participating school will be distributed to each school in January. · Student Entry Forms requested by 12 Schools...... 1,131 · Essays submitted by 10 Schools, 32 grades.......... 443 · Essays submitted to Judges................................... 153 · Winners selected and Certificates to be prepared.. 94