Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Upcoming Opportunities to Serve

Saturday – December 6th  AND Saturday – December 13th

Work Days – St. James Parish; Belvidere
St. James Parish in Belvidere is working to complete construction of their new church for the Christmas holiday.  Help is needed for general labor to accomplish this project.   St. Joseph & Sons would like as many as members as possible to participate to help St. James meet the goal. This will be a great way to help the St. James Parish celebrate Christmas in their new church. 

Please contact Jim Strey at jim.strey@gmail.com if you would like to be a part of these opportunities.

St. Joseph and Sons Monthly Meeting – St. Bridget Church

Wednesday - November 26th

The regularly scheduled meeting will begin @ 6:30 am at St. Briget Church. After discussing upcoming projects, Joes will attend 7:00 am mass and reconvene to share a light breakfast and fellowship.  

The monthly meetings are a great place to meet Joes for the first time and to get to know who we are and what we are all about. Please feel free to attend if you are interested in learning more about or becoming a Joe. We welcome guests with open arms and a hot cup of coffee!

Please contact Bill Derry at billd@fieldfastener.com if you have any questions.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Dine with Dignity Project at St. Elizabeth's

Last weekend the Joes gathered to continue our “Dine with Dignity” project at St Elizabeth’s.
Background; St. Elizabeth’s provides hot meals 4 days a week to over 500 people. The dining area is an old gymnasium that has seen better days.

To provide an environment that allows dinning with dignity the Joes are on track to transform the room into a more pleasant environment for people to gather and eat.

The floor phase consisted of removing 30 year old linoleum that was stained and could not be cleaned. This was accomplished by coordinating our resources and the donation of time and a floor removing machine by Trademark Flooring. The machine reduced our time from our estimate of 5 hours to 2 hours. The Joe’s assisted with moving the flooring material to the dumpster. 

The next phase will be the cleaning and polishing of the terrazzo floor which was the original floor.
Completing the floor as well as the painting and interior design of this large space will make It feel more comfortable and help us to achieve our goal of creating a space to Dine with Dignity.

Our completion time frame is 2 week before Thanksgiving so the Thanksgiving meal will be served in the new area.

We thank all of you for your support and prayers for allowing us to help others.