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Metro Catholic Outreach is a collaborative project of the eleven Catholic Parishes of the Cedar Rapids Metro area. This outreach provides a food pantry, call center for referrals and assistance and emergency financial assistance to those in need in our area.
For further information, see the following links, or contact Sister Joellen (firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-393-4445)
- Metro Catholic website - Metro Catholic Outreach Overview - Metro Catholic Outreach - A Cooperative Effort - Outreach Volunteer Registration Form
METRO CATHOLIC OUTREACH is seeking to fill the position of Director. The Director will oversee the overall operations of this collaborative effort of the 11 Catholic parishes in the CR metro area. The center provides a food pantry and financial assistance for those in need. Candidates must have a passion and desire to work with people in need while accessing the available resources through the metro Catholic Parishes and the community at large. (This is a 30 hour a week position.)
Requirements: Excellent written and verbal communication, strong organizational skills and be a self-starter; have computer skills, including MS Office with capability in Word and Excel; a working knowledge of the social services and resources in the larger Cedar Rapids community, able to lift 40 lbs. when needed and the ability to work with diverse group of volunteers and clientele.
Additional information describing the position is available on line at: www.metrocatholicoutreach.org. Please send a Cover letter, Resume with references postmarked no later than Wed. April 22, 2015. Send resume and cover letter including 3 references.
Scouting For Food
We collected and sorted the food collection on September 21, 2015. We had 13 cub scouts and 24 parents/siblings participate in the food drive. Collectively we had more than 55 hours of volunteer time.
MCO "in the news" - November 2014
Click here to read Cedar Rapids Gazette Article - April 2014
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HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING ABOUT BECOMING A CATHOLIC SOMEDAY?
Perhaps you have been worshipping with us for years. You may have served as an usher or greeter. Maybe your children are enrolled in Religious Education or in one of the Catholic Schools. We appreciate all that you have done for our parish and are grateful to have you with us. We invite you to consider the RCIA process that prepares adults for full sacramental union with the Catholic Church.
Sessions begin in mid-September but conversation and registration is available now by calling Linda Van Etten at 393-4445 or send her an email at email@example.com