The Grotto's Annual Week of Service
As we celebrate The Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows and The Grotto's 98th Anniversary, please join us this week as we work together to serve the community.
You may drop donations off at the barrels in The Grotto Gift Shop any day this week.
Monday, Sept. 12 - Helping those in need
Donate food or new socks for SnowCap, an East Portland food bank.
Inspiration: Servite St. Philip Benizi
Tuesday, Sept. 13 - Care and love for all creation
Donate a pet toy or treat to your local animal shelter.
Inspiration: St. Francis of Assisi
Wednesday, Sept. 14 - Caring for our common home
Pick up trash at your local park or neighborhood.
Inspiration: Pope Francis' encyclical letter Laudato Si'
Thursday, Sept. 15 - Caring for those who are ill or homebound
Send a letter, email or call someone who is ill or in need of support to brighten their day.
Inspiration: Servite St. Peregrine Laziosi, patron saint of those with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Friday, Sept. 16 - Saving Lives
Red Cross Blood Drive,10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Conference Center.
Click here to register to give blood at any of our upcoming drives.
Inspiration: Jesus Christ
Saturday, Sept 17 - Caring for Mothers and Babies
Donate diapers, wipes and formula to SnowCap. (Donations will be collected all week long in The Grotto Gift Shop.)
Inspiration: Mother Mary
Sunday, Sept. 18 - Supporting Education
Donate supplies to your local school, or visit schoolsupplies.org to locate drop-off spots in the Portland area.
Inspiration: Servite St. Clelia Barbieri