"Let Us Build A House Where Love Can Dwell"
August 6 - 8, 2021
On the campus of Saint Francis of Assisi
Hosted by Parishes of Vicariate VE
Saint Elizabeth Seton
Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint Julie Billart
During this weekend, we will do more than build a house. We will come together as a faith community. We will pray, laugh renew old friendships and build new relationships.
Rain or shine at Saint Francis of Assisi,
15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park, IL
Friday, August 6
- 12 Noon – Project set up – Lumber delivery
- 1:00 PM – Measure and cut lumber
- 3:00 PM – Build Leader training
Saturday, August 7
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
- 8:00 AM – Registration
- 8:30 AM – Opening Prayer
- Light snacks, coffee and water
- Morning work detail
- Afternoon work detail
- Dedication after build
Sunday, August 8
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- House viewing and well wishes
- Final Dedication after 9:30 AM Mass
- Load house for departure to Elburn
Housing is a basic human need
Housing is the basic necessity of every human being along with food and water.
Sadly, many people are without a simple decent place to live safely and in dignity.
How we help
Together with the assistance of Crossroads Missions, seven parishes of Vicariate VE aim to assist Will County Habitat for Humannity through fundraising for building materials, and by constucting the house framing on the Build Day.
The walls are transported to the home site where Will County Habitat for Humaity will complete the house with other volunteers and skilled tradespeople.
Upon completion, the home will be dedicated to a family in nened.
How you can help
You don’t need special skills or abilities to be a participant. We need children, teens (under 18 requires parental supervision) adjults, and seniors for a variety of roles.
Friday only: Volunteers 18 ad over: measure and cut lumber and build leader training.
Oversee work crews.
Help plan, prepare, or serve food. (any or all meals)
Spread the word with parishioners, friends, alumni, and neighborhood organizations.
Cleaners / Safety
First Aid volunteers help keep area neat and safe during and after the event.
We need to raise approximately $15,000 to fund this project.
Saint George Parishioners were very generous with the last House Build project. Your donation for this House Build will help a family in need of shelter secure a safe and secure place to live. The family will participate in the completion of the house on site. Please place your donation in an envelope marked Crossroads Mission House Build. Drop it in the collection basket on Sundays or drop off at the parish office. Any donation large or small will be appreciated.