Volunteer & Service

Volunteer Opportunity of the Month

Maryville Holiday Party
December 8, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4: 00 p.m.

Catholic Charities Father Augustus Tolton Peace Center
5645 W. Corcoran Pl., Chicago, IL 60644

Maryville is sponsoring a holiday party for the Parent Support Program at the Catholic Charities Father Augustus Tolton Peace Center located in the Austin Neighborhood of Chicago at 5645 W. Corcoran Pl., Chicago, IL 60644. Parking available in lot.

The Maryville Holiday Party is Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 4: 00 p.m. (volunteers, please arrive at 12:30 p.m.) A variety of activities will be offered for families and lunch will be provided. Maryville is looking for 2 -3 volunteers for family bingo and another 2- 3 volunteers to help with the family art project, where each member of a family will use their handprint with paint to create a Christmas tree. The plan is for the families to take this home.

Santa will also stop by to participate in the children’s activities and sing-along time, and for the kids to take a family photo or an individual photo. (Other volunteers will be taking care of these areas.)


Misericordia Bakery Help
1850 W. Thome Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60660
CLG is scheduled to participate in Misericordia’s Bakery Help:
Saturday, November 23, 2019
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

No bakery experience required. The volunteer tasks will vary between scooping, mixing, baking, and packaging. Please include in your registration if you need an accommodation, such as a chair/light duties. 

Bakery Dress Code: Closed toed shoes, long pants, short/long sleeved shirt, no jewelry, hat and/or hair net. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own hat or will be provided by Misericordia.  

Maryville Children’s Healthcare Center
6650 W. Irving Park Rd.,
Chicago, IL 60634

Donations are needed for the Crisis Nursery at the Maryville Children’s Healthcare Center. The primary essentials needed are: 

Dove Sensitive Skin Soap
Johnson’s Baby Hair and Body Wash or Baby Magic Hair and Body Wash
Lysol Disinfectant Wipes
All Free Clear Laundry Detergent
Children’s Toothbrushes

To view the full list of items needed year-round: Crisis Nursery Wish List

If you would like to donate, please contact Mary Kieger at crisisnurserysupport@maryvilleacademy.org to schedule a pick-up or drop-off, which includes a tour of the center at the above provided location.

Restorative Justice Program with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Eight (8) weeks volunteering in local schools with Judge Thomas Hogan.For more information please contact Judge Hogan at 773-710-1041 or email him at tlh@hmbr.com

Volunteer of the Month

Stephen Viz

Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd. 

“I am extremely proud and honored to be associated with so many fine Catholic lawyers and judges in the Chicago legal community. I am humbled and privileged to share our mutual love for Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church and to accompany my brothers and sisters on our journey of faith.” – Stephen A. Viz

Two years ago, at the request of Judge Thomas More Donnelly, Stephen A. Viz joined the Board of Governors for the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago (CLG), and simultaneously, became Chair for their newly created Intellectual Formation Committee. This committee focuses on increasing CLG members’ understanding of the rich intellectual tradition of our Catholic faith through the planning and coordinating of three to four events and talks per year.

The Intellectual Formation Committee is hosting their next event Can the Virtues of Lawyers be Vices at Home? on Thursday, December 12, 2019. For more information, please visit www.clgchicago.org

Viz recently became a partner at the law firm of Goldstine, Skrodzki, Russian, Nemec and Hoff, Ltd., located in Burr Ridge, IL. A graduate from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Viz has over 25 years of experience in eminent domain/condemnation litigation and appeals, inverse condemnation, regulatory takings, infrastructure improvements, property rights and valuation, constitutional rights, land use, real estate and commercial/business litigation and transactions. He and his wife have six children and live in suburban Chicago.

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