Rochester Parish To Host Family Service Event

Service event in southern Minnesota metro is open to the public

Gather4Good® is sponsored by Catholic United Financial

Based in St. Paul, Minn., Catholic United Financial is a life insurance and financial products cooperative serving 80,000 Catholics in the Upper Midwest since 1878. As a not-for-profit, Catholic United transforms its profits into purpose, bringing together members, employees and community volunteers to pursue its mission through local grants, post-secondary education scholarships, service opportunities and more. For more information about Catholic United Financial, its Foundation or Credit Union, call 651-490-0170, 1-888-568-6670 or visit us online at

ROCHESTER, MN — Catholic United Financial, a financial co-operative headquartered in St. Paul, Minn. invites families and friends in the Rochester, Minnesota area to join them for a family service project at Pax Christi Catholic Church on Sunday, June 29, 2014. The goal is to build 2,500 personal care kits for those affected by homelessness and natural disasters.

At the event, volunteers assemble care kits that will be donated to homeless shelters and charities responding to the issue of poverty in Rochester and southern Minnesota.

Gather4Good® is a free community service and fellowship event, open to families and individuals. It will run from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Pax Christi Catholic Church in Rochester. All supplies are provided by Catholic United Financial, including light refreshments and family fun, such as face painting, music entertainment, a bouncy house and more.

“This is our fourth year of Gather4Good. We received an overwhelmingly positive response from the Rochester area Catholic churches when asked to support Gather4Good,” Catholic United Financial President Harald Borrmann said. “Because of their generous response we have an opportunity to host an event where they can invite their neighbors and, together, benefit others. Helping others is the embodiment of who we are and what we do.”

Everyone is welcomed to the event to help meet the goal of 2,500 care kits for persons in need. Anyone wishing to volunteer and enjoy the festivities is encouraged to pre-register online by clicking here, or by calling Gather4Good® at 1-800-568-6670. The Catholic United Home Office is located at 3499 Lexington Ave. N, St. Paul, MN.