St. Cyril of Jerusalem Parish,15520 Ventura Boulevard, Encino, California - St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church, 15520 Ventura Boulevard,  Encino, California 91436










Saint Cyril’s Hosts a successful CRS Helping Hands food packing event!

What a great day for St. Cyril’s! On Saturday June 10th, 2017 the Saint Cyril Community, in conjunction with Catholic Relief Services and Rise Against Hunger, hosted a CRS Helping Hands food packing event. More than 75 people gathered in our parish hall to package up 10,000 meals for Burkina Faso - a country in West Africa suffering from a severe drought. Joel Boucher from Rise Against Hunger led us in a high energy packing event. Everyone had a job including a 7 year old parishioner who was a runner between tables and with everyone working in an assembly line process the 10,000 meals were packed and put in Joel’s truck in just over an hour!

The event was sponsored by Catholic Relief Services in collaboration with Rise Against Hungerr who supplied the food and packaging materials. Thanks to all who participated in this event both from Saint Cyril’s Parish and School as well as the volunteers from outside our parish. Thanks also to the Van Nuys Council of the Knights of Columbus for their wonderful support of this event. Finally, our thanks to those who made financial contributions to help offset the cost of hosting this event. It was a great success and we hope to host another Helping Hands event in the future. Stay tuned!


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For Information, please contact the Ron & Rosemary Plue at or phone 818.789.7370



St Cyril of Jerusalem Parish
15520 Ventura Boulevard
(mail: 4601 Firmament Ave)
Encino, CA  91436
818- 986.8234

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