“Wherever people are suffering, wherever they are humiliated by poverty or injustice, and wherever a mockery is made of their rights, make it your task to serve them.” St. John Paul II
The Homeless Ministry is open to everyone in the parish. Our ministry will concentrate on collecting comfort items, preparing and serving food, and working directly with the homeless. There are ways to serve for all ages!
We are called “The Parish Homeless Ministry”, and we continue to be amazed and grateful for the outpouring of food donations and help we receive from all of you. But, we also want to thank and name our very dynamic Homeless Ministry Leadership Team, without such caring, devotion and behind the scenes help we could not do it all. They are:
• Jennifer Dize
• Kathy Hallissey
• Beverly Bryant
• Maria Byrd
We can do so much churchwide, and soon we hope to collaborate with the Knights of Columbus as well as the Ladies Auxilliary.
• Youth Ministry Teens prepare and serve a meal at the Leesburg Homeless Shelter, 2nd Monday/Tuesday each month
• Homeless Ministry volunteers take/heat/serve a meal at the Sisters of Charity in Anacostia, second Saturday each month (donation dependent, thank you everyone!)
• Homeless Ministry volunteers take/heat/serve a meal at the Leesburg Homeless Shelter, 4th Thursday each month (donation dependent, thank you everyone!)
• The Homeless Ministry (Maria Byrd) will send two separate SignUp Genius’s, via email, to our volunteers for these two meals.
• Gardening Angels are needed to help weed and harvest at Joanne Patton’s Squire Oaks Farm, contact email@example.com
Sign Up-Genius for Sisters of Charity in Anacostia, Saturday, August 10, click here