“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
This ministry invites Christ into the lives of retreat attendees, who were recently homeless and suffering from addiction, in a powerful and unique way. Participants and parishioners meet Christ through each other’s lives. Through conversations with those we typically do not speak with, we grow closer to Christ in a new way, broadening and deepening our sense of the Christian community and Christ’s invitation to love the stranger.
There are SO many ways to support this ministry:
- Help with transportation to and from retreats
- Purchase or put together care packages for the retreat particpants
- Assist with regular follow-up meetings
- Tell others about this ministry
- Donate to support the retreats and training needed for this ministry.
It is our hope to provide four retreats each year.
“The Church exists to bring about an encounter with the visceral love of God’s mercy. To do this the Church must go outside to look where people live, where they suffer, where they hope. The Christian message is transmitted by embracing those in difficulty, by embracing the outcast, the marginalized.”