Fr. Clifford was approached, on Thursday evening, by Sandy Washington of Lifestyles (the organization that shelters the homeless in Charles County-or the safe night’s program that we’ve been involved with for a number of years) about using our hall from august 1-12 to shelter up to 30 homeless men, women and children. He agreed, and the setup crew arrived Friday morning to get things ready.
They will be our guests until August 12. They are transported here by lifestyles in the evening and will be eating and sleeping in the parish hall at night.
They leave by 7 am and are then transported by lifestyles to return the following evening to eat dinner and sleep in the hall. The staff of lifestyles supervises and stays overnight as well.
They have contracted with someone for evening meals and will serve continental breakfasts.
If you’d like to help, they can always use:
- Men’s, Women’s and Children’s socks
- bottled water
- granola bars to take with them in the morning
Since this is so last minute, we’ve had no time to plan how to help further.
If you’d like to help, please call Brenda canter in the parish office on Monday 301-934-8245 ext. 2.
Her number and email are also on the front of the bulletin. We should have a better idea by then of other needs or ways we can help.
Please pray for this important ministry.
Jesus said: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.”
Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ He will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”