MMOG to Host IHN Families
Volunteers Needed Sun, July 29-August 4.
Each host week requires about 50 volunteers and over 300 hours of work.
Here’s how you can help!
~ Prepare a dinner at home, bring it to St. Francis Hall (Rectory) to serve our guests. 5:30. Stay and dine if you like
~ Come have dinner and visit with our guests, help children with homework, read to or play a game with a child or simply visit with our adult guests. 5:15 - 9 pm.
~ Spend the night! Comfortable cots are provided for you in a private room. If you can bring your own linens (twin), great, otherwise we have some for you. 9:00 pm – 6:30 am.
~ Shop for basic provisions, snack and lunch food. We prepare the list and provide the funds.
~ Set up the rooms for our guests. Sunday, between 11:00 -11:30 am.
~ Restore guest quarters to their original order on the last Sunday 8 - 11 am.
~ Transport cots & families’ belongings to next participating congregation on final Sunday
Interested in helping? Have Questions?
Letter from Fr. Sean
IHN (Interfaith Hospitality Network) Ongoing twice a year at MMOG. Link to informatiion about this.Information on IHN
Dear Mary, Mother of God Parishioners,
I am happy to let you know that we, as a Parish Family, are teaming up with IHN Interfaith Hospitality Network, to give a “home” for five homeless families for a week at the Rectory at Mary, Mother of God.
IHN is an organization that helps homeless families with children by providing a temporary home and providing them with the skills needed to achieve and maintain independence. Professional staff and volunteers provide basic services in a supportive and respectful way that stresses human dignity and empowerment.
We will be accomodatinghomeless families the week of
July 23-30, 2017 and again October 22-29, 2017
This is a great opportunity for us to work together to help others.
Fr. Sean Broderick