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MMOG to Host IHN Families

Volunteers Needed   Sun, October 22-29

            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?

Contact Eileen @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 Letter from Fr. Sean

 Information in a printable form

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

 

 

            For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.

                                Matthew 25:35

Families in Need

This Social Concerns activity resulted from a recognition that periodically a parishioner may have an immediate need for food, clothing, or other necessity. To respond to these immediate needs, parishioners are asked to donate gift cards or money to the Parish office. In turn, Father Sean distributes to families as needs arise.

Donations can be gift cards for grocery stores, restaurants, department stores or other retail establishments. Cash can be donated in the weekly offering basket by inserting in a plain envelope and marking "Families in Need" on the outside. Donations can also be made through OnLine Giving.