Blog Posts from March, 2019

“It gave us life.”

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Rosa Parks graduates reflect on program’s lasting impact



Given the issues of intolerance for differences in our country and in the rest of the world, the youth still find confidence in who they are and their contributions to society/the earth.  During a poetry workshop last year the youth were given the prompt I am then were told to write 5 lines describing who they are in relation to the world around them.  2 lines were chosen from each person to create a beautiful group poem.

Soup Kitchen Beginnings

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This year marks the 90th anniversary of the opening of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. As many of you know, Blessed Fr. Solanus Casey was part of the team that started the soup kitchen in 1929 at the start of the Great Depression. I thought I’d share a bit about the context of the times that led the soup kitchen to always adapt to the needs of people.

Help on the Journey

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Guests at the Meldrum and Conner meal sites, as well as the Capuchin Services Center, know that a helping hand is never far away. Emergency Assistance Workers (EAW) are there to help guests discover ways to address needs, improve quality of life and find ways out of poverty. Many root causes, or a combination of them, can trigger a slide into financial hardship. Among them: lack of reliable transportation, a scarcity of good-paying entry-level jobs, exorbitant rents, high taxes and skyrocketing auto insurance rates. And sometimes “life happens.” An unexpected illness, injury or accident can bring about financial hardship.