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March 27, 2017
Is it when a total stranger leaves a $450 tip for a struggling waitress?
Or, is it when a child’s face is lite up when a stranger shares his/her last cookie while having dinner at a community meal room?
Or, is it when a homeless person gives his last $1.00 to a stranger, enabling that person to get a new pair of eye glasses?
House of Peace site
March 13, 2017
Father God, we thank you for the life and legacy of Barbara Ann Davis-Blackwell. Thank you for allowing her to spending time with us at Capuchin Community Services’ House of Peace site. Her compassion for people and her desire to empower them will live.
St. Ben's Community Meal Site
March 6, 2017
Last month, many celebrated St. Valentine’s Day. But it has a record of hazy history. Some say that two men named “Valentine” were martyred on February 14th, 3rd century A.D. They have been honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentine's Day ever since. A few weeks ago at our St. Ben’s site, one of our guests, Dan, joyfully wished me a “Happy Valentine’s Day.” I was pleasantly surprised with the greeting and wished him the same. Then he went on to tell me that he had just wished someone else out on the sidewalk a “Happy Valentine’s Day.” Unfortunately, he had not gotten the same response he had gotten from me.
February 27, 2017
There was a reason why little girls’ underwear came with days of the week on them. I remember my young son’s undies had “change daily” on the waistband. Underwear is important. Kids can be nasty to each other if they sense something off-putting. For our guests that have children or are caring for them, having enough undies to rotate through a week is a challenge. Have you thought about hosting an undies and socks drive for children?