Statement from Provincial Minister Br. Michael Sullivan, OFM Cap. concerning racial justice and the killing of George Floyd.
With Polish Fest canceled, we invite you to support the work of the House of Peace and Saint Ben's Community Meal, while maintaining social distancing, by registering for the Capuchin Virtual Walk for the Hungry - taking place in your own neighborhood.
Capuchin Community Services plans to continue serving Milwaukeeans who are struggling through difficult times. Based on conversations and guidance from public health officials and community partners, we are implementing the following changes at Saint Ben’s Community Meal and the House of Peace to take effect immediately in order to do our part to slow the spread of the Coronavirus.
People often think of the holidays as the time of year people go hungry. However, hunger is a daily problem for many of our guests and we are frequently unable to keep our Emergency Food Pantry shelves adequately stocked.
We encourage volunteers to perform a Ministry of Presence: to sit with our guests, engage them in conversation, meet them on their terms, and share your experiences. That is the greatest gift one person can give to another: to be wholly present, to listen, to be attentive, to show care.