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ASCE OC YMF Isaiah House Community Service Event
Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (PST)
Santa Ana, CA
As the holiday season approaches, tis the season to help the community and help the less fortunate! Come out to help serve coffee and pastries to the homeless at the Isaiah House.
The mission of the Orange County Catholic Worker Isaiah House is to:
BE a community of God by living/working with the poor
- Isaiah House Catholic Worker is the largest homeless shelter in Orange County
- Isaiah House is the only “kid based” shelter in Orange County (all school-aged children must be attending school while living at Isaiah House)
- Countless volunteers come from parishes and schools in the Diocese
SHARE dignity through home-cooked meals, friendship and the offering of shelter and other basic services
- Approximately 3,500 hot meals are served each week
- Approximately 120 men, women and children sleep in the house and backyard 365 days of the year
- Used clothing, showers and emergency assistance is available to those in need
ENCOUNTER God through prayer, liturgy, service and contemplation
- The backyard and living room are used by many groups as meeting places for support and a source of inspiration in living out the Gospel
RESIST the dominant culture of violence and addiction through adherence to Christ’s example of non-violence, service and serenity
EMBRACE the Gospel values of simple living and trust in God’s providence