Article on Homeless
Cincinnati homeless are dying on our streets. By Sharon Coolidge and Carrie Cochran. Read the article on Cincinnati.com »
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Memorial Mass for Fr. Mark Schmieder
A memorial Mass for founder and friend, Father Mark Schmieder, is celebrated every year in December, followed by our annual Christmas party at the House located at 1437 Walnut Street. After purchasing the St. Francis Catholic Worker House from Jim Mullen (whom we regard as Father Mark’s co-founder) he merged it with his own St. Joseph House of Hospitality in 1991, forming the St. Francis – St. Joseph Catholic Worker House. Under his leadership the property was rehabilitated and staff was assembled. Today the House continues to help thousands of men achieve financial stability and move on to permanent housing. Fr. Mark passed away on December 24, 2009 from pancreatic cancer.
Saturday, December 19, 5:00 p.m.
St. Francis Seraph Church
1615 Vine Street, Cincinnati
(corner of Liberty & Vine in Over-the-Rhine)
SFSJCWH Christmas Party immediately following the memorial Mass at 1437 Walnut Street, 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. We will have food, live music, and fun! We hope to see you there! If you would like to donate to the gift fund for our guests, please contact John Clark.
St. Francis - St. Joseph Catholic Worker House is a safe and dignified environment where homeless men can work on securing immediate needs of housing, employment, drug/alcohol rehabilitation and case management. We’ve been an emergency shelter since 1985, so our primary goal is to assist guests in finding permanent housing as quickly as possible.
Our existence is totally dependent on private donations; we receive no governmental funding. Less than 6% of our annual budget goes to administrative expenses. Building a family of personal and community relationships with those who believe in our mission is critical to our success and our survival.
Pillows, towels, wash cloths, salt, pepper, spices, ketchup, hot sauce, mustard, pickles and paper towels.
Donations of any of these items are always appreciated.
St. Francis - St. Joseph CW House operates successfully on a small budget. Our needs are few and simple. But, we do request your financial help to continue the good work.
Please consider sending a tax-deductible gift to support the good work at the worker house. Donate online, or mail a check payable to SFSJ to our address below. Thank You.
“People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a right to sit down and feel hopeless. There is too much work to do.” — Dorothy Day
Fox-19 TV broadcast a news segment highlighting the role that St. Francis - St. Joseph Catholic Worker House fills in ministering to the homeless of Cincinnati.
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Open AA Meetings are held at the House every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 p.m. All interested are invited.