In Loving Memory
Karl, a devoted husband and father, was the House Manager at the St. Francis / St. Joseph Catholic Worker House, where he dedicated his life to helping homeless men get off the streets and rebuild their lives. He passed away peacefully on January 4th, 2013 at the age of 57. He is survived by his wife Nissi, and five children, Kienan, Courtney, P.J., Katrice and Karl III.
Arrangements are as scheduled:
Saturday, January 12th
Wake: 9:30am to 11:00am
Service: 11:00am to Noon
Location: Faith Temple
825 Rockdale Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229
The family request any charitable donations can be mailed to:
St. Francis St. Joseph Catholic Worker House
PO Box 14274
Cincinnati, OH 45250
(Envelopes will be available at the service.)
House Christmas Party
Our annual Christmas party began solemnly as Board Trustee and Spiritual Director, Sister Kay Tardiff, offered a beautiful dedication of the new porch along with a memorial prayer for our late founder, Father Mark Schmieder. It’s been three years since Father Mark’s passing.
Festivities ensued with traditional fare of ham, turkey, stuffing, mac & cheese, green beans, salad and Christmas cookies; each of the sixteen guests then received a brimming gift bag stuffed with necessaries to help them begin a new life. Thank you to the numerous elves who bought, collected and packaged the gifts.
Tom Billman led the band and all joined in delivering soulful carols to the heavens. A jolly time indeed!
Thanks to all who participated and we wish you a happy 2013!
View our Christmas Party album »
View our Guests album »
View our House album »
One Brick at a Time Project
We have completed reconstruction of the House front porch, but are still seeking donors wishing to purchase a commemorative brick for just $35.
Your donation will help defray the cost of our new front porch and entry area;
your brick will be imprinted with your name or message.
Donations are accepted by check or credit card.
Download the “One Brick at a Time” order form »
View our new front porch »
Hunger Walk 2012!
Our SFSJ House supporters walked this Memorial Day to raise awareness and funds to end hunger in our city. The 5K Walk is a fundraiser to help support the Freestore Food Bank. It’s a fun and rewarding morning for all.
See the 2012 Photo album »
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.
View the clip»
Open AA Meetings are held at the House every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 p.m. All interested are invited.