The Lancaster region gathered for Mass, dinner and a meeting to plan the service projects and special Masses for the coming months.
Hospitaller Chris Gibbons presented a $25,000 Federal Association grant to Tara Hauber of Catholic Worker House, a project supported by the region. Members serve at this unique soup kitchen where the hungry are welcomed to sit at tables in a café setting while being served restaurant-style. “Our lords are treated with dignity”, according to Tom Kingston, KM, who is leading the project. The grant will be used to rebuild the kitchen.
Chris announced participation in a fall coat drive, including donating coats purchased from the Oklahoma Region. The region is also planning an All Souls Day Mass for deceased malades and members, a fall retreat, the annual Mass for Life in January, a Defense of the Faith presentation, and volunteering with a refugee family. The meeting closed with Night Prayer.
Tara Hauber of Catholic Worker House grant recipient with Tom Kingston KM and Chris Gibbons KM Hospitaller.
Lancaster is buying coats from the Oklahoma region to distribute to the homeless.