Annual Interfaith Memorial Service honors the homeless who passed away this year
We welcome you to join us at the 13th Annual Homeless Persons’ Interfaith Memorial Service, which is scheduled for Wednesday, December 21, at 7:00 pm at St. John the Evangelist Church.
Each year since 1990, on or near the first day of winter and the longest night of the year, the National Coalition for the Homeless has sponsored National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day to bring attention to the tragedy of homelessness and to remember those who have paid the ultimate price for our nation’s failure to address the lack of safe, affordable housing in our country.
The memorial service is sponsored by St. John’s Ministries.
Last year Shawn Madigan, CSJ, spoke during the reflection and said the following words…
“Sometimes you like to go where everybody knows your name…And they’re glad you came. You like to go where the people know troubles are much the same. You like to go…”
How many times in a year do we say our name? How many times have we printed, typed or computer scripted our names? How often in this season have we signed our name to a Christmas card or other special greeting to someone who is part of our memory cells?
When someone else says our name to another in some conversation, do people simile, grimace, roll their eyes, frown or laugh? We’ll continue to say our name as long as we are able.Click here to read more from her reflection.