Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cherith Brook Offers the Festival of Shelters

Cherith Brook Catholic Worker

KANSAS CITY, MO--Emulating an ancient Hebrew tradition, the Cherith Brook Catholic Worker Community, Kansas City, MO, will be celebrating the Festival of Shelters this year Sunday, October 16 and Monday, October 17.  This is a time that their community spends remembering all who have experienced need and reflecting on the ways in which God has provided. The community sets up shelters to represent the various types of homelessness, share in stories with friends and spend time on the streets learning more fully what life is like for the homeless.

The Festival will begin Sunday at 4pm when those gathered will hear the stories of some of our friends and celebrate the ways in which God has provided for us. The program will last until about 5:15pm at which point a group will set out for night on the streets. 

Everyone is invited to join us the gathering, and, if interested, to share in the experience of time on the streets.  Gathering times are:
Sun 6pm- Mon 6am OR
Sun 6pm- Mon 6am OR
Mon 6am-Mon 6pm

At 6pm on Monday the time on the street will end to share in a meal and reflect on the time. Those interested in joining Cherith Brook for time on the streets should let them know by October 10.

The Festival of Shelters is an ancient Hebrew festival that calls for remembrance of those who thirst and hunger and are homeless or enslaved.

Cherith Brook Catholic Worker
3308 E. 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64127

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