Thanks to everyone who's worked or donated to keep the Mustard Seed running this fall. As usual the Seed is not open on Thanksgiving. Anyone looking to volunteer that day might check with St. Paul's Cathedral where the bishop will be hosting his annual Thanksgiving meal for those in need.
Donations: We could use donations of razors, deodorant, and warm gloves for men and women. We also welcome non-perishable food items especially cereal, canned soup, canned tuna, and peanut butter. If anyone is interested in donating gifts at Christmas please contact Annie Doyle at 508-450-4134.
Remembering Mike True, Mad John Ingraham, Paul Letsky, and Johanna Freeman: We'll be holding a "clarification of thought" meeting Monday, November 18, at 7pm to celebrate the lives of these dear friends who have gone on ahead recently, sharing memories and celebrating the loving friendships that have blessed our community.
The Family Health Center of Worcester’s Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program (HOAP) is currently raising funds to open a health clinic at the Mustard Seed! Please consider donating to build this life-changing clinic. This will be in the basement, where the clothing/toiletries pantry has been. The clothing pantry has moved to the basement meeting room. Questions should be directed to Family Health, who are taking care of all the details of funding, building, and staffing the clinic.
Volunteer sign-ups: If you know someone who'd like to volunteer at the Mustard Seed, we now have an online sign-up form. Existing volunteers don't need to bother with this form, but it's been very helpful in orienting and organizing new people.
Holy Mass will be celebrated in the chapel upstairs at the Mustard Seed 7pm Fridays November 1 and 8, and December 6. The first Friday of the month the celebrant will be Fr. Enoch Kyeremateng, and the second Friday the celebrant will be Fr. John Foley. Please join us as the spirit moves.
Mondays and Fridays we pray the night prayer (compline) together at 6:45pm, right after cleaning up for the night. All are invited to join us.
Our friend Scott Schaeffer-Duffy has written his third (!) Catholic Worker mystery novel, Haunted!, published by Haley’s of Athol. The book will launch with a book signing Wednesday, October 30 at 7pm at the Saints Francis & Thérèse Catholic Worker house of hospitality at 52 Mason Street in Worcester.