House of Peace announces Holy Week presentation serving Christ’s poor: “The Spirituality of St. Francis

Written by MCJStaff   // March 17, 2014   // 0 Comments


The House of Peace will be presenting a special Holy Week Lenten presentation, Noon, April 16, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 1927 N. Fourth Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212.

Capuchin Friar Perry McDonald, House of Peace pastoral director, and Gerri Sheets-Howard, executive director of the central city ministry, will be presenting a reflection Serving Christ’s Poor: The spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi. All are invited to this special Holy Week program. A simple lunch of bread and soup will follow the reflection. “The House of Peace was born at St. Francis of Assisi parish over 46 years ago,” Gerri Sheets-Howard explains. “We are coming home for this presentation as we prepare to celebrate Easter.”

Father Perry McDonald adds, “Everyone is excited about Pope Francis’ initiatives to serve the poor. We thought people would like to learn more about St. Francis’ spirituality which our new Pope has referred to so often. The teachings of St. Francis can show us how to serve the poor.” There is no charge for the event but a donation of hygiene items is appreciated. The items will be distributed to the House of Peace guests, many of whom are the working poor or chronically poor.

Based on Gospel values, the House of Peace has served the central city since 1968 and assists families and individuals in meeting their spiritual, material, and emotional needs. The House of Peace helps families to remain together and to promote self-sufficiency. It provides food, clothing, and pastoral care to the poor plus houses a medical clinic and legal clinic that serves the same population. The House of Peace is a Capuchin ministry and is part of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph, which is headquartered in Detroit, and serves Capuchin ministries worldwide.


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