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WHAT WE DO

We see our life together as a living out of the Gospel in a concrete way.  The way of life is grounded in voluntary simplicity and the offering of hospitality to those whom God sends us.

From this foundation, we speak out against injustice, violence and consumer culture.

 

Continuing in the Catholic Worker tradition, the Catholic Worker of Akron offers a Roundtable discussion once a month.  We also gather for Lectio Divina weekly.

We are a lay apostolate, and we are always happy to share about our community.  Come and visit us anytime, or we would be happy to come and speak to your parish or group.

Murray Peace House
Catholic Worker Hospitality

We try to live the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy through the practice of hospitality.

 

For us, hospitality means: providing shelter, food, emotional and spiritual support;  breaking the cycle of homelessness;  advocacy for homeless and marginalized people;  tutoring children, as well as adults for the GED;  connecting people to the services that they need;  being present to God in the other; where we once were strangers, we are now family.

According to Alexander Stauch, "Hospitality is love in action.  Hospitality is the flesh and muscle on bones of love.”

Who We Helped in September, October and November

... and how

  • September 4, 2022 - hosted a Labor Day Picnic for neighbors.

  • September 11, 2022 - Fun Day Open House for families and volunteers 

  • September 20, 2022 - Project Rise tutoring began with 4 tutors.

  • September 24, 2022 - yard clean up with the help of families and volunteers for all 4 of the CWA houses.

  • 6 families assisted in obtaining legal services (both appointments and
    transportation).

  • 5 families helped to procure winter coats and warm clothing with the help of Christ
    Child Society, Peter Maurin Center, and the John Hilkert Ozanam Center.

  • 30 families helped with transportation for appointments.

  • 8 families helped with completing medical forms.

  • Halloween Trunk or Treat by Project Rise and Harvest Dinner.

  • 3 new volunteers and a volunteer family.

  • Repairs done to 3 of the 4 houses with the help of 3 volunteers