Catholic Studies Centre, Volunteers Prepare Holiday Gifts for SLU's Un-Housed Neighbors
The Catholic Studies Centre, in partnership with the Friends of Edmund Campion, collected donations to create care packages including food, personal care items and religious gifts for some of the University’s unhoused neighbors as autumn comes to a close.
On Wednesday, Nov. 18, volunteers gathered for a socially distanced evening of packing donated items including toiletries, rosaries and granola bars, while others gathered for a distanced Mass in the chapel at Boileau Hall to offers prayers for people experiencing homelessness.
SLU student Andrew Sweeso, president of SLU’s St. Benedict Labre Ministry with the Homeless, joined in the work, and collected the finished bags to distribute to those in need as part of Labre’s work. Labre is a student organization that prepares sack dinners and brings them to homeless people living on the streets of St. Louis, spending time with those they serve.
The SLU community and Friends of Edmund Campion recently came together for an evening Eucharistic Adoration Procession through the University’s campus.
Submitted by Hilary Finley.