Sunday, September 19, 2004

Mass and Warming Center Kick-Off at SS. Peter and Paul.

The first-year novices went to Sunday Mass this morning at SS. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church in downtown Detroit. SS. Peter and Paul has a beautiful sanctuary and a great history - completed in 1848, it's the oldest church building in the city and once served as Detroit's Catholic cathedral. Today the parish reaches out to the surrounding neighborhood with its Warming Center, a daytime drop-in center for the homeless. After Mass, we attended the Warming Center's annual kick-off event, featuring presentations and testimony from staff and former clients of the Center, lunch and a Q&A session. The former clients gave particularly moving testimonies, relating how much the friendship and hospitality provided by the Center meant to them when they had few other places or people to turn to. A great place to spend a Sunday, and a deeply enrichening learning experience to boot. AMDG.


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