January 9, 6-10 PM @ the Dorothy Day House
On Friday evening we will gather to pray for those who are caught in the inhumane conditions of modern day slavery. Join us as we reflect on the words of Pope Francis in his World Day of Peace Message for 2015; No Longer Slaves, but Brothers and Sisters. Additional information for our Vigil 2015 can be found here: Vigil For Victims of Human Trafficking 2015.
In 2010, the United States declared January to be National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Below are listed some resources and agencies that we have found very informative and helpful. In addition to these resources, we have members of our own Catholic Worker community who have are trained to present on this topic. We can plan a presentation based on your group, time frame and needs. Please feel free to contact Vicki Vicars @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule a presentation.
The Dorothy Day House of Hospitality opened its doors on November 22, 2009. Our hospitality consists of an evening meal, coffee, a safe place to relax, access to a shower, the opportunity to plant and harvest a garden, and most of all a warm welcome with the offer of friendship and the promise of respect for everyone who walks through our doors. Dinner is served Monday-Thursday from 5:00 to 6:30 PM, and we often serve 100 guests in an evening. Free showers are offered on Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:45 PM.
Peace and Non-violent Resistance
The Catholic Worker Movement is an initiative with a track record of proven dedication to the counter-cultural principles of Jesus, principles that set the norms of society upside down. The Youngstown Catholic Worker Initiative is part of this movement that works stubbornly and tirelessly for peace and social justice. In a world that has excluded two-thirds of humanity from a place at the table, the Catholic Worker by its tireless activism and willingness to challenge unjust laws and social custom – even when it has meant jail time and other social repercussions – insists that the last will be first. Roundtable discussions of social justice topics are held at the Youngstown Dorothy Day House on the fourth Thursday evening of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. Our current focus has been promoting the Faithful budget, a viable alternative to the current budget proposals that drastically slash funding to the most vulnerable in our communities. Please click here to learn more about the Faithful Budget. Catholic Workers pray together each Wednesday at 7:00 pm (Vespers) and celebrate the liturgy together once a month. All are welcome!
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In the spirit of Dorothy Day,
The Youngstown Catholic Worker is a community,
founded on personal relationships,
committed to learning and living the gospel of love
through hospitality and peaceful resistance to injustice.