Category Archive: Community News

Pertains directly to activities and events of the LACW community .

Jan 14 2017

We Welcome Back Our “Washington Clippers” Foot Care Team

Each January, for two weeks, five to seven beautiful, wonderful, and amazing women from Olympia, Washington, travel down to the LACW to care for the feet of the Skid Row poor and homeless. This week they began their ministry and have a fully booked schedule each day Tuesday – Saturday from 7:00 am until noon. …

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Jan 09 2017

Jed Has Been Released From Federal Prison

LACW Jed Poole is now home after serving a thirty day sentence for his nonviolent witness at Vandenberg AFB last August 6. Jed was arrested for trespassing while protesting against U.S. war-making and U.S. nuclear weapons policy. We welcome him home and thank him for his witness.

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/01/09/jed-has-been-released-from-federal-prison

Jan 06 2017

LACW Sister House In San Bruno Advocates For Tiny Houses

This LINK is to an article in the Mercury News about Peter Stiehler, former LACW and co-founder along with his wife Kate of our sister house in San Bruno, California (San Francisco Bay Area), who is attempting to convince local authorities to allow “tiny houses” to be distributed to the homeless in the Bay Area …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2017/01/06/lacw-sister-house-in-san-bruno-advocates-for-tiny-houses

Dec 23 2016

2016 Christmas Tree Trimming

On Sunday, December 18, we gathered to put up and decorate our Christmas tree while singing Christmas carols and enjoy a variety of refreshments and baked goods. It was an enjoyable evening in preparation for our Christmas celebration. See photos HERE. May you have a blessed and joy-filled Christmas. May the Spirit of Christmas permeate …

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Dec 22 2016

Annual Homeless Memorial

On Wednesday, December 21, the LACW attended the annual Homeless Memorial for all skid row residents who died over the past year. Catherine again represented the LACW as she read the names of our guests at the Hippie Kitchen, along with Mollie Lowrey, longtime LACW friend and homeless advocate, Fr. Dan Berrigan, SJ, one of …

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Dec 21 2016

Graveside Memorial For Joe Garcia

On Saturday afternoon, December 17, Catherine lead a graveside memorial to bury the ashes of our longtime house guest Joe Garcia, who passed away on October 2 (see this LINK). Joe’s family attended, along with the LACW community, and other house guests. His grave is in our memorial garden along with other house guests, friends, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2016/12/21/graveside-memorial-for-joe-garcia

Dec 15 2016

Upcoming Holiday Schedule and Policy Reminder

Please note that Hospitality Kitchen (aka Hippie Kitchen) is closed on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, and Christmas Day (reopen on Tuesday, December 27) and New Years Day (reopen on Tuesday, January 3). We will be open on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31. Also, we do not accept volunteers working for school service requirements …

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Dec 13 2016

Angel City Chorale Concert At The Hippie Kitchen

On Saturday, December 10, the Angel City Chorale again made their annual visit to Skid Row to sing Christmas Carols in our dining garden. Everyone from guests eating in the garden to volunteers and community members thoroughly enjoyed the concert. Each year their performance seems to go up a notch. This year they had a …

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Dec 09 2016

LACW Jed Poole Self-Surrenders At U.S. Marshall’s Office And Is Now In Jail

On Thursday, December 8, a small group of us accompanied Jed to the U.S. Marshall’s Office downtown Los Angeles behind the federal prison as he self-surrendered to serve a 30-day sentence for a trespass charge he received at Vandenberg Air Force Base on August 6, for protesting against U.S. war-making and U.S. nuclear weapons policy. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2016/12/09/lacw-jed-poole-self-surrenders-at-u-s-marshalls-office-and-is-now-in-jail

Dec 08 2016

St. Paul High School 2016 Walk For Hunger

On Sunday, December 4, St. Paul High School, in Santa Fe Springs, had their 44th Annual March For Hunger, which benefits the LACW. The walk begins at Salazar Park in East L.A. and ends at Santa Monica Beach, a 26+ mile journey. The LACW and a few kitchen volunteers greeted the walkers and gave them …

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Dec 05 2016

December 2016 Agitator

Here is the DECEMBER Catholic Agitator. In This Issue: Annual Appeal – Making Simple Dreams Come True by Jeff Dietrich Poor Lives Matter by Maereg Tesfaye Who Is He by Richard Nester Interview With Julia Occhiogrosso We Know We Are Not Alone by Theo Kayser John Perez LACW Volunteer Interview Nuclear Missiles by Alexandria Addesso

Permanent link to this article: http://lacatholicworker.org/2016/12/05/december-2016-agitator

Nov 29 2016

Thanksgiving 2016 At The LACW

This year we had 60 guests at Hennacy House to celebrate Thanksgiving. There was plenty of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, and pies galore along with cookies and candy to feast upon, with football games to watch and plenty of conversations as well. All had a great time. Happy holidays to all.

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