Mission Trip 2010

Mission Trip Homily – Mary Truslow

Recover, Rebuild, Rebirth New Orleans is arguably one of the most culturally important cities in America, but because of history, tradition and lack of foresight it had fallen far behind most other American cities in terms of economic opportunity and basic services and infrastructure, even before Katrina. During our visit we learned that New Orleans…

The Rebuild Program

Good Morning. I was on the Rebuild project with George Thomas, Lorraine Dee, and Jim Sasso. The rebuild program began as a volunteer house gutting operation by the Episcopal diocese of LA. In 2007, the rebuild phase was launched and so far 60 homes for families have been rebuilt. All work except electrical and plumbing…

Mission Trip Homilies – 2/21/10

Today’s Gospel lesson from Luke tells us that “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness”. The Mission Trip to New Orleans was also full of and led by the Holy Spirit in so many ways, from the moment we received the parish blessing…

Mission Trip Group

A fellow parishioner suggested that we put the names of those who went on the Mission Trip on the blog since he didn’t know who had actually gone (and I’m sure he isn’t the only one!) – good suggestion. Stay tuned for the group homily (don’t worry, not all of us will be speaking!) on…

Lunch Delivery

Today’s Loaves and Fishes lunch delivery went to two places. One was to Project Lazarus, a supportive housing community for 24 men and women with HIV/AIDS. www.projectlazarus.net. The home is located in the 7 ward and was severely damaged by Katrina. The house has been restored and is surrounded by beautiful gardens ands and water…

Progress

These houses have been built since last year’s St. Michael’s group delivered lunch to volunteers on this street. Patty and Judy were thrilled to see the progress!