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ST. LEONARD’S HOUSE
On November 23rd at 4pm we fellowship with the men of St. Leonard’s House. This has always been an opportunity for the congregation to share a meal and engage in spirited conversation. Over the years we continue to be humbled by the honesty with which our brothers at St. Leonard’s have told their stories. They share their stories with strength and grace that truly speak of linking spirituality with social transformation.
St. Leonard’s House provides interim housing and supportive services for formerly incarcerated men returning to the community from Illinois prisons. Residents are as broadly diverse as the neighborhoods from which they come. Program participants come to St. Leonard’s House to find a safe environment in which they can develop skills to rebuild their lives and reshape their futures.
December 7th marks the date for our annual Grace House tree trimming and dinner December 7th. We join the women of Grace House in celebration of the Christmas season. We laugh and sing all while sharing a good meal. This year we also celebrate a Year of New Beginnings. We would like to offer our support by sharing items with them that they need. Items such as casual clothing and office supples (desk Lamps, digital clocks with radios, pens, paper, portfolios, etc.).
Since its opening in 1994, the Grace House residential program has provided interim housing, emotional and spiritual support, and professional counseling to women who are exiting the Illinois prison system. Services are provided in a warm setting located on the Near West Side of Chicago. Residents are encouraged to set realistic goals for the future and are taught how to make informed choices that will empower them to lead lives with dignity in their communities and their families. Program participants come to Grace House voluntarily, seeking to take steps that will lead them to a new beginning.
HOPERA HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR. FRIDAY DEC. 13TH @7:30 P.M.
St. Martin’s Music Director Adrian Dunn brings Hip Hop and Opera to the Sanctuary again with this festive holiday production. This year’s spectacular features “A Hip Hop Messiah” by Adrian Dunn, Holiday Carols and other Holiday Favorites with a Hip Hop + Opera Twist! The St. Martin’s Choir are special guests.
Tickets are $15.00 – $25.00 and may be purchased at squareup.com.