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Monday, May 13, 2019

"Servants of the Father of Mercy" Missionaries of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles: May, June, July & August Team Schedule!

 
Please forward, print, share, email and ask others to participate in helping our 80,000 + homeless family in Southern California!

Blessings!

Bro. Joseph +



Saturday, May 11, 2019

Rejected!

Let us pray . . . “Lord Jesus, you are the stone rejected by the builders which has become the chief cornerstone. Help us to see you in the despised, rejected, weak, prisoner, homeless, forsaken and lowly. Thereby, make us living stones in the temple of your church.” Amen.

Moms that are Angels in Heaven


Paula at her wedding day photo shoot, circa 1930s

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms - angels in heaven . . .  "Your journey is over, you are no longer homeless and you get to hang out with the Blessed Mother!  How blessed is all that!"    Bro. Joseph +

Monday, April 29, 2019

A Happy 2019 Homeless Easter!

A Happy 2019 Homeless Easter!

From the Servants of the Father of Mercy . . .



Friday, April 19, 2019

REMEMBER ME!


REMEMBER ME!

Take and eat, this is my body, broken on crosses too lonely to mention.
Take and drink, this is my blood, spilled on your alleys and lost in your hallways.

REMEMBER ME!

I couldn't be here.

REMEMBER ME!

I live all alone.

REMEMBER ME!

I walk on your streets and sleep homeless by your highways.

REMEMBER ME!

I sit in your jails.

REMEMBER ME!

I live in your sick beds and wait for your footsteps.

REMEMBER ME!

Lyrics by Joseph Wise


Brought to you Easter 2019 by the Servants of the Father of Mercy, "Bringing Our Homeless Home."


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

JESUS, HOMELESS AT THE LAST SUPPER . . .


“So Jesus took two of his disciples and told them, ‘Go into the city, and a man carrying a jug of water will meet you. Follow him and say, the Master’s time is near. He will keep the Passover with the disciples at your house.’” Matthew 26:18/Mark 14:13



Easter Blessings from the Servants of the Father of Mercy, "Bringing Our Homeless Home!"

Thursday, March 28, 2019

WHY IS NOT MORE BEING DONE TO HELP THE HOMELESS IN VENTURA, SANTA BARBARA AND OTHER WEALTHY COMMUNITIES IN THE U.S.?


Today, that is what one person writes while sharing Servants of the Father of Mercy Facebook yesterday showing that a nonprofit organization in Austin, TX is providing StreetSide showers for the city's homeless. 

Here in a nutshell is the answer that question . . .

In recent years (since 2010), some Ventura and Santa Barbara religious and civil officials have publicized "that no organizations are to help the homeless on the streets", they say, "because helping homeless increases the local population". 

One church (and possibly more) has given their congregants a business card message to hand out to the homeless from their car.  It says, "Please go to the Rescue Mission" and they list other services to visit, concluding with "but please do not ask on the streets."

The church person is taught by order of local authorities, like top business and tourism leaders to walk away and not to provide immediate assistance. 

Similarly, this was tried in Fort Lauderdale, FL a few years ago. After an elderly man (93) was arrested and put in jail three times for helping the homeless. A high-court judge ruled in his favor that it is unconstitutional to withhold human sustenance from people in need.

Now, after that ruling, cities are trying various types of quiet subversive harassment to stop organizations that help the homeless by making life difficult for their volunteers, just short of jail for fear it will create a judge's just ruling locally in favor of the poor.

Hope this answers everyone's questions as to why is there not more being done for the homeless in Ventura and Santa Barbara areas, and for that matter other wealthy communities throughout the United States.

Lastly, we know that God favors the poor - Jesus was born poor, lived poor, lived homeless and so did his disciples - they begged for their every need.  Serving the poor, you have assurance that God is 100% on your side.

Ps. If someone tries to post anything negative for the homeless, it will be deleted, so no use trying!