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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Snowplow strikes buried car in Tahoe, police find homeless woman alive and well inside . . .

RENO, Nev. – Police in Nevada found a 48-year-old homeless woman inside a vehicle fully buried in snow this month after it was struck by a snowplow clearing the street. 

The woman was alive and well, according to South Lake Tahoe spokesman Chris Fiore, but her vehicle was completely buried and undetectable to the plow driver.

The plow operator and police who responded to help dig the car out on Feb. 17 had no idea there was a person inside until they saw a hand pressed against the window, Fiore said. 

"With that much snow piled on top of the car ... if the snowplow hadn't hit the back of it we could be having a much different conversation," he said. "She could have suffocated."

Look closely, Jesus can be seen in the faces of the homeless!

That is because the Bible tells us, "Jesus emptied himself and became human." (Philippians 2:7)  At the moment of his birth, Jesus became a poor homeless drifter, begging for his every need. We can see Jesus in two places.  He is present in the crushed and broken grapes and grains of the Eucharist as well as the crushed and broken peoples living on our city streets.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Grace that is so amazing that this week you can receive it and give it all at the same time!

What? Make treat gift bags for our So Cal homeless family.
When? Friday, February 22nd from 9:30am to 11:30am.
Where? Servants of the Father of Mercy.
Location? 1414 Angler Court, Ventura Harbor Storage.

Saturday, February 23rd, 8:30am, Servants of the Father of Mercy StreetReach. Teams deliver HUGS, LOVE, food, water, clothing, shoes, socks and more to homeless Ventura, Oxnard and Los Angeles. Meet at 1414 Angler Court, Ventura Harbor Storage. In Los Angeles meet at St. Peter's Church at 11:00am, 1039 North Broadway in Chinatown.

Who is planning to serve the poor this week of grace?  RSVP below.

May the peace of His poverty be yours, Bro. Joseph +

PS Bring along HUGS, LOVE, water, men's clothing, shoes, socks, fresh apples, oranges, bananas and more!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Island Homeless Life

Santa Catalina Island's, Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, 800 Beacon Street. Just a few minutes’ walk from the island's seaport with ferries arriving almost hourly from San Pedro, CA. Photo was taken when the Servants of the Father of Mercy were guest speakers here for "World Mission Sunday" a couple of years ago.  Many homeless live near the island or in its harbor on boats, dinghy, rafts and the like.

Monday, February 11, 2019

"Fire and Ice"!

That's the best way to describe yesterday's grand opening of the Servants of the Father of Mercy, San Gabriel Mountains, CA mother house, ranch and headquarters for our missionaries serving 80,000 + homeless in Southern California and beyond . . .  

In the midst of a day filled with ice, snow, sleet, rain, wind, chill, sunshine and warm glowing fires in the fireplaces . . .

The opening Mass was celebrated at 12 noon by Fr. John Neiman (Retired - Archdiocese of Los Angeles) and Fr. Ryan Casey (Associate Pastor, St. Paul the Apostle in Westwood, CA).