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Feeding the Homeless. Finding God.

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Our Bridge Ministry meets monthly at the Knox Area Rescue Ministries courtyard to serve hot dogs and other snacks to about 200 guests who are experiencing poverty and/or homelessness. We generally have about 30-40 volunteers who assist with this effort. The reflection below is by one of our newest volunteers, who shares his thoughts on the experience. We invite anyone …

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Homily: Remaining in God’s Love by Keeping His Commandments

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Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle A My homily given at the 8:00AM Mass at Holy Ghost Church on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Remaining in God’s Love by Keeping His Commandments ACTS 8:5-8, 14-17; PS 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20; 1 PT 3:15-18; JN 14:15-21 Audio Recording Dear Friends in Christ, Jesus tells us in today’s gospel reading that the only way …

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Deacon Jim’s Rehab Fund Recap

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On Sunday, Feb. 21, I was inspired to ask Deacon Tim Elliott, Director of Deacons for the Diocese of Knoxville, about the possibility of starting a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Deacon Jim Lawson’s rehab expenses. He liked the idea but wanted to obtain Bishop Stika’s approval before we moved forward with this (wise man!). He also felt it was …

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Hygiene Kits for the Homeless

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Next week a group of Knights of Columbus and other friends will bring sandwiches and coffee down under the bridge on N. Broadway in Knoxville. We plan to do this monthly as we continue to learn of other ways to serve those persons who are experiencing homelessness. There are so many great agencies and resources here in Knoxville and I’ve met …

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A Christmas Blessing: Feeding the Homeless

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On North Broadway St. in Knoxville, next to the Salvation Army, is a large area under the bridge where I-40 passes over the street and surrounding area. The overpass provides shelter for hundreds of Knoxville’s homeless. There are several “camps” of people who live here and do their best to survive with the help of the people of the “Red …