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Helping our Homeless Meeting – Saturday 10th November 11:00am
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ALL those, who would like to join our small group dedicated to this particular work of mercy in our Parish, are very welcome for our meeting on Saturday 10th November, at 11.00 in the Presbytery (105 Waverley Road). Fr Marcin
Update on our Homeless friends
It is almost a year since Fr Marcin took a group to meet the homeless people in Southsea. Some have moved on but others we still see regularly and have become real friends. R the first person we met has found somewhere to live after 18 months on the street. He said “I will always be grateful to the two ladies who came out to bathe my feet one night”. T managed to get a place in Hope house in March, he now looks 20 years younger.
M came up to me introducing himself one evening and is unrecognisable, he is the lad we first met in the snow last winter. He now has a job and somewhere to live. He said “I will never forget the help I was given, when I needed it most all the warm blankets and clothes that the church provided”.
C attends mass almost every day and with the financial support of the church has been able to attend interviews for a care position and has been offered a position in Southsea.
S&G recently moved into Hope house but still need lots of prayer to conquer their battle with drink & drugs.
We ask you to pray for all of our street friends especially F, whom has just had her leg amputated and is back on the street in her wheelchair.
The Sunday Lunch Project continues to grow reaching up to 30 guests some weeks. Big Thanks to our committed volunteers whom in turn cook a lovely Sunday Meal!! We have a few little asks to help the cooking team if anyone has the following items they no longer require:
A Pressure cooker, Large Saucepan or Casserole dish. We also always need men’s socks and men’s practical shoes sizes 9-11.
Thank you for all your support Many Blessings from Diana Clark Homeless Outreach Team
Because your such a generous help during last year we were able to reunite two homeless men with their families after over 10 years of broken relationships. One of the homeless woman gave birth to a wonderful boy, who shortly will be baptised in St Swithun’s church. For three homeless men we have assisted to find work, to go through all the process of employment and now they have a new life being back to normal life of the society. Three other were assisted and supported with money to have the new valid documents of identity to have a possibility to find work and start a new life. THANK YOU so, so much for all your support, gifts for them, donations and prayers.