Executive Director E-News 1-15-16: Happy New Year


Happy New Year!

I used this poem in an email about 4 years ago. It always resonates with me after the Christmas season as the joy and excitement of the holidays moves on and we are back to doing our daily work. The reflection is by  Howard Thurman, an influential American author, philosopher, theologian, educator and civil rights leader.

When the song of the angels is stilled,

When the star in the sky is gone,

When the kings and the princes are home,

When the shepherds are back with their flock,

The work of Christmas begins:

To find the lost,

To heal the broken,

To feed the hungry,

To release the prisoner,

To rebuild the nations,

To bring peace among brothers,

To make music in the heart.

We continue to have much work to do at the West Side Catholic Center!

The Friends of the WSCC is a group of very committed women who raise funds for Moriah House, the Women and Children’s Shelter and provide other needed items to the residents. This year they are holding their 28th Annual WOMEN HELPING WOMEN event on Sunday, March 6th at LaCentre Banquet Facility. There is a boutique, silent auction, amazing baskets, and raffles. It is always a wonderful event. Over the past 27 years the group has raised almost
$1,000,000 for Moriah House. Invitations are sent in early February. For more information call Evelyn Allen at 440-871-6681. 

Although we have had a fairly mild winter so far, the weather turned quite cold earlier this week and will continue to be frigid. Please keep the homeless in your thoughts and prayers, especially those who choose not be sheltered for various reasons. They are at great risk during the depths of winter.

As always, thank you for reading.