by Cori Hilsgen
Central Minnesota Catholic Worker will host an open house from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 in the Church of St. Joseph Catholic Church Heritage Hall.
Attendees will have a chance to learn about what issues the Catholic Worker has been focusing on and what future issues it hopes to address.
“As we gathered a month ago, we started talking about next steps for the Catholic Worker,” said Molly Weyrens, a member. “We want to bring more people into the work we are doing and help them understand more about the Catholic Worker concept and what our particular Catholic Worker is up to.”
Weyrens said the Oct. 27 meeting will be a bit of “Catholic Worker 101” as well as a place for people to look at other issues such as human trafficking, issues of Islam in our area, immigration, poverty in St. Joseph and more.
The Catholic Worker has helped various other St. Joseph organizations and residents with planning and organizing the “Joe Town Table” community meal. That meal is held the fourth Sunday of each month at the American Legion in St. Joseph. Future Joe Town Table meals are from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 23 and Dec. 21. The Catholic Worker has an ecumenical focus and invites other faiths to join its effort.
For more information about Central Minnesota Catholic Worker or to volunteer to help with the Joe Town Table meal, email firstname.lastname@example.org.