SOJOURNER HOUSE

SOJOURNER HOUSE

Matthew 26:34-40 “Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me. Then the righteous will answer him and say ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”

Sojourner House is an evening/night shelter for the homeless. It is located at 618 S. Barstow St. in Eau Claire, WI. It has beds for single adults - 32 men and 8 women. (Will take up to 50 maximum) (Beacon House across the street is for women and children.) The shelter is open to clients from 7:00 pm until 8:00 am. The shelter is available due to the generosity of many businesses, volunteer groups from churches and businesses and funding from Catholic Charities.

Our volunteer groups will be cooking the evening meal at home and taking it to the shelter with them. They will start at the shelter at 6:30 pm until doors are locked for the night at 9:00 pm. Duties we will be doing include: Greeter, In-take interviews, Storage Room Monitor, Laundry Patrol and Kitchen – evening meal. Our Parish will provide volunteer teams the 1st Tuesday of the month.

All Saints Catholic Community Sojourner House Volunteer Groups

Group 1 (Sept, Jan, May, Sept)   Group 2 (Oct, Feb, June, Oct)
Co-Chair – Kathy Ciolkosz   Co-Chair Mary Grunewald
C0-Chair – Chris Ciolkosz   Co-Chair Tom Grunewald
Angie Janicki   John Bourget
Lorraine Schuebel   Ruth Bourget
Lillian Brandvold   Shirley Gilles
Mary Ann Spaeth   Ann Stevens
Nancy Soper   Diane Kosakoski
Carol Meyer   Sue Shakal
Jeanine Setzer   Tom McQuillan
Lori Setzer   Laurie McQuill

 

Group 3 (Nov, Mar, July, Nov)   Group 4 (Dec, Apr, Aug, Dec)
Chair – Lorrie Sonnentag   Chair – Mary Dirkes
Jerry Rykal   Jerry Dirkes
Donna Rykal   Theresa Post
Sharon Feuerstein   David Post
Linda Lindstedt   Chuck Poulter
Mary Cole   Betty Poulter
Carol Schmitt   Kristie Gustafson
Ann Stelzer   David Hall
Karen Sawicki    
Jan Norrell    
Monica Hinke (cook only)  

 

If anyone does not want to go to Sojourner House but would be willing to cook for 50 people, please call one of the Group Chairs. If team members cannot do their assigned night, please contact your team chair and get a replacement if there is not enough team members.