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Saint André Bessette Catholic Church

Saint André Bessette Catholic Church

Hospitality Volunteers provide our guests with basic needs such as clothing, hygiene, blankets, food, and most importantly, friendship. We offer a warm home cooked meal and great conversation. The emphasis of the Hospitality Center is being present to each person that you meet and creating a safe environment where anyone can spend the morning in peace. Saint André Bessette Catholic Church proclaims Christ’s healing compassion in downtown Portland. Through prayer and service, we welcome all people to nurture community, restore hope, and share in God’s persistent love. We welcome any volunteers who share our desire to offer hospitality and a peaceful space for a few hours each day. Our services are Tues - Thurs 9:30am to 11:30am and Friday evenings. If you feel you are able to join us please contact Deonna or Monica anytime!

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About Saint André Bessette Catholic Church

Location:

601 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209, US

Mission Statement

Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church proclaims Christ’s healing compassion in downtown Portland. Through prayer and service, we welcome all people to nurture community, restore hope, and share in God’s persistent love. Saint Andre Bessette Catholic Church, known as Portland's downtown chapel since 1919, is located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon.

Description

Administered by the Congregation of Holy Cross , we provide hope and healing to the most marginalized members of society. Through prayer, service, education and advocacy, our parish has become a vital resource to our neighborhood and the greater Portland community. Our programs and services include:

MORNING HOSPITALITY: Monday through Thursday. We seek to welcome community members experiencing poverty, homelessness, mental illness, and addiction during Morning Hospitality. Volunteers work in teams providing food, coffee, basic services, and fellowship.

EVENING HOSPITALITY: Every Friday evening our parish invites community members to join us for a warm meal and fellowship in our Hospitality Center. The event is sponsored by a different partner parish or organization each week, supplemented by additional volunteers as needed. The sponsoring group each week prepares the meal and provides volunteers to help serve and build community.

FOOT CARE PROGRAM: Open Wednesdays as part of Morning Hospitality, foot care includes soaking, massage, and basic care from one of our volunteer nurses.

ART PROGRAM: Open two days a week as part of Morning Hospitality, our Art Program provides a safe and supportive space for people to express themselves creatively through different mediums. Workshops are provided seasonally.

FOOD PANTRY: Our Food Pantry provides a monthly bag of groceries to households and individuals who live within our parish boundaries and fall within qualifying income levels.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

601 W Burnside StPortland, OR 97209

(45.52328,-122.67679)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Food Service
  • Spiritual Healing
  • Hospitality
  • Food & Beverage Services

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per shift. One-time or ongoing. You set the schedule and dedicate the hours you feel is best for you.
  • College and high school groups (with adult accompaniment) are most welcome with advance scheduling.

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