Interfaith Hospitality Network

12/04/17

Christ the King Parish partners with the Interfaith Hospitality Network to provide local

Christ the King parishioners receive the Support Congregation of the Year Award from Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati.(Left to right) Kevin McDonnell, Katie McDonnell, Sue Morrissey, Noreen Petry, Mike Petry, and Joan Hilton.

families in need with emergency shelter and hospitality. When it is our turn to volunteer we help at Church of the Redeemer in Hyde Park, where rooms have been created to host families in need. We hope you will join with other parishioners and get involved.

Individuals are needed to visit, prepare and serve meals, orchestrate an activity for guests and children, and spend the evening overnight. A big thank you to our May volunteers: Kim Jorden & Family covered a meal AND activities one evening. Noreen & Mike Petry also did activities, as did newcomer Diane Kwon; Diane actually did two evenings of activities, which was a huge help! Carla Caruso generously jumped in as opener late in the week. And Dr. Mark McGovern served in an overnight role again this hosting. Christ the King also took on a role traditionally done by Redeemer! A big thanks to Mary Beth Hines & Family for furthering our partnership with our friends on Erie Avenue by doing a lot of the food shopping for the week.

Information for Volunteers
1) Visit IHN’s website for more information: http://ihncincinnati.org/
2) Our upcoming hosting weeks are: June 30, August 25, October 20, and  December 15. This volunteer opportunity is very flexible; you may choose to sign up for one slot or several. Click HERE to view openings for June 30-July 7
3) Sign ups take place electronically several weeks before the host dates. If you would like to add your name to the list of people receiving these emails, please contact our parish’s IHN coordinator Katie McDonnell at 513-304-2537 or katie.petry@gmail.com.