Presentation on theme: "With the Franciscans for the Poor in Cincinnati Ohio."— Presentation transcript:
With the Franciscans for the Poor in Cincinnati Ohio
The goal of the week is to provide all participants with a culturally diverse experience with times for group and individual prayer activity and a chance to live a simple lifestyle.
Sunday: 4:30pm Arrival – Welcome!! 5:30-7:00pm Dinner, Tour of Tau House, Orientation 7:00pm Get Settled In 11:00pm Lights Out Monday: 7:00am Self-Serve Breakfast 8:00am Morning Launch in the Tau House Chapel* 8:45am Depart for Worksites 9:00am-3:30pm Participants at Worksites 3:30pm-4:30pm Free Time 4:30pm Dinner Prep for Some; Continued Free Time for Others 6:00pm Community Dinner 7:00pm Evening Activity 8:00pm Evening Prayer/Reflection in Chapel 11:00pm Lights Out Tuesday-Thursday: 7:00am-4:30pm same as above Friday: 7:00am Self-Serve Breakfast 8:00am Pay-It-Forward! Prep/Clean House for Next Group 10:00am Closing Prayer and Send Off 11:00am Departure – Safe Travels!
47 passenger bus ◦ Space ◦ Comfort ◦ Games
We will be staying at the Tau House ◦ Sharing Rooms with 2-4 other people ◦ Linens are provided ◦ Separated by floor, men and women Food will be provided by the Sisters while staying at the Tau House ◦ While traveling you will be responsible for your own food and meal purchases.
Sites are varied and depend on current need: ◦ Bethany house-helps homeless and low-income women and children ◦ Canticle Café-for the homeless and working poor ◦ Cincinnati Housing Partners-House construction and rehab, sometimes yard work ◦ Drop Inn Center-largest homeless shelter ◦ Franciscan Terrace-nursing home ◦ Our Daily Bread, Over-the-Rhine Kitchen and Walnut Hills Kitchen-soup kitchens These are just a few of the possible options
Simple Living ◦ We promise you will have everything you need and some of the things you want ◦ Please limit use of cell phones and other electronics in communion with the Sister’s way of simple living. Community Living ◦ Participants are asked to help with daily chores ◦ Many hands make little work
Challenge yourself to pack “simply” regarding clothing ◦ Yet be prepared since weather is unpredictable Clothing should be reflective of positive values ◦ Please no short shorts, spaghetti straps, low cut necklines, muscle shirts or belly shirt ◦ No shirts with suggestive, vulgar/violent language or inappropriate designs Need closed-toed shoes at worksites Shirts must be worn at all times Musical instruments are welcome, but the owner’s responsibility
Questions? See Emilio Alvarez in Murphy 340 him at Call him at