Books Needed

Our soup kitchen library for our friends downtown is in dire need of books. If you have books you no longer want or know of someone who has plenty and willing to pass them on, please consider donating them. Westerns (Louis L’Amour etc), novels, sports related, fiction, nonfiction, biographies and autobiographies are very popular, but religious/spiritual/theological books are not. Please send or bring them to Hennacy House, 632 N. Brittania St., Los Angeles, CA 90033-1722 Thank you. Many blessings.

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Our Foot Care Ministry Needs Men’s White Socks

Summer is a time when our homeless friends on Skid Row need clean socks for optimum foot health. Our foot care ministry needs NEW large men’s white socks, sizes 13-15, or large tube socks. Please bring or send them ASAP to Hennacy House – 632 N. Brittania St., Los Angeles, CA 90033-1722. Thank you. Many blessings.

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Meet Our 2017 Summer Interns

Our 2017 Summer Interns have arrived. Each has displayed an eagerness to learn about our work and get to know us, and our guests at our soup kitchen.

In photo at left are (standing) Kaleb Havens, from Los Angeles (Left); Marc Gulaya, from Irvine, California; (sitting) Lilian Vasquez, from Los Angeles (Left); Iris Vazquez-Howard, from Olympia, WA. We warmly welcome them and wish them a very blessed and fruitful summer living and working with us. Check back here regularly for updates and photos.

See additional photos HERE. (NOTE: Double click on photos to view in high resolution)

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LACW Highlighted On New York Cable Show “All Things Catholic”

See this LINK to watch the 25 minute segment on NET TV – All Things Catholic: Return to the Los Angeles Catholic Worker – Season 4 Episode 6 Airdate: 5/18/17

This week on All Things Catholic, host, Joe Estevez returns to the Los Angeles Catholic Worker. He interviews community members and volunteers to discuss the importance of its mission on Skid Row.

Tune in every Thursday at 9PM. The show is available on Time Warner Cable Channel 97, Channel 48 on Verzion Fios, and Cablevision Channel 30 in the New York Area. For more information, please go to www.netny.tv

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Kitchen Closed on Tuesday, July 4.

Just a reminder that in keeping with our tradition, Hospitatlity Kitchen (AKA Hippie Kitchen) will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. We will reopen with normal schedule on Thursday, July 6. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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New Skid Row Mural Dedication

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, after serving at our soup kitchen, we gathered at Catch 21 Restaurant, one block from the kitchen, to dedicate and bless the new mural by our traveling muralist friend, Dimitri Kadiev, who had assistance from a few friends and other Skid Row artists. The theme of the mural is Sacred Water, which is scarce for our homeless friends on Skid Row. The L.A. Catholic Worker Hospitality Kitchen (aka the Hippie Kitchen) is the primary source of water for many. People are allowed to fill many containers of various sizes with water from our garden faucet and from our ice-cold water in Igloo containers during serving hours. The amount of water we serve each week is incalculable, thus very sacred.

For the blessing Jeff used a reading from the Book of Prophet Isaiah, chapter 55, as the prayer: “All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come, receive grain to eat; Come without paying and without cost…” And he used a small branch of leaves from a shade tree in our dining garden to dip into a pitcher of water drawn from our garden faucet to bless the mural.

In the photo on left is Catch 21 owner Kenny Choa, artist/muralist Dimitri Kadiev, Catherine Morris and Jeff Dietrich of the L.A. Catholic Worker. In photo on right is Jeff and Catherine standing in front of their mural depiction. See more photos HERE.

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June 2017 Agitator

Here is the JUNE Catholic Agitator.

In This Issue:

    • Bring Back The Draft by Jeff Dietrich
    • Wages Of Rebellion – Book Review by Mike Wisniewski
    • From Sanctuary To Liberation by Matt Harper
    • Defending The Sacred by Dimitri Kadiev
    • Anarchism by Alexandria Addesso
    • Stop Abuse by Megan Ramsey

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Our Guest-Worker, George Shkara, Has Released A New Music Video

Our guest-worker, George Shkara, who not only cooks at our soup kitchen, but is also developing a singing career, recently played a local club where he released his new single. Many LACW community members were there in support and witness his amazing talent. This LINK is to the official video of the single, Love Me Back. Also at the link is another video he has of a Noah Cyrus cover, Make me Cry. Great work, George!

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Vacationing Family From Midwest

On Saturday, June 3, we had a unique group of volunteers at our soup kitchen to serve the Skid Row poor and homeless. The McInerney family, from Lincoln, Nebraska, were on a family vacation road trip and while on the road, wanted to find a way to serve those in need. They had some prior knowledge of the Catholic Worker movement and while planning their trip looked online for a soup kitchen and found the LACW. They called and made reservations and upon arriving in Los Angeles found their way to the kitchen. They were very excited and grateful that their entire family was allowed to work together.

In the above photo are Alexa, Lisa (mom), Julia, Allen (dad), Tessa, and Lydia. They were great volunteers eager to work and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you McInerney family! Many blessings. (Click on photo for high resolution viewing)

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David Omondi Sentenced To Six Months In Federal Prison

Former L.A. Catholic Worker community member David Omondi was sentenced to six months imprisonment on Thursday, May 18, by Federal Magistrate Judge Louise LaMonthe, in Santa Barbara Federal Court. However, David notified the court of his intention to appeal the guilty verdict he received on February 16, 2017 for his arrest at Vandenberg AFB last August, and the sentence he received as a result. David has 14 days to file the appeal and is not required to self report to the federal prison in downtown Los Angeles until after the appeal verdict (if he loses). David cannot leave the country, which means he cannot return to Nairobi, Kenya, to continue Amani House, the Catholic Worker he founded.

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Volunteers Needed

We are in need of volunteers. If you or someone you know is available on Tuesday’s and/or Thursday’s from 7:30am to 1pm and would like to utilize your time helping to serve the Skid Row poor, we would greatly appreciate your presence at our soup kitchen to help with food preparation, serving our guests, and clean up after closing. No experience required. All that is needed is a friendly disposition, a bright smile, and a willingness to work. See this LINK for more info. Parking is available at or near the kitchen and we are relatively close to bus stops and Union Station. This opportunity can be weekly or at your convenience. Thank you.

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LACW In The News


The Angelus, (Formerly The Tidings) the official publication of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, has an article about the LACWs Anti-War Stations Of The Cross. It can be read at this LINK. NOTE: The print edition has four photographs accompanying the article whereas the online edition only has one.

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Los Angeles Catholic Worker
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