Local CWL follows up on meeting about homelessness in Saskatoon

CWL members at St. Augustine Parish in Saskatoon are among those in the community responding to homelessness. (Submitted photo)

By Marion Laroque, St. Augustine Parish, Saskatoon

I was able to attend the homelessness meeting on Dec. 7, representing St. Augustine Parish. What a great meeting that was.

On Dec. 7, 2021, eight different agencies gathered online with city parishes, Bishop Mark Hagemoen and diocesan leadership to learn more about the needs of those who are homeless. Participants in the video gathering learned how parishes can respond by providing time, talent, and treasure supported by advocacy and education. – News Article

I was really touched by the presentation given by Patti Tait of the Elizabeth Fry Society (EFS). Since the meeting, the Catholic Women’s League council at our parish has hosted a Zoom meeting for our members and the parish to hear more of the work of EFS.

The CWL is now collecting items for EFS during the month of February. (we’re pretty good at collections –  we are the “900 pairs of socks parish”).

While this is not going to fix any of the homelessness problems, it is “one small step.”