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Amistad Catholic Worker/ 203 Rosette Street, New Haven, CT, 06519 /(203)624-5517; amistadcwh@yahoo.com

La Amistad Newsletter:

In any society, no matter the people or country, the distance between cultures or customs or languages spoken is never as great as the distance between the poor and the non-poor.  It is always the gulf created by wealth and poverty more than anything else that divides us, walls us out or fences us in, sows fear and violence, and constructs boundaries to the reach of our love and commitment and solidarity.  To come to terms with the call of Jesus to universalize our love, we must learn to violate those boundaries, to cut holes in that fence, to jump that wall…

The Amistad Catholic Worker is a community of faith dedicated to the daily practice of the Works of Mercy, voluntary poverty, personalism and prayer.  We practice nonviolence, both as a personal lifestyle and as a method of confrontation with the principalities and powers that perpetrate war and the myriad other forms of violence against the poor.  Our home is open as a house of hospitality offering sustenance and companionship in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut.  This newsletter is distributed free of charge.  We sustain ourselves by the free-will offerings of those who support our work.  We invite your participation in this work through the sharing of time, service, resources, collaboration in the struggle for peace and justice, and responses to the ideas we promote.  Members of our in-house community include: Luz, Mark, Keeley, Soledad, Justin and Isaiah Colville; Mario Fernandez; Vincent Folet; Fr. Tom Goekler; Esmilda and Heriberto Ramos

HAPPENINGS AT AMISTAD:

DAILY MEALS: BREAKFAST, 8-9AM; DINNER, 5-6PM. (NOTE: NO MEALS ARE SERVED AFTER BREAKFAST ON FRIDAY UNTIL DINNER ON SUNDAY.)

GIVE AND TAKE: THURSDAYS, 9:30AM-1PM.  NEIGHBORHOOD GATHERING FOR PRAYER AND REFLECTION; FOOD AND FRESH PRODUCE, FURNITURE AND CLOTHING GIVEAWAYS, AND LUNCH.  ALL ARE WELCOME (THOUGH NOT REQUIRED) TO BRING SOMETHING TO SHARE.

FREE MEDICAL SCREENINGS: EVERY THURSDAY, 10:30-11:30AM

HOUSE LITURGIES:  SECOND MONDAY OF THE MONTH, 5:30PM, WITH DINNER FOLLOWING

VIGIL AGAINST WAR: SUNDAYS, 12-1PM, CORNER OF ELM AND BROADWAY, DOWNTOWN NEW HAVEN (ORGANIZED BY THE NEW HAVEN PEACE COALITION)

INTERESTED IN HELPING/WORKING WITH/JOINING THE AMISTAD CW?  CALL OR EMAIL US!

203-624-5517; amistadcwh@yahoo.com

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