About Amistad

The Amistad Catholic Worker is a community of faith dedicated to the daily practice of the Works of Mercy, voluntary poverty, personalism and prayer.   As Catholic Workers, we strive to follow Jesus in seeking justice for the poor, an end to all wars, and a new way of life grounded not in the endless, exploitation-fueled accumulation of material things but rather based on solidarity, nonviolence, and mutual love (See "Aims & Means" for more information).  Located in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut, our home is open as a house of hospitality offering sustenance and companionship.  We seek to be a safe haven and a public nonviolent witness in our neighborhood, and always try to blur the distinction between the people who are serving and those being served.


Daily Meals: Breakfast, 7:30-8:30AM; Lunch, 12:00-1:00PM. Mon-Fri.

Bible Study: Thursdays, 9:00-10:00AM. We are reading from the Gospel of Luke, followed by reflection and prayer.

Give and Take: Thursdays, 10:00AM-1:00PM. Neighborhood gath­ering for food and fresh produce, furniture and clothing giveaways, and lunch. All are welcome (though not required) to bring something to share.

Compline(night prayer): Wednesdays, 6:00-6:30PM.

House Liturgies: Second Monday of the month, 5:30PM, with din­ner following.

Chapel on the Green: Sundays, 2:00-2:30PM on the upper green, downtown New Haven: An inner city outdoor inclusive eucharistic liturgy, open to everyone! Lunch follows.

Gourmet Heaven Boycott: Fridays, 5:30PM outside Gourmet Heaven on Broadway St., downtown New Haven. Protest wage theft with the members of Unidad Latina en Acción.

Marking the Cost of War: First Monday of the month, 6:00PM, corner of Elm and Broadway. A brief ecumenical prayer and stone laying ceremony to count the victims and cry out for peace.

Want to Get Involved? Volunteers are needed for meal prep/serving.  We are also in need of constant prayers, donations to pay the bills, non-perishable food and prepared meals, men’s clothing, toiletries (and more prayers).  We serve a large breakfast crowd; we need coffee, creamer, sugar, oatmeal (regular and instant), cold cereal, pancake mix, and pancake syrup.

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