We, the community of St. Owen Church, extend a warm welcome to you and your family. If you are new to the area, we look forward to meeting you personally. Please stop by the Parish Office Monday through Friday. Alternatively, you can meet with Fr. Cronk or a staff member after one of the weekend masses.
include our twin parish in your observation of the Lenten season. The Lenten tree will be in the narthex with envelopes for your contribution for the clinic in Haina, Dominican Republic. Throughout the season, please consider contributing the money you save from acts of self-sacrifice to our twin parish, the Church of the Good Shepherd, formerly known as St. Augustine. The staff relies on contributions from St. Owen to keep the clinic open and to provide medication and food to the most needy.
Sr. Carol and Dr. Fremio passed along a story of a woman and her daughters whose lives have been touched by your generosity. Maritza hadn’t had a lot of breaks in life and was easily taken advantage of. As a result, she kept her head down and didn’t make eye contact with people. She came to the clinic last year with her two daughters and Dr. Fremio, who grew up in the barrio and knew Maritza’s background, recognized that she didn’t have the means to buy enough food for herself and her daughters. He began providing her a supplemental food basket. She had to return to the clinic each month to pick it up so Dr. Fremio was able to check on the family’s health. When she came, he paid her a little money to sweep the courtyard. Sr. Carol and Dr. Fremio began to see a change
Know that 100% of the money you contribute to the twin parish project goes to maintaining programs at the Church of the Good Shepherd and the people are extremely grateful for all you have done.
The clinic at our twin parish is a real success story and you can be proud of the investment you have made there. One hundred percent of your donations go to Sr. Carol Gross in the Dominican Republic where she carefully manages them to get the most out of every dollar.
We will host the homeless from South Oakland Shelter (SOS) again at St. Owen from May 18-25. One of the activities is playing bingo several evenings. We would like to provide some appropriate prizes for our guests. Suggestions include ($5-$10) gift card donations to fast food resturants like McDonalds and Burger King, gas cards, gift cards to Target or Meijer, bus passes decks of cards, wallets, purses, small flashlights, nail polish, backpacks, hats, etc.. Please contact Karen Heuer if you have anything to donate. Thank you!