Saint Josephine Bakhita Parish
Shelter Dinner Ministry
“As often as you did it for one of my least brothers,
You did it for me.”
Members of the St. Josephine Bakhita parish community provide hot meals to the residents of ImmaCare Shelter (formerly the Immaculate Conception Shelter) in Hartford, CT. This is a shelter for men who are homeless and is currently the only “wet shelter” in Hartford (a shelter which serves men who are actively using drugs and/or alcohol).
ImmaCare Shelter is open all year and serves approximately 35-50 men per night including the summer months. From December to March the number of guests served may swell to over 75.
Parishioners donate, prepare and serve evening meals on a Mon, Weds and Sat each month. Participation is open to all members of the St. Josephine Bakhita parish. Young adults are welcomed but must be at least 14 years of age and accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult. Students looking to fulfill community service requirements are also welcome.
How you can help:
Donate food and paper products for the monthly dinners
Contribute to the special shelter collections held during the year
Volunteer to serve dinner at the shelter
For more information on how to participate in this fulfilling ministry, please contact Carl Bach at 860-882-9174.