PENIEL
WHERE JACOB WRESTLED WITH GOD
JANUARY 2014
P.O. BOX 642656
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94164
415-305-2124
TEMENOS@GMAIL.COM
TEMENOS.ORG
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JOURNAL OF AN ALIEN STREET PRIEST

 

I have heard the comment that I talk like a teenager—I can be edgy, snarky—and I consider it a complement, for that is one of the reasons I work well with teen agers and young adults for you see when I read the Bible I see the same thing—it is not black and white, it is a mixture of the goodness and evil of human beings wrestling with God, who is snarky and insolent in the Scripture.  Our faith is an evolution, that continues to evolve in the struggle of all of creation. This Epiphany as we remember the birth of the Christ child, and see his light spread to the world, we are reminded that his light is an evolving light, and its evolution is in our hands, how we evolve in our relation to other human beings. The newspaper has had almost every day a story of the anger of people in San Francisco, pitting the “teckies” against the natives, or those who have been here for along time.  The reality is  this conflict is really about consumerism, and pure greed on the part of everyone.  Rather than blaming each other, we need to look at ourselves, and to see the needs in our midst and to reach out and meet those needs.  It means a thorough examination of our needs, and opening to share of what we have.  I see so much pain every day, people who have no homes, no food, no health care in this City of St. Francis, and they are ignored.  We need to embrace the needs of everyone, to open up our hearts and as we do the light of Christ will spread, and will glow.  It is not a black and white issue, it is an issue of many grey areas, what is black and white is our call to share of what we have, that others might have comfort, housing, food, health care. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

“The spiritual revolution needs all of us, whatever our religious beliefs, ethnicity, class, or other variables may be. Every one of us has a piece of the puzzle to contribute, and our overall success depends on each of us discovering our talents and passion and persistently contributing them.  Dr. Will Tuttle.

COMING EVENTS

ASH WEDNESDAY,March 5:  Noon: City Hall:

A SERVICE OF PRAYER FOR MISSING YOUNG PEOPLE AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE INVOLVED IN SEX TRAFFICKING

GOOD FRIDAY:  Noon: City Hall: April 18

TENDERLOIN STATIONS OF THE CROSS: A PLACE OF GRACE

May 9: 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. City Hall:

PETER WORKMAN MEMORIAL BANQUET WITH SR. HELEN PREJEAN AND DR. WILL TUTTLE

Budget 2014

Administrative

Rent:                           7500.00

Health Insurance:     9600.00

Salary:                       18000.00

Counseling  Insur.      500.00

Liability:                       300.00

Newsletter/Press      2500.00

Parking                       3720.00

Car Expense:              2000.00

Stipend for Use

Of St. Luke’s                 500.00

 

TOTAL:                      44,620.00

Program

Food:                             10,000.00

Socks:                            25,000.00

Pastoral Care:              35000.00

Special Events:              1000.00

 Philip Workman/Good Friday/Anti-Death Penalty Demonstration

TOTAL:                           71000.00

TOTAL BUDGET:  115, 620.00                          

 

 

BUDGET FOR PETER WORKMAN MEMORIAL BANQUET WITH SR. HELEN PREJEAN AND DR. WILL TUTTLE AND THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF TEMENOS CATHOLIC WORKER

 

Sr. Helen Stipend: 450.00

Travel and Hotel 500.00

Dr. Will Tuttle Stipend  200.00

Justin Ryan—Music—350.00

Sound System/Rent for Space—450.00

Publicity/Posters/Signs/ 950.00

VEGETARIAN PIZZA FOR HOMELESS—250.00

TOTAL: 2150.00
 
We enter the New Year with 8, 250.00. We give you thanks for your support this back you, you have been a Christ bearer to many and we once again beg, and beg for your support, for we are beggars, all of us, so we asked you to give of what you have so that others might have a little.
 
Thanks,
Fr. River

 

 

 

 

 


— Fr. River Damien Sims Temenos Catholic Worker Society of Franciscan Workers, Inc Po. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 www.temenos.org 415-305-2124

 
 
 
 
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