Resurrection Is Commission


Philip Workman

Resurrection Is Commission

“Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven, and whose sins you retain are retained.” Luke 20:21-23

    As a twelve year old attending  a campfire in the Ozarks, we experienced a strange warming of the heart. We felt loved, as we had never been loved before, and we knew we were called to ministry. This  was  a resurrection experience that commissioned us to ministry from that day forward. From the cotton fields of the south to the streets of San Francisco we have followed that resurrection experience. When we were knocked down it was that experienced that picked us up again, when we have felt abandoned, again the experience of the resurrection lifts us up and commissions us. The resurrection experience transcends all fears, and all obstacles.

    Through this life changing resurrection experience we have experienced the words of Father Henri Nouwen as we have “Preached the Word, and Administered the Sacraments:”

“For Jesus, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women, and men to be loved.”

Our prayer for you this season of Easter is to be commissioned by the resurrection. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!


Philip Workman Memorial Banquet

May 9, 2019

12 Noon

Polk side of City Hall

Come remember the life of Philip
Workman, executed on this date in 2007, whose last gift  feeding the homeless with his last meal.

Let us remember him and all those waiting execution and pray the death penalty may end throughout this country as we give life  through feeding the homeless vegetarian pizza.

Fr. River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T.

Temenos Catholic Worker

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164


Volunteers Needed


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