Walk With Me!

Peniel: Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker

September 2022


Journal of An Alien Street Priest:

“Walk With Me!”

Dreaming last night, I found myself walking down the sidewalk feeling very blue and much alone. Within seconds, I found myself falling to the pavement.

Suddenly, looking up there was a young Asian boy,  appearing to be a street person in rags, smiling, holding his hand for me to hold. He lifted me up, by my arm saying “Walk with me!”

We continued down the street, and he mentioned how he had been beaten up and called all kinds of names because he was homeless and Asian, I cried, and with deep love in his eyes said: “Walk with me!”

Passing a doorway spying an elderly man uncovered, I leaned down and pulled the blanket over his shoulders, and the young man smiled, placing his hand on my shoulder, with the words:  “Walk with me!

When we came to the door of Toast restaurant, an elderly man was standing with a bunch of wilted flowers, saying, “My wife has cancer, please buy these flowers to help her.” I handed him two dollars, and the young Asian boy vanished, and my heart was strangely warmed, and hearing the words, “Walk with me! seeing in the gentleman the broken body of Christ. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!


Restorative Justice 2022 Reentry Conference:

Friday, September 9, 2022

8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

1111 Gough Street in San Francisco

St. Mary’s Cathedral Event Center

A Conference on Discussing and Having Opportunities for Former Prisoners to Reenter Society!

Come! Listen! and visit the Temenos Booth!

We Need Volunteers!


New Area of Street Outreach!

This year we ended our Good Friday Service at United Nations Plaza. There were a hundred or more homeless individuals sitting on the edge of the Plaza.

We have added this area to our outreach schedule each week.  Our socks, food, and presence are most welcome. You are welcome to come and join us!


Christmas, 2022:

Gifts of shirts, socks, underwear, and jeans are most welcome! Call and we can pick them up!


We Are Beggars: Our funds are low, and as we enter the Fall our needs will pick up so please give as your heart leads you through our website: http://www.temenos.org, pay pal, or mail, P.O. Box 642656, San Francisco, CA 94164. Thankk you for all your support!


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

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164


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