The Saint Clare Circle: Community Outreach is a volunteer initiative of Holy Rosary Parish.
They strive to create a place of welcome that embraces the homeless, the vulnerable and those marginalized by their economic conditions. Inspired by Saint Clare of Assisi, who chose a life of poverty, simplicity and prayer, they host weekly drop-in programs that are designed to enhance the lives of our neighbours in need.
In a safe and caring environment, they focus on providing hospitality and celebration through a range of activities that include: information sessions on nutrition, health and well-being; guidance in navigating available social services in our area; other social, educational and spiritual ministry; as well as art, music, poetry and other creative forms of expression.
They are guided by the following principles: Friendship and Respect, Fostering Self-reliance, and Social Justice.
They seek to better understand the experience of people “living in the peripheries of our society.” (Pope Francis)