“The service is an invaluable human kindness and hospitality to people who have been displaced. I come as bishop of the church to make it clear that they are loved and to remind them that Jesus and the holy family were displaced people.” -Rev. Michael Vono, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande
In addition to Christmas, members of Congregation Albert served at St. Martin's on Sunday, Nov. 2. The St. Martin's breakfast is one of three actions available to members of the temple to fulfill Tikkun Olam, the pursuit of social action and social justice. Congregation Albert also supports two other local projects, Family Promise and Project Share.
A service preceded this year's breakfast, led by Bishop Michael Vono of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande. Also on hand was Rev. Susan Allison-Hatch, who also collaborated with our effort to create the Interfaith Hunger Coalition. Rev. Allison-Hatch serves on the staff of St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church and is Missioner to the Homeless for the Diocese of the Rio Grande. A picture that accompanies The Albuquerque Journal article shows Rev. Allison-Hatch and Father Richard Rohr (of the Center for Action and Contemplation) praying with a person who is experiencing homelessness outside St. Martin's.
Here is a link to the full article in The Albuquerque Journal.