Holy Wisdom Inclusive Catholic Community
SOCIAL JUSTICE & OUTREACH MINISTRY
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Holy Wisdom community members are committed to serving their brothers and sisters locally
and around the world.
Here are some of our ministries:
HOLY WISDOM cooks and serves dinner on the first Monday of every month at The Community
Kitchen in Olympia. We prepare a home cooked meal from scratch, serving meatloaf from locally
raised beef and organic vegetables from local organic farms and HW Community Members' home
gardens. We also decorate the tables with fresh cut flowers.
PRAYER SHAWL AND QUILT MINISTRY
When someone is suffering due to illness, loss, or other struggles, a prayer shawl or
quilt is a tangible way of letting that person know they are being held in prayer. Holy
Wisdom Community Members provide prayer shawls and quilts to those in need.
Those making prayer shawls pray for the one who will receive the shawl with every
stitch and the shawl is blessed by the community before it is given. Prayer quilts are
made with long threads tied to the fabric. Members of our community bless these
quilt by tying knots in the threads, each knot, a promise of prayer for the recipient
who is in need of support.
If you'd like to create a prayer shawl for others, you are invited to join the
prayer shawl ministry. Contact Diane F. with any questions.
FOOT CARE MINISTRY IN OLYMPIA AND LOS ANGELES
Holy Wisdom community members provide foot care to homeless men and women at Drexel
House and the Interfaith Warming Center in Olympia.
Our Washington Clippers, as they are affectionately known, also travel each year to Los Angeles
to offer foot care to homeless people on Skid Row as well as train the Catholic Workers there to
do foot care. The Holy Wisdom community offers support to our foot care ministers with dona-
tions of money and supplies.
SOCK COLLECTIONS FOR DREXEL HOUSE
At each mass, Holy Wisdom collects white men's socks, size large and extra-large and women's
socks of all kinds to distribute to the homeless folks we serve. There is always a great need for