Newly installed Archbishop Leonard P. Blair of Hartford prepares to help serve dinner to guests of the Immaculate Conception Shelter and Housing Corp. in Hartford on Christmas Day.
“The Gospel teaches us to help the poor, feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and lift those who are lost find their way again,” said Archbishop Blair. “We must try to live by these principles.”
Founded 32 years ago, Immaculate Conception Shelter and Housing Corp. provides food, clothing, shelter and drug counseling, among other services. Most of the people served are under-employed, unemployed, ineligible for financial benefits and lack education. Many have serious mental or physical health problems, substance abuse issues and are estranged from their families.
Information is available at icshc.org.