Homeless Jesus Prayer Vigil 2017

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Homeless Jesus’ caught the media’s attention two winters ago when 911 was called by a passer by in a car and paramedics were called to investigate. By the very nature of this piece of art, your spirit can’t help but say a prayer when near by. The statue (located at King and Victoria) has now sparked an annual prayer vigil that is being organized by our friends from GOHOP and St. Patrick’s Cathedral for May 1-14. You can sign up to cover an hour here: https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/ca8916
It might seem like a daunting task to sit and pray for an hour, but in reality the Homeless Jesus Statue is very thought provoking and we think that it might be a very engaging experience. Here are some ideas you could use to help focus your time:
  • Pray for homeless people in our city while thinking about the fact that Jesus was actually homeless. He relied on the generosity of others to survive.
  • Bring a prayer book to read, you could even borrow one of The Commons’ copies of Common Prayer for Ordinary Radicals.
  • Pray for the people passing by, pray that they would see the marginalized in their midst.

You wouldn’t need to even be overt with your prayer, you could just sit on the bench that is part of the statue and pray without even anyone thinking you were doing anything other then sitting. You could use this as a solitary thing or sign up with a friend. What ever would work better for you.

Homeless Jesus Prayer Vigil 
May 1st-14th, 2017
St Patrick Catholic Church
440 King Street East, Hamilton Ontario (Corner of King & Victoria)

Holy Week, Good Friday & Easter

Sometimes Easter seems to sneak up on a person. To help slow down and journey into the themes of Easter, The Commons will be meeting every day over Holy Week (that is the week before Easter). Most nights we will be reading from the book: “Common Prayer: A liturgy for Ordinary Radicals.” If you own a copy bring it with you, if not we have some extra copies.

Here is  schedule of what & where things will be happening:

  • Palm Sunday Gathering – April 9th, 6pm
    Hooper Law Building – 128 Hughson St. N. (across from the Spice Factory)
    Randy will be talking about the drawings he has been doing over Lent.
  • Monday Prayer Liturgy – April 10th, 8:30pm
    Danielle’s Apartment – 181 John St N, Apt 902
    At John & Cannon (call # 902 at the front door to be let in)
  • Tuesday Prayer Liturgy – April 11th, 8:30pm
    Fort Elgin – 55 Elgin St.(beside Beasley Park)
  • Wednesday Prayer Liturgy – April 12th, 8:30pm
    Neudorfs’ House – 97 Case St. (Just North of Barton & Lotridge)
  • Maundy Thursday, Communion Supper & Foot Washing – April 13th, 6pm
    Neudorfs’ House – 97 Case St. (Just North of Barton & Lotridge)
  • Everyday Cross Good Friday Gathering with GreenHouse – April 14th, 10am
    Hooper Law Building – 128 Hughson St. N. (across from the Spice Factory)
    More Info on Facebook Event Page.
  • Saturday Prayer Liturgy – April 15th, 8:30pm
    Fort Elgin – 55 Elgin St.(beside Beasley Park)
  • Easter Sunday Potluck – April 16th, 6pm
    Hooper Law Building – 128 Hughson St. N. (across from the Spice Factory)
    More Info on Facebook Event Page.

For More info please contact Randy from The Commons.
Call or Text: 905-379-3717
email: thecommonschurch@gmail.com