The following comes from an October 19 Angelus article by Ellie Hidalgo:
Homelessness has many faces in the City of Angels. It’s a harsh reality faced by many veterans, seniors, foster youths, the unemployed, working poor families, immigrants, formerly incarcerated, battered women and their children, and those with mental health struggles.
To raise awareness of the LA housing crisis and the opportunity to do something about it on Election Day, Jesuit institutions in Southern California are inviting all Angelenos to a special liturgy Saturday, Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood. Our Lady of the Angels Region Auxiliary Bishop Edward Clark will preside and Jesuit Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, will serve as the homilist. The theme of the liturgy is: “The Many Faces of Homelessness. Imagine a World Where Everyone has a Home.”
Jesuit Works & Ministries of Southern California is a new collaborative effort of the California Province of the Society of Jesus, and includes Blessed Sacrament Parish and School, Christus Ministries, Dolores Mission Parish and School, Homeboy Industries, Ignatian Volunteer Corps, The Jesuit Novitiate of the Three Companions, Jesuit Restorative Justice Initiative, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, LA Voice, Loyola High School, Loyola Institute for Spirituality, Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Productions, Proyecto Pastoral, and Verbum Dei High School.
For years, students, staff, volunteers and benefactors at these Jesuit institutions have reached out to homeless men and women by cooking meals, providing shelter, counseling and other services, offering retreats and advocating for more resources. The upcoming liturgy in support of the homeless also will advocate for Proposition HHH on the November ballot as an opportunity for Angelenos to vote for the building of 10,000 units of supportive housing for homeless neighbors and for very low-income families.