Third Annual Interfaith Memorial Service for the Homeless
to Be Held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
The community is invited to take part in the third annual Interfaith Memorial Service for the Homeless which will take place at 6 PM on Thursday, December 5 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church (1819 Heights Boulevard). This year’s memorial service is one of nearly 100 events being held across the country in which advocacy groups come together to honor the lives of the homeless people who have died in the last year.
The Rev. Jimmy Grace will preside at the service, which will include leaders from multiple faith communities including Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Protestant, Catholic, and Judaism. Each of these clergy members will share a brief reflection on their faith tradition’s teaching on the sanctity of human life. The names of those homeless people who passed over the last year will also be read aloud. At the conclusion of the service, a simple vegetarian meal will be served.
This year’s memorial service is sponsored by the Ignatian Spirituality Project, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Office of Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church and Congregation Emanu El. St. Andrew’s is the third house of worship to host the event following the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (2017) and Congregation Emanu El (2018).
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