Dozens of Cathedral parishioners, including members of St. Clare’s Guild and their children, created koinonia at Christmas with 19 families for whom we built Habitat for Humanity homes over the past two decades. On Saturday, December 19, teams of Cathedral parishioners delivered Christmas gift baskets filled to overflowing with cookies, breads, fruit, and much more, donated by generous parishioners, to “our” families.
Family members warmly greeted and thanked the delivery teams, and then shared their events of the year. These families are doing very well and some have made improvements to their homes. We can feel and see that our work in building these homes has had a direct and positive impact on improving the lives of families and the communities in which the homes were built. Each of them expressed their great appreciation for the hard work of the Cathedral community.