Feeding the poor, giving drink to the thirsty and sheltering the homeless are three of the Corporal Works of Mercy that members of Holy Ghost take seriously. What has become an annual tradition at Holy Ghost was particularly important to our homeless and less fortunate neighbors this Christmas as the freezing weather is particularly hard on those who have no place to call home.
Michael & Melanie Wrinkle, with the full support of our pastor Fr. Bill, led the effort to prepare and serve 600 meals to our neighbors in need. The delicious meal included pork loin, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing and green beans with carrots, all prepared in our Holy Ghost kitchen.
Michael & Melanie assembled a team of volunteers to procure and prepare the food in our Holy Ghost kitchen and serve it on Christmas Day at the Care Cuts facility, a nearby Christian non-profit organization that provides free hygiene services for the homeless, including haircuts and showers, and for anyone else in need.
Deacon Scott, with the assistance of the Diocese of Knoxville’s Communications Director, Jim Wogan, arranged to have WATE Channel 6 cover the effort. This is their report, which aired Christmas night on the 11:00 news:
We are particularly grateful for all those who supported and participated in this effort to make Christmas a joyful day for so many in Knoxville who are in need.