What is Labre?
Labre is a street outreach ministry that delivers food to the poor. More than just a meal delivery service, Labre uses food as a tool to build relationships through encountering the poor in our neighborhoods and on the streets. The program began in Northeast Ohio in 2002 and has since spread to several midwestern cities. The program gets its name from the patron saint of the homeless, St. Benedict Joseph Labre. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Dayton is now offering this program as a way to encourage young adults to love those who are often forgotten by our society.
When and where does Labre happen?
Labre volunteers deliver food one day every week in the downtown Dayton area and surrounding neighborhoods. Each day begins and ends with time for prayer and reflection on the experience.
Who should participate?
Young adults, age 18 or older, are encouraged to participate.
The Dayton District Council of St. Vincent de Paul, growing in spirituality and friendship, provides Christ-inspired person-to-person support in an empowering effort to improve the lives of those in personal, spiritual, or material need.
The Labre program is an extension of this person-to-person support, building a community of trust with those we encounter.
For more info, contact:
Alexander Mingus, Manager of Ministry Formation
Dayton Catholic Young Adults
The mission of Dayton Catholic Young Adults (DCYA) is to connect young adults to Christ, the Church,
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Dayton Theology on Tap
From their website:
Theology on Tap is a 6 week spring/fall speaker series for Catholic young adults to socialize and to meet other young adults. Come at 7 p.m. for socializing, food, and drinks. The talks start at 7:30 p.m.