For Immediate Release
Miami, FL – In conjunction with the feast of St. John of God, Miami’s Camillus House will be celebrating “5 Days of Hospitality” March 6-10, to reflect on opportunities to show greater Christian hospitality as inspired by the life and work of St. John of God.
Camillus House joins ministries of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God in New Jersey, New Mexico and Illinois, and in Toronto and Hamilton, Canada, with weeklong activities that coincide with the Feast Day of St. John of God on March 8th.
“We are excited to participate in this annual tradition, but know that our commitment to hospitality continues throughout the year,” said Camillus’ Brother Gary Hill
The schedule is as follows:
Monday, March 6, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Kick-off for staff in the Bank of America room, NCL Campus of Camillus House. Imagine this as a rally, gearing up to go above and beyond with hospitality this week!
Tuesday, March 7, 9:30 am – 10:30 am: Giveaway Goodie Outreach with team members distributing items to Day Center (on the street) clients aside from the daily essentials regularly given. It’s Christmas in March!
Wednesday, March 8, 11:00 am: Prayer service with the feast of St. John of God observed in the Wells Fargo Courtyard, followed by Spanish themed lunch service, at Ocean Bank Dining Hall, both at NCL Campus of Camillus House.
Thursday, March 9, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Ice cream social for clients and staff in Wells Fargo Courtyard, located outside of Menni Library, NCL Campus of Camillus House.
Luncheon hosted for residents of St. Rose cottages in South Dade Camillus Supportive Housing.
Friday, March 10, 9:00 am – 11:00am; 1:00 pm – 3:00pm: Beatification Day! This is an opportunity for us to help make Camillus House more beautiful! We will have two (2) shifts at NCL Campus of Camillus House.
Media are invited to attend.
About Camillus House
Camillus House has provided humanitarian services to persons who are poor and homeless in Miami-Dade County, Florida since 1960. As a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, Camillus House was originally established to serve Cuban exiles. From its humble beginning as a small soup kitchen, Camillus has grown into a full-service organization offering a comprehensive “system of care” including food, clothing, emergency, transitional and permanent housing, physical and mental health care, and substance abuse treatment. Camillus House serves more than 186,000 free, hot meals annually.