Catholic Spirit Recognizes Corpus Christi Parishioners for Affordable Housing Efforts
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Catholic Spirit Recognizes Corpus Christi Parishioners for Affordable Housing Efforts

Three longtime Corpus Christi members are featured prominently in the Catholic Spirit’s recent series on the church’s response to homelessness. The weekly archdiocesan newspaper’s Oct. 18 story, Local parishes help provide leadership for affordable housing, describes Craig Klausing’s efforts to launch the Roseville Housing Network to support affordable housing projects in the city and also quotes...

Project Home Family Homeless Shelter
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Project Home Family Homeless Shelter

Continuing a long tradition, 34 Corpus Christi parishioners hosted Project Home family homeless shelter at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church the last week of August. We served seven families with kids ranging in age from 2 to 17. Two of those kids were living with their grandmothers. We served evening snacks and light breakfasts. We played with...

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Get Ready for Give & Grin
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Get Ready for Give & Grin

Love, Grow, and Serve with us this summer! Our youth Give & Grin program is a fun opportunity to serve those around you and to grow in community. Youth currently in grades 5-12 are invited to participate in Give & Grin, our summer service program on June 19 & 26, July 17 & 24, and...

Let’s Get Growing
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Let’s Get Growing

The compost was delivered and our Scouts were ready to help get the Giving Garden ready for planting! It didn’t take long with many hands helping shovel, run wheelbarrows to the garden, dump the compost and spread it throughout the garden. We also had help from seasoned gardeners from Corpus Christi who came out on...

Speaker: The hungry in Roseville are a lot like us
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Speaker: The hungry in Roseville are a lot like us

In the fourth and final Corpus Christi Social Justice Forum of 2018-19 held in March,  Quentin West of Keystone Community Services shattered some myths we might have about people who frequent food shelves. Most, for example, are neither homeless nor habitual users. The average client visits just two or three times to help see them...

Service Saturday: Easter Baskets
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Service Saturday: Easter Baskets

Last Saturday, a multi-generational group of parishioners gathered to assemble Easter Baskets. The baskets will be donated to the Keystone Food Shelf. We were able to fill and donate 190 Easter Baskets! This is always a big undertaking, but it goes very smoothly since we start a year in advance and have many parishioners who...

Forum attendees exhorted : “Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you.”
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Forum attendees exhorted : “Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you.”

Roseville has long been home to immigrants, but the faces of that population change constantly. Today, non-whites make up more than half the student body in Roseville schools, the majority being children of immigrants from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Addressing the question, “Who are our neighbors?” at two Corpus Christi Social Justice forums in...

Affordable Housing: The Bedrock of a Strong and Healthy Community
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Affordable Housing: The Bedrock of a Strong and Healthy Community

      Affordable homes are a key ingredient of Minnesota’s well-earned reputation for livability and opportunity, but that reputation and that reality are under threat, says former Roseville Mayor (and current Corpus Christi parishioner) Craig Klausing. At two recent Social Justice Committee forums held at the church, Klausing outlined the causes of the affordable housing shortage,...

Church Community Explores Youth Homelessness
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Church Community Explores Youth Homelessness

More than 30 Corpus Christi parishioners attended a forum on the growing crisis of youth homelessness in Ramsey County before Mass last Sunday (Oct. 28). It was the second of two such forums organized by the Corpus Christ Social Justice Committee. Mike Rios-Keating (at right, holding microphone), community education advocate for Catholic Charities of St....

Youth Homelessness in Roseville
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Youth Homelessness in Roseville

Youth Homelessness a growing crisis in Ramsey County, says Catholic Charities Official Suburban Ramsey County school districts have seen a four-fold increase in homeless students over the past decade, from less than 200 in 2008 to more than 800 today. In Roseville alone, the district has about 140 children facing inadequate housing this year. How...

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