Fatted Calf Café
In the early Church, the Eucharist was in the context of a shared meal, and what was left over was shared with those who could not be present. This formed the idea for sharing a festive meal with the greater community and the birth of the Fatted Calf Café at St. Paul’s. The Fatted Calf Café opens on the last Tuesday of every month. The meals are a function of the imagination, time, talent and treasure.
Our guests, anyone from the community who wishes to come, are treated to a sit-down dinner where we share quality food and conversation. Our meals together have featured baked ham, chicken, pork loin and grilled steak. Each meal also features home-baked bread, baked by St. Paul’s parishioners. For more information about The Fatted Calf Café, please go to the website.
We collect food each month to be taken to a local food bank. In addition to this, we routinely take excess food from events at the Church to local shelters who use the food for the meals they offer their residents.
St. Paul’s has a commitment to the region’s HIV and AIDS community that goes back to the early days of the pandemic. Under Father Peter Moore in the 1980s, St. Paul’s was known throughout the city as the only faith community to first extend an olive branch of acknowledgment, compassion and welcome to people suffering from AIDS, their friends and family. Father Moore was known for his publically declared invitation stating any friends or families who had lost a loved one to AIDS could hold their memorial service or funeral at St. Paul’s.
St. Paul’s parish was itself devastated by the loss of its own members to AIDS, and the parish continues to stand vigil in remembrance of those who died. A significant part of this honoring of our past, present and future is our active participation in the annual AIDS Walk. To provide financial support or to join St. Paul’s team, please contact Howard Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also are engaged in a host of other service activities: our coupon program for our homeless neighbors in which out parish office distributes coupons for food for those in need, volunteers in the city’s AIDS teams, and an emerging “yes” fund made up of contributions collected for compassionate projects out of the proceeds of our annual auction.