V o l u m e Five - N u m b e r One - January 2001
Sanctuary of Hope
Father Dennis Wait
Sanctuary of Hope
2601 Ridge Ave.
10 AM Tuesdays
I want to deeply thank all of you who have been so generous with your labors, talents, finances and prayers that have made it possible for us to renovate the main floor and wing in the North section of Sanctuary of Hope. Already our guests are saying how much work has gone into this place and how beautiful it looks.
To show you what has happened here, we are having an Open House on Sunday, February 11th, from 2-4 PM. We hope you can come and bring a friend or family member to see the results of your support and love. Please consider this a personal invitation from the Father and all of us at SOH. We are also excited about the place coming together. This whole process reminds me of how God wants to renovate our lives, so that we can discover more of the beauty within ourselves.
I also ask your prayers for myself. I will be attending the Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio, TX, from February 16th thru March 13th of this year.
The purpose is to take a course in intensive pastoral Spanish. I hope to learn how to pray with people in their own native language and to celebrate the Sacraments with them too. I remember a young Mexican man who was trying to figure out the bus schedule, so he could come and go to his job. Needless to say I wasn’t very helpful myself, except to put him in touch with someone who could speak Spanish. Right now my Spanish is very limited. My favorite line is: "Vaya con Dios." "Go with God." I still remember these words on a sign at the Dominican Sisters retreat center in Albuquerque, New Mexico as you left the property.
I’m looking forward to the groups and individuals who will be joining us at SOH this new year. It’s a joy to see people find God’s touch in their life. One retreatant just told me that it was God who was really pursuing him.
Love and Prayers,
Fr. Dennis Wait
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Dear Friends and Benefactors,
You are invited to an Open House
Invitation to the Sanctuary of Hope Open House (planning details)
Contract position for housekeeping duties
(laundry, stripping/making beds, dusting, vacuuming, etc.)
$7.00/hour with flexible daytime hours
except 4-6 hours required on Tuesdays.
Pleasant, prayerful environment.
Please contact Sanctuary of Hope
2601 Ridge Avenue, Kansas City
or phone 913-321-4673