Our Lady of Mt. Carmel's Homeless Retreat Ministry invites Christ into the lives of recently homeless and addicted men and women attendees in a powerful and unique way. Participants and parishioners meet Christ through each other’s lives. Why support Mt. Carmel’s Homeless Retreat Ministry? FAITH: This ministry provides the poor with the opportunity to discover faith in God and Jesus Christ – It is a gift that will always be with them unlike material possessions that we know can sometimes be fleeting. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. (John 12:8) HOPE: The Homeless Retreat Ministry provides hope to homeless men and women through newfound faith in Jesus Christ and a community that cares for them. UNITY: When have you ever known the story and life of someone personally who is homeless? Most people do not have such experiences. The Homeless Retreat Ministry uniquely connects people of different socio-economic conditions together. It moves relationships beyond appearance and helps us know and understand different people. It responds to Pope Francis’ call to accompaniment, “[W]e need a church capable of walking at people’s side, of doing more than simply listening to them; a church that accompanies them on their journey;”.