The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program celebrates a new chapter in the vibrant ministry’s history. Sister Luke Boiarski and Felicia Trager held a house warming and grand opening of the temporary residence for volunteers at the newly renovated and newly named, St. Joseph the Carpenter House in Nazareth, Kentucky.

Sister Luke addressed the crowd that had gathered by saying, “As we bless this house, we do so with hearts full of gratitude, and we know that this house will be a place where volunteers will gather, where we prepare to go forth from Nazareth to minister to and with God’s people.”

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Now volunteers have a space to commune with one another at Nazareth when invited lay women and men come to experience a cross-cultural partnership with people, especially the oppressed, economically poor and marginalized. A place to build community and in turn model that community to the larger world.