The St. Ignatius Martyr Emergency Homeless Shelter on Freeze Nights Ministry reaches out to the homeless. We offer food, shelter and companionship on nights when the temperature reaches 32 degrees or lower.
Requirement: Must have a desire to serve "the least of my brothers and sisters."
On freeze nights, there are seven churches in the area that provide for the homeless. St. Ignatius is assigned Sunday evening.
This work is done in conjunction with ARCH (Austin Resource Center for the Homeless). Parishioners are needed to prepare meals, to spend time as host and hostess for the evening and to spend the night.
Time Commitment: Variable, as-needed due to inclement weather.