WASHINGTON — Catholics in the nation’s capital are opening their hearts — and kitchens — to the poor, hungry and homeless in their neighborhoods for Thanksgiving this year.
“Thanksgiving is a time of the year for all of us to reflect with gratitude on the many blessings we have received,” said Msgr. James Watkins, pastor of Immaculate Conception parish, who organizes a Thanksgiving ministry to the poor in the area.
“It is also a time for us to share those blessings with our neighbors who are the least among us, so their families might share in the hope and joy of Thanksgiving.”
The 150-year-old parish, located in Washington’s Shaw neighborhood, carries out an annual "Turkey Basket"...READ MORE