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Feeding the Hungry

Helping Hands of St. Louis

Helping Hands of St. Louis, a ministry of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo, is located at 443 Sixth St., Toledo, Ohio, serves low-income and homeless families and individuals. The Outreach Center includes a Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry and Clothing Center. Additional services include providing hygiene packs to families and hot showers and hygiene and snack kits to the homeless.

Helping Hands of St. Louis Models Catholic Social Teaching on "Faith Alive!"

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This week on "Faith Alive!" Host Rodney Schuster, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, welcomes Sue Shrewsbery, Director of Helping Hands of St. Louis, discussing the evolution of Helping Hands ministries. Fr. Bob Armstrong, then pastor of St. Louis Parish, spearheaded ministries to serve his church members in the East side Toledo community. 

His legacy lives on now as a ministry of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo representing a model of what Catholic Social Teaching calls each of us to do together, collectively as a faith community: Respect the Dignity of each Human Person and Serve the Common Good, in Subsidiarity, and Solidarity. Today, Helping Hands of St. Louis serves hundreds of people daily with a hot meal, food pantry, clothing center, community garden and so much more! 

Mark P. Shea, a Catholic author discusses his latest book, The Church’s Best-Kept Secret: A Primer on Catholic Social Teaching, describing the roots of Catholic social teaching in Scripture and Tradition and gives simple, practical examples of how it works in ordinary life. 

Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo’s hour-long program airs weekly on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. and is re-broadcast at 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Tune in to WNOC 89.7 FM Toledo / Bowling Green, WHRQ 88.1 FM Sandusky / Port Clinton, WFOT 89.5 FM Mansfield / Lexington, WSHB 90.9 FM Willard, and WRRO 89.9 FM in Bryan are Northwest and North Central Ohio's Catholic Radio Stations.

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