The Welcome Home
- a mission of St. Alphonsus
The Welcome Home expresses what Pope Francis says the Church is about: warming hearts and healing hurts. We work to always be inclusive of those who can be overlooked, the poor and the most abandoned.
The Welcome Home is a model of church for the Church; it challenges us to discover our God, present in our own little and imperfect humanity. We strive to build a community that reflects qualities of the Holy Trinity: inclusive, equal, compassionate, and non-judgmental.
The community includes both the Redemptorists as well as a group of dedicated volunteers who help run The Welcome Home throughout the year. Every year the Redemptorists invite Catholic young adults to come and live with them in community and to help them in their mission. Since 1993 we have had over 50 young adults and Redemptorists live and work together, some come for one year and others have stayed for two or more. We now have many families who are connected to the Welcome Home because of the time they spent here as young adults and have begun to experience the unique gift of having their children come back and work with us
This year, we are a community of three: Father Taras Kchik and Father Larry Kondra, live at the Welcome Home full time. Justine Kruz is our administrator and is here during the week and on when we are open for programs.