Room In the Inn

St. Gabriel Church partners with the Urban Ministry Center and other local churches to provide shelter and food for homeless people in our Parish Center Hall during the winter months, December 1 – March 31.  

Every Thursday night/Friday morning during these months, parish volunteers provide:

  • A hot dinner and breakfast, plus a bag lunch when departing
  • Shower and laundry facilities
  • A warm, safe place to sleep on roll away beds in our Parish Center

Learn more about the people Room In the Inn serves here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Room In the Inn requires numerous volunteers.  Participating is a wonderful and compassionate way to show Christ's mercy and love to our brothers and sisters in need.  Overnight hosts are required to complete the Protecting God's Chidlren class.  The next class is scheduled for Monday, November 20, at St. Gabriel Church (Ministry Center).  RSVP to Trish Stewart at or find classes at other local churches here.  

Questions?  Please contact Ministry Leaders Franck Czaniecki at, Richard Schaftlein at, or Pat Sims at

Room In the Inn begins December 7, 2017  and runs

every Thursday through March 22, 2018 

Set Up Team

  • Four people are needed each Thursday afternoon around 3:30 pm to set up and make the 20 beds, arrange tables, lay out items for our guests, and serve dinner in the Parish Center Hall (school cafeteria).

View dates and sign up here 

Overnight Hosts 

  • Three people are needed overnight each Thursday. 
  • They arrive at 8:00 pm, sleep over, and serve breakfast at 5:00 am.
  • Guests leave at 5:30 am and volunteers are usually finished by 6:30 am.

View dates and sign up here

"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.
Matthew 25:40



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