Posted on | September 22, 2010 | Comments Off
Fr. Greg Boyle did his thing last night, and we did ours. G, speaking without notes, held a crowd of 400 spellbound as he moved from outrageously funny stories about his beloved Homies to quiet moments of homily: you are exactly what God had in mind when he made you. An extraordinary man with an extraordinary mission.
Our thing was to support Boyle’s Homeboy industries. When Jacek Kugler, Joe Hough and I thought to initiate this event, we thought that perhaps 150 people would come out on a weeknight. Nearly three times that number appeared at the Claremont United Church of Christ, and they contributed more than $11,000. Update: contributions have now reached $25,000.
Some folks who wanted to attend but could not have asked me about how they could make a contribution. Just contact Homeboy Industries at their web site. Or if you wish, contact me, via the CONTACT tab at the top of this page, and I will send you a flyer about Homeboy and its work along with a donation envelope.