Canterbury House is a ministry of Mary, Mother of God Parish based at St. Thomas of Canterbury in Uptown. We are a Eucharistic community in service to the parish through prayer, outreach, fellowship, and Catholic social thought.
Canterbury House is building community through Eucharistic adoration, which feeds the soul, and relates to feeding the body through the soup kitchen and food pantry. We draw on the heritage of Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin and the Catholic Worker movement, following in the steps of the Catholic Workers who founded St. Thomas of Canterbury soup kitchen over thirty years ago. Our community is rooted in the Eucharist and service to the poor, recognizing the presence of Christ in both.
Canterbury House Schedule:
Morning Prayer: Monday & Wednesday
Join us for morning prayer from 7:45-8 AM at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church. Coffee and fellowship follow at Canterbury House.
"My strength returns to me with my cup of coffee and the reading of the psalms."
We purposely schedule adoration on the days the St. Thomas of Canterbury soup kitchen serves. Adoration is from 9 AM- 7 PM every Tuesday, ending with Vespers and Benediction. To learn more about volunteering at the soup kitchen, contact Jennifer, coordinator of outreach volunteers.
Every other Thursday at 6 PM, Canterbury House opens its doors for a community potluck meal followed by discussion as we work towards what Peter Maurin called "creating a new society in the shell of the old." Some nights we will invite expert speakers. Other nights, we may have a topic with a reflection for reading and discussion. We finish the evening with Compline.
"I want everyone to set forth his views. I want the clarification of thought."
No signup is required! The purpose of our gatherings is to gain a deeper insight into our faith and how we respond as Catholics to contemporary issues in our community and beyond.