Pope Francis Build 2017 begins Aug. 12

The Diocese of Wichita is again partnering with Habitat for Humanity Wichita for a Pope Francis Build.
Bonnie Toombs, director of the diocesan Respect Life and Social Justice Office, said initial construction will begin on Aug. 12 at a lot located at 1227 N. Estelle, just a few blocks from Holy Savior Church.
Volunteers are needed when the hammers start swinging on Aug. 17. Work days for this year’s build will be Thursdays and Fridays from Aug. 17 to Oct. 20.
“We are reaching out to you today to see if you can help either with a donation towards the cost of the build or if you would like to help work on the build,” Toombs said.
Individuals, families, parishes, work groups and any others interested may sign up to work the Pope Francis Build 2017. Those interested may contact the Respect Life and Social Justice Office at 316-269-3935 or toombsb@CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org.
In the words of Pope Francis, Toombs said: “Works of love directed to one’s neighbor are the most perfect external manifestation of the interior grace of the Spirit….”