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Foot Washing and Haircut, No Questions Asked

Every Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter) the Diocese of San Diego joins forces with other faith traditions to wash the feet of homeless people, and others needing a little support and love. Following Christ’s example of humility and service to others, we bend our knees, roll up our sleeves and care for those in need. We also pass out new shoes and socks to those who have pre-registered, and give away extra pairs to those who show up in need. We serve moms, dads, children, vets, people with mental illness, and anyone who happens to come to our door. We also have veterinary services, hair washes and haircuts, medical services, dental services, social services, a hot meal, and a sack lunch decorated with love by the children of Christ Church Day School. It is a life-giving event powered by scores of volunteers that reminds us what the Christian life is all about.

Showers of Blessings

The diocesan mobile shower unit operates as the Showers of Blessings. It serves those in need by meeting one of life’s most basic human dignities–cleanliness. The opportunity to maintain personal hygiene can reduce health problems, raise self-esteem and increase employment potential and social acceptance.

Showers of Blessings operates on a weekly basis at various churches in and around San Diego throughout the week. Volunteers host the showers which include: clean clothes, socks, toiletries, fresh towels and a friendly smile for about 15-30 people each week. The showers rotate to other churches around the diocese, and support the Interfaith Rotational Shelter Ministry. St. Paul’s Cathedral, San Diego hosts the showers the second Saturday morning of the month.

Upcoming Showers

Go here to see a full schedule of upcoming showers at our partner congregations.

Get Involved

Are you interested in having the showers come to your church for a function you have scheduled for people who are homeless or contributing to this ministry or participating on a volunteer basis? Need help organizing training and volunteers? Are you able to make a donation of any of the following items: shampoo, conditioner, razors, combs, toothpaste, toothbrushes; clean clothing and shoes, (especially men’s) socks, underwear? Contact Canon Nancy Holland or Jeff Green to volunteer for Showers of Blessings or to make donations.

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