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Fontbonne Ministries

Studio on the Hill: Speaking with Clay

For Sister Helen Kluke, Ministry Director and Teacher at Studio on the Hill, pottery sessions are a unique experience for each person. “I think that we can use clay to speak from our hearts.” Studio on the Hill is part of Fontbonne Ministries.
 
In recent years, different organizations have contacted Sister Helen for retreat days and group pottery sessions at Studio on the Hill. Some groups have been for women aided by Street Haven. Recently, a group of Jesuits from Cardoner House attended.

Fontbonne Place: Joining a Community

When Margo first accepted one of Fontbonne Ministries' 18 rent-geared-to-income apartments at Fontbonne Place, she hadn’t seen her new home. “I thought it’d be a one-room apartment,” she says. She was stunned to find that the Fontbonne Place apartments for single, older women each held a bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and a living room. 
 
“I walked in and I was so amazed to see the sun shining in through the back and to have space to put large, cheerful pictures on the walls.

In Good Company: Companionship in Different Forms

When making her first visit to a client as an In Good Company volunteer, Sister Ann was a little nervous. But as she continued to make friendly visits, she found that the companionship she offered could come in many forms.

Faith Connections: Working With Others

“Faith Connections young-adult ministry is enriched and enlivened by combining resources,” says Vanessa Nicholas-Schmidt, Program Director. Faith Connections is a part of Fontbonne Ministries. Most Faith Connections events are held in partnership with other organizations. There’s Theology on Tap East and West with the Office of Catholic Youth (OCY), Mix and Mingle with St. Patrick’s Parish, speed dating with the Newman Centre and so much more.
 
Jonathan Nix, youth minister at the Franciscan Church of St.

Mustard Seed: A Welcoming Space

On Saturdays, Hanna (standing left) is the Coordinator for Fontbonne Ministries' Saturday Drop-In at Mustard Seed. For the last three years, she has arrived early in the morning with volunteers and staff. They prepare snacks and coffee, set up tables and get ready for visitors. By 10 a.m., the participants arrive. They sit down for muffins and hot drinks while a volunteer plays the piano. Some gather over a chess board, others read the newspapers, some work on crossword puzzles together and some just sit and talk.
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