West metro residents hit streets to pray for those in need

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners kicked off its 17th annual Sleep Out campaign Nov. 10 with prayer walks and family activities in Plymouth and Wayzata. Both walks featured five prayer stops that represent the needs of the people IOCP serves: housing, employment, transportation, child care and food.

The goal of the 2012 Sleep Out is to raise $1.95 million — an increase of $150,000 over last year — to help 1,700 struggling families in the community meet their basic needs. The campaign runs through Dec. 31. Holy Name of Jesus and St. Bartholomew, both in Wayzata, are participating in the campaign.

Assistant Scoutmaster Daniel Sheridan of Boy Scout Troop 283 leads the prayers at one of the stops.

Tyler Didier, 15, a member of St. Bartholomew in Wayzata directs people through one of the family activities at Klapprich Park. Groups slept out at the park following the rally.

Participants write down their own ideas to help people in need.

Family fun night activities included a community rally, live music and snacks. Above, Participants made prayer bead keychains at St. Bartholomew.

Photos by Bill Jones / For The Catholic Spirit

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