Los Buenos Samaritanos

  • Our Mission Statement

    Our drive is to love our neighbor as all people are created in the image of Christ Himself.  We do this by obeying Jesus’ Command,  “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”  As a group, our desire is to do corporal works of mercy.

    “There is no road more sure to God than to love your neighbor.”  St. Agustin

    “If you judge people, you don’t have time to love them.”  St. Teresa of Calcutta

    “With the love of neighbor the poor are rich, without the love of neighbor, the rich are poor.”  St. Agustin

     

     

  • The Greatest Commandment

     

    Luke 10: 25-37

    There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test him and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?  Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law?  How do you read it?  He said in reply, “You shall love the lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”  He replied to him,  “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.”

    The Parable of the Good Samaritan

    But, because he wanted to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”  Jesus replied, “A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho.  They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead.  A priest happened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.   Likewise, a Levite came to the place and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.  But, a Samaritan traveler  came upon him and was moved with compassion at the sight.  He approached the  victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and band-aged them.  Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn and cared for him.  The next day, he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, “Take care of him.  If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.”  “Which of these three, in your opinion, was a neighbor to the robber’s victim?”  He answered, “The  one who treated him with mercy.”  Jesus said to him,  “Go and do likewise.”

     

  • Help Support us

     

    “We are a group who are self supporting.   We provide our services by private donations and from bottle and can collections.  Participating in the Oregon Bottle Drop Centers blue bag program is helping us to raise these funds.  We receive blue bags and pass them out to the community; when these bags are full, we turn them in.  The advantage of this is we turn in the bags, and the bottle drop center does the counting of bottles and cans for us.  Examples of our works are working with the homeless: providing food, clothing,shoes, sleeping bags, and hygiene items.  We have helped people avoid eviction by helping with rent, provided medicine to the sick, and have given crutches to those in need.   If you would like to help us with your returnables, please contact the St. Cecilia Parish Office (503- 644-2619) and ask for blue bags.