Catholic Worker

LOS ANGELES CATHOLIC WORKER was founded in 1970 to serve the poor and homeless on LA's Skid Row. 
When do we go?
Six volunteers from American Martyrs go twice a month, on the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday.
What do we do?
We help prepare and serve a midday meal from 9:30am to 12 noon. We do what the core team asks us to do: cutting and chopping food, buttering bread and/or bagels, working the food line, after meal clean-up and additional tasks as assigned. Our work day runs from 7:00am - 1:00pm.  This includes a one hour round trip drive to the "Hippie" Kitchen in downtown Los Angeles. We coordinate with each other to carpool, as parking is limited.
How can I be one of the six American Martyrs parishioners who go to the Catholic Worker ?
A roster of those who regularly support this Matthew 25 Ministry is maintained. Usually, ten days or so before our next scheduled Catholic Worker day, those on our roster are asked, "who wants to go this time?" If you have never been and would like to go, contact the coordinators listed below and we will attempt to place you on a future team.
Requirements: Be on time, commit for the whole day's work, wear clothes that you don't mind getting food stained, and a hat (gloves are provided). You have one optional break to sit and eat the meal that is being served. Above all, treat our customers with dignity, respect, and a smile. You must be at least 18 years or older, and part of the American Martyrs team of six previously identified. 

Sam Dumond,, 310-376-3599 
Paul Jacoby,, 310-507-4405

These items are needed on an ongoing basis and can be dropped off at the Parish Center offices.
  • Shampoo & conditioner (all sizes)
  • Bar soap / liquid hand soap
  • Body lotion
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste (all sizes, all brands)
  • Containers for food (16 oz. or larger)
For more information on The LA Catholic Worker, visit