On the front page of the Pittsburgh Catholic’s Oct. 5 edition is a story about one of our parishioners – Joe Calloway – and his work with helping Dirty Vagabond Ministries expand into Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood next summer.

At the heart of Dirty Vagabond’s effort is an outreach model based on Jesus’ ministry. Missionaries and trained volunteers meet kids where they are – basketball courts, housing projects or in schools that partner with the ministry.

 In 2020, urban missionaries will begin outreach in the city’s Hill District.

The missionaries have been reaching out to youth exposed to violence and drugs in Pittsburgh’s Garfield, Bloomfield and Friendship neighborhoods, and in Sharpsburg, according to the article.

For more information, go to www.dirtyvagabond.com.

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