The Msgr. King Outreach Center is an ecumenical outreach to Denton’s homeless population. Msgr. King first opened the doors of the Narthex at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church during a cold winter night in 2009.
Monsignor King once stated regarding his ecumenical outreach vision, that simply, “this is what we’re supposed to be doing”……
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
The MKOC is open from 6PM to 8AM during inclement weather: In winter when temps drop below 32 degrees and in summer when the heat increases to over 100 degrees. We offer a nourishing meal, cots and linens for a comfortable night’s sleep, and Christian fellowship from our wonderful volunteers.
Coordinated by members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church the center is a true collaboration of several churches, organizations, individuals, and businesses. We are blessed to have a temporary building provided by Denton Bible Church and transportation by Denton Calvary for our guests.
Many faith groups and individuals from local churches volunteer and donate supplies to operate the shelter. Some of our ecumenical partners include volunteers from St. David’s Episcopal Church, Singing Oaks, First United Methodist, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Some organizations include: Our Daily Bread, Knights of Columbus, ICC Staff, and others who volunteer their time and talents to the success of the shelter.
Local restaurants have generously participated to provide evening meals serving up to 50+ guests including Mom’s on Main, Metzler’s, Little Caesar’s, Cartwright Ranch….just to name a few.