Sunshine Ministry

Little Flower Parish and Saint Benedict School relentlessly champion the inherent dignity of all people. We lovingly welcome everyone, including persons with disabilities, their families and their friends.

Having made available 5 acres to Sunshine Communities, there now are two new beautiful homes for Sunshine residents adjacent to our 14 acre campus.

Church welcomes homes for disabled

Ground-breaking for complex today

By Mark Reiter

After learning from friends that Sunshine Communities wanted to build group homes in neighborhoods that would welcome and embrace people with special needs, the Rev. David Nuss instantly thought about his own parish.

Little Flower Church in West Toledo had more land than it needed at its 19-acre campus on Dorr Street. Also, parishioners, many of whom live in neighborhoods in Reynolds Corner, are advocates for integrating people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“They explained to me about the capital campaign to raise funds to be able to build new group homes,” Father Nuss recalled about the conversation over dinner last year.

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“People with disabilities . . .give us opportunities to grow in love, mutual aid and unity.”

Pope Francis