Saint John's Soup Kitchen

P.O. Box 200147
22 Mulberry Street
Newark, NJ 07102-5202


Cook Out!!

  For me, there isn't much that beats summer weather, good food, and great company... So, a good ole summer cook out??  Yes please!!!  This Saturday, we will be having such a warm weather delight here at St. John's.  This was only made possible by Faith Lutheran Church in New

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Posted Thu, Jul 11th, 2013 News

Picnic Time!

  Wanted to send out a thank you to our friends at Hillside Baptist Church for their help with the recent picnic at the YMCA.  We helped sponsor it but they truly 'carried the team' if you will.  Thank you so much for your gift of service and for putting on

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Posted Thu, Jul 11th, 2013 By Seton Hall Volunteer News

Service on a SIlver Platter

We just want to take a moment to thank Chef Mark and the THE HILTON BLUE ENERGY COMMUNITY TEAM for their wonderful donation of food and service.  It was quite a treat to have them come in and cook a five star meal for all of our friends on the line. 

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Posted Thu, Jul 11th, 2013 By Seton Hall Volunteer News

Serving God's Children

Dear friends,

    Recent newspaper articles have raised the alarm that from 2007 to 2011, the number of children in poverty has climbed 20%.  We certainly have experienced this at St. John's. 

    Each day we see more mothers with their children seeking our help.  Compassion helps us see their

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Posted Thu, Jul 11th, 2013 By Fr. Neil News

Fresh Soup With a Dash Of Love

unrelated soup, but cool picture

We recently got an email from a dear friend in Oklahoma.  I don't say dear friend because 'we go way back' but because this friend is close to our hearts and deeply embedded in our prayers.  He wrote us with his father in mind, who is not in the best

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Posted Thu, Jun 13th, 2013 By Seton Hall Volunteer News

The NAIL Grant Art Exemplars & Awards Exhibit Show

St. John's proudly hosted the NAIL Grant Art Exemplars & Awards Exhibit Show and dons the artwork of some amazingly talented, local students!  We had a banquet for the awards reception, which was a blast.  But the best is still here; the artwork!  We invite you to stop by the gallery in the

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Posted Thu, Jun 13th, 2013 Event

The Little Way

   Summer has always been a joy-filled time for me.  Full of leisure, time spent with family and friends, and good books.  This summer is kind of new territory I must admit.  There is less time for leisure with job searching and obligations.  Time spent with family is for me,

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Posted Thu, Jun 6th, 2013 By Seton Hall Volunteer News

Writer's Block

St. John's Soup Kitchen

  Hello again everyone.  Today, I have some questions that I can't get out of my head so I'll subject you to them if you don't mind.  What is something I most identify with?  What would I feel lost or incomplete without?  Well, my first answer would be The Lord of course but that could

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Posted Thu, May 2nd, 2013 By Seton Hall Volunteer News

Do You Love Me?

Do You Love Me?

For us Christians, this is a special time of year because we are an Easter people.  As I heard last Sunday's Gospel reading, it kept resonating in my heart like a neverending echo.  So, I thought I'd share why with all of you.  In John's Gospel account of Jesus revealing

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Posted Thu, Apr 18th, 2013 By Seton Hall University Student Volunteer News

A Letter for all Our Friends

Dear friends,

  Love is the most precious gift we have to give.  We are blessed here at St. John's with volunteers from high school students to senior citizens, proving that you are never too young or too old to love! 

  Working together as a team, we try to

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Posted Thu, Apr 4th, 2013 By Fr. Neil News

A Pope for the Poor

Pope Francis

This is long over due but... did you hear about the Pope?? There's quite the buzz amid the Catholic population right now about our first Pope from the new world.  The buzz hasn't missed us here at St. John's in the least.  What we really love about Pope Francis is

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Posted Thu, Apr 4th, 2013 News

From Our Family to Yours

Baby John Gerard

A big thanks to everyone for prayers that Teena and Manu would have a safe delivery of their first baby.  He was born to the proud parents around 1pm on March 6th weighing in at 4lb 14oz.  Mother and son are now home, safe and sound and we here at St.

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Posted Thu, Mar 14th, 2013 News

Real Talk

the line

Throughout the years we've had loads of volunteers coming in and we love them to death.  I'd really like to take a moment for some of what I like to call "real talk."  What keeps us running is not the limited number of volunteers we have and can facilitate (because we cannot

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Posted Thu, Jan 31st, 2013 News

Behind the Scenes and On the Line

slice and dice

  Just wanted to share about this morning at St. John's to give you a glimpse at our morning, which you can help support... First, as with any production, there's the behind the scenes action.  This is where the "magic" happens, and by magic I mean chopping of vegetables, stirring of soup, clean up, etc; slicing and dicing essentially.  I'm sure

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Posted Thu, Jan 24th, 2013 News

St. John's Update

Winter arrived this week with cold, rain, sleet and gloom.

We saw many new faces especially at our Women and Children's Center,  mostly because benefits had run out.

This week our volunteer MD, eye doctor, and foot doctors were all available at our Clinic and were very busy helping many

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Posted Wed, Jan 16th, 2013 By Mike Strader News