Saint John's Soup Kitchen

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


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

Bank of America

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently donated $15,000 to St. John's.

Mark Cremonni of Merrill Lynch presents the check to Barbara Maran, executive director of the soup kitchen.

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Posted Sat, Dec 22nd, 2012 By Mike Strader News

The Christmas Season Is Upon Us!

Merry Christmas all!

This past few weeks has been wonderful. An incredible number of donations have arrived to bring our shelves from nearly bare to overflowing. Our soup kitchen is truly blessed to have such wonderful friends.

Yet again, this year we are excited to welcome Holiday Express who will

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Posted Sat, Dec 22nd, 2012 By Mike Strader News

St. John's on the Cooking Channel

The Cooking Channel recently came to St. John's thanks to the generous efforts of Peggy Guiliani and St. Aloysius RC Church of Caldwell, NJ. Peggy was chosen to be the focus of an episode of My Grandmother's Ravioli hosted by Mo Rocca. It is a show centered around family recipes

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Posted Tue, Nov 13th, 2012 By Mike Strader News

Wounded Warrior Project

Dear Friends,

Once again, we will be collecting new sweatpants, lounging pajamas, t-shirts, underwear, sneakers, and socks (men's and women's) for the Wounded Warriors at Bethesda Hospital.

We are also collecting new toys and new children's clothes for their dependants.


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Posted Wed, Aug 29th, 2012 By Strader News

Good Deeds at St. John's

St. John’s Catholic Church, located at 22 Mulberry Street in Newark, founded in 1826, the first Roman Catholic Parish in the state of New Jersey, is a house of worship where many good deeds take place. Miss Barbara Maran, who is the Director of “St. John’s Feed The Hungry”, a

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Posted Wed, Nov 17th, 2010 By Lucy Santos of Newark Historic Places Examiner News

Soup Kitchen Patrons turned Ph.D. candidates and Marry

Manu & James Wedding Soup Kitchen Newark, NJ

When you extend a hand, you never know who will grab it.

This is a love story. A success story. A story for those who say there are no good stories in the newspaper. This is a good one. So good, it is too good to be true. But it

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Posted Tue, Aug 10th, 2010 By Mark Di Ionno/Star-Ledger Columnist News
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