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Saint John's Soup Kitchen

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

973-623-0822

It takes a village...

Dear Friends,

As I walked around speaking to the men and women we serve, and meeting the volunteers here at St. John's, a popular saying among Youth Ministers came to mind, "It takes a village to raise a child".  In truth, it takes the selfless dedication and kindness of

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Posted Wed, Jul 29th, 2015 News

Our friends at Janssen

A group of volunteers from Janssen Pharmaceuticals chose St. John's Soup Kitchen for their day of service and outreach. They served a wonderful meal to our needy, with a helping of joy and compassion. We are so grateful for their time and effort and we hope they will be able to

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Posted Thu, Jul 9th, 2015 News

From the desk of Fr. Neil...

Dear friends,

As we age, a new rhythm enters our life. While it may be slower, it also can reveal a new kind of beauty. There comes a time to put aside many of the administrative responsibilities and listen more clsoely to the voice of God.

After 45 years

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Posted Fri, Jun 26th, 2015 News

A rose grows in Newark

Amidst the suffering, a rose blooms at St. John's as a sign of hope and God's love for all.

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Posted Fri, May 22nd, 2015 News

God Bless our Veterans


Posted Fri, May 22nd, 2015 News

From the desk of Fr. Neil...

Dear friends,

A gentle giant named Howard has lived on St. John's property for almost 25 years, sleeping behind bushes, under tables, on the pavement.  Howard kept a silent watch on the world around him.  Numerous effots to get him proper mental, social and medical care were always frustrated by

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Posted Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015 News

Our friends at New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange

Lucille and her wonderful crew from New Hope Baptist Church in East Orange served up a wonderful meal of spaghetti with meat sauce... and of course garlic bread! Our homeless and needy look forward to this tasty lunch which always comes served up with such joy and warmth.  They are such a blessing to

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Posted Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015 News

East Side H.S. holds Charity Champions Fundraiser to benefit St.John's

 

Optimum Community hosted a Charity Champions Check Presentation to East Side High School during the Peer Leadership Program's "Family Dinner Night". All proceeds from the fundraiser went to the soup kitchen at St. John's Church in Newark. The Peer Leadership students have chosen to raise money for the soup

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Posted Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015 News

What can I say?

Since I have been at St. John's I have encountered so many people. They come into your life, and then one day they are gone.

I was in Washington, DC visiting this past weekend. Sunday was sunny and warm. We were walking down a very busy street and suddenly I

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Posted Wed, Mar 4th, 2015 News

Notes from Boy Scout Troop 31

This message is going out to both Barbara Moran and Mark Walker,

I have been involved with Boy Scout Troop 31 for about eight years now. I have been to St. John's soup kitchen each of those years. About 4 years ago the coordination of this event with the scouts

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Posted Fri, Feb 27th, 2015 News

St. John's Health Services

One of the great blessings here at St. John's is our Medical Clinic.  Through the generosity of our Head Nurse and volunteer physicians, we have been able to provide emergency care to a growing number of sick and destitute people.  In a three-month period, 245 patients were seen.  Additionally, we

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Posted Thu, Jan 29th, 2015 News

Storm Juno

We were forced to close on Tuesday due to the weather but just beforehand we gave out over 300 bags containing three Cup Noodle lunches, protein bars, juice and candy to help our homeless and needy through the storm. Thankfully it was not as bad as forecast and we were back to our daily

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Posted Thu, Jan 29th, 2015 News

Happy Healthy New Year!

The New Year has started off with a frigid blast here in Newark. Our breakfast today of hot oatmeal, coffee and crumb buns was well received as you can imagine. As always, our lunch will start off with steaming cups of soup... today's special is kielbasa and cabbage!

Good health

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Posted Fri, Jan 9th, 2015 News

A Very Merry Christmas

We have been so blessed to have Holiday Express return once again to feed and entertain at St. John's for a festive Christmas eve meal. We wish you a very merry Christmas to everyone. God bless!

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Posted Wed, Dec 24th, 2014 By mstrader News

Feast... Italian style!

New Hope Baptist Church congregants served a delicious Italian dinner and homemade cakes to 300+ of our needy last weekend. They also served up the best garlic bread ever! What a nice change of pace for all as we were a little "turkeyed out" I think.

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Posted Wed, Dec 10th, 2014 News

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