Three ladies rang our bell on Saturday bearing 200 "goody bags" containing socks, gloves, hats and toiletries which they distributed to our homeless. They chose to remain anonymous. What a blessing in this cold weather.
Over the Thanksgiving period, many heart-warming things happened here at St. John's. Groups from many schools, churches and unions held food drives which will help carry us through the winter. Countless individuals dropped off turkeys and hams for our pre-Thanksgiving feast. On behalf of our homeless and needy, we thank
Our Thanksgiving Feast for our homeless and needy on this snowy day was bountiful! We roasted 170 lbs of turkey which was served up with all the trimmings by our volunteers amongst whom was our Archbishop Hebda, Governor Christie and First Lady, Mary Pat, County Executive, Joseph Di Vincenzo, and our
Thank you Bishop Mark Beckwith of the neighboring Episcopal Diocese of Newark building for being a true friend to all whom we serve here at St. John's!
The blessings continue! Sheriff Armando, Jackie and officers came laden down with turkeys and cannned veggies. That they take the time to do this, considering how busy they are, is a tribute to all these officers and staff. God bless them!
The parishioners of St. Aloysius in Caldwell who sponsor a homemade meatloaf dinner once a month ran their annual turkey drive and this morning showed up with 125 turkeys plus gift cards to buy veggies and pies for our soup kitchen. The goodness of these people is such a
The Teamsters arrived early this morning with a truckload of turkeys and all the trimmings, and cases upon cases of much needed canned vegetables and soups. They brought many men and women with them who helped unload the truck and stack the shelves in our warehouse. They will be back
Our good friend, Bob Moynihan and his group of volunteers from Our Lady Mother of the Church in Woodcliff Lake, prepared and served a delicious meal of soup, lasagna, salad, buttered rolls... and to top it all off, the best homemade brownies! The meal was a resounding success in spite
What a wonderful turnout of our doers and donors at our annual Mass last Sunday, followed by a luncheon. The Motorcycle Ministry of the Knights of Columbus joined us this year. What an honor! It was such a grand celebration of our Ministry here at St. John's , made possible
Last Saturday brought an extra measure of comfort and support to our homeless and needy. Operation Stand Down is a United States non-profit organization providing services to our homeless veterans. Carmen and Camacho, volunteers with Operation Stand Down, came laden with outdoor survival bags filled to the brim, and distributed them to our
Through the mercy and love of God, small miracles happen daily at St. John's. The greatest miracle is the service given by so many of you who support our Women and Children's Center, our Medical Clinic, and our meal program. I would like the opportunity to thank you
Faith Lutheran Church, "faithful" to St. John's for over 20 years, had their last bbq of the season this month. What a fun time for all with wonderful bbq fare and the most amazing desserts, all home made by the parishioners of Faith Lutheran. Our homeless and needy truly felt