Our guardian angels, Meals with a Mission, continue to supply us twice a week with bag lunches and once a month with hot lunches. On behalf of our homeless and needy, we are grateful.
We had a record turnout of over 500 people with a big representation from the FBI (who reside across the street from us) as well as many local business employees. It was an uplifting spiritual experience for all of us.
St. Raphael's Livingston Youth Group brought a wonderful lunch last Saturday of mac & cheese, hot dogs, and chili. What a happy lunch crowd we had! On their behalf, thank you St. Raphael's!
"To love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person the face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely. And you are, dear brothers and sisters, the face of Jesus." (Pope Francis, Address during Visit at the Homeless Shelter
We are partnering with Bridges, well known in the Newark Community for their outreach and social services. They will enhance our existing services and will also be providing a wide range of medical services, in addition to finding housing, and recovering I.D.'s.
Chobani , unable to deliver to the U.S. Olympic Team, decided to share with us and delivered 1000 containers of yogurt today. The athletes didn't get it, but a lot of very needy people will. It's going to make a great addition to breakfast tomorrow morning!
Go Team USA!
We are assisting a single Dad who has full custody of his daughter due to tragic circumstances. He has been homeless but now has a full-time job and has been placed in an apartment. We are helping with necessities such as bedding, pots and pans, tableware, and food. Please keep
Just to let you know we are working to improve our technology to serve you better. Fortunately, we found an angel in Mr. Robert Adler of Eagle Research Consultants who is guiding us in upgrading our database systems. Thank you, Robert!
Ss. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church donated 100 prepared lamb shank dinners to our Women & Children's Center. One of our ladies started to cry with excitement. She hadn't had lamb in years! It was truly wonderful!
As anyone who has ventured into the stock room at St. John's will tell you, our walk-in freezer has been in rough shape for quite some time. Well, thanks to the generosity of Kevin Cummings, President and CEO of Investors Bank, we are very fortunate to say that our freezer
Mike Savage and his crew at Our Lady of Peace, New Providence supplied us with 100 hoodies and 500 pairs of gloves. So desperately needed in this arctic weather.
A good friend of Saint John's donated a wonderful meal on Saturday from King's Family Restaurant that served 300 people. What a treat!
Despite single digit temperatures and a -5o wind chill, the hungry of Newark made their way to St. John's this morning. Today patrons were fortunate to be served by recently appointed coadjutor Archbishop Bernard Hebda who braved the bitter cold as he, along with volunteers from the Seton Hall University
We have been upgrading our computer system in order to be more responsive to your interest in our programs. Unfortunately, old postings were sent out this week wishing you all a "Happy Thanksgiving"! While I certainly hope your Thanksgiving was a happy one, we do wish you the