Saint John's Soup Kitchen

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


Doer/Donor Mass in November

St. John's Soup Kitchen

Dear Friends,

Everyday I give thanks to God for all the incredible people who gather at St. John's and care for those who are in such great need. I would like the opportunity to thank you personally for your great compassion and service.

I would be honored if you would

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Posted Thu, Oct 31st, 2013 By mstrader News

Week of October 20th-26th

As the weather grows colder, the hot meals we serve feed more and more hungry people each day. 

This week the Men's Spirituality group from Our Lady of The Lake in Verona, NJ brought in pancakes and sausage.

Also, the Boy Scouts Troop #6 from Caldwell, NJ came in

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Posted Mon, Oct 28th, 2013 By mstrader News

Coats for Cookies - This October

St. John's Soup Kitchen

This month the Hilton Blue Energy Community Team will be collecting coats until October 30th.

Any gently used Adult and Children size coats can be donated in exchange for a delicious bag of cookies!Chefs Mark and Christine will be collecting coats and any other donations.

Coats will be donated along

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Posted Mon, Oct 21st, 2013 By mstrader News

A Young Person's Perspective

Before we got on the train, I was wondering what it is like to be on a soup kitchen line, waiting to be fed and having no place to go afterward. I felt lucky not to be on of those people. Then I hopped on the train and the ride

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Posted Wed, Oct 9th, 2013 By mstrader News

Summer Reflection

Dear Friends,

I cannot remember a summer as hot as this one in all the years I have been at St. John's. As you know, when the heat goes up, tempers tend to flare.

One day in July, a few guys started arguing with each other. It soon escalated. My

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Posted Tue, Oct 8th, 2013 By Barbara Maran News

This Week at St. John's

We welcom the Don Bosco boys' Freshman Class! They'll be working with us all year.

The Korean Presbyterian Church will be here once again serving their homemade meal of dumplings, beef, and broccoli. Besides cooking, they also provide much needed haircuts for our homeless population.

Our favorite artist, Mary Pagana,

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Posted Fri, Oct 4th, 2013 By mstrader News

Thanks to Our Web Support!

A special word of thanks to our "tech genius", Mr. Rodney Calafati at Northern Pride! Rodney has been working with us on developing our website. He has been extremely generous with his time and commitment to our mission of caring for the poor. The site has provided us with opportunities

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Posted Sat, Sep 28th, 2013 By mstrader News


At his inauguration, our new Pope Francis said we must all be protectors of the created world by "sharing loving concern for each person, especially children, the elderly and those in need who are often the last people thought of."  I like this as a focal point because it highlights

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Posted Thu, Aug 1st, 2013 By Seton Hall Student News

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

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