POOR PERSON’S SUPPER
Monday, April 1, 6:30-9:00 pm
“In the Just and Compassionate Spirit of St. Joseph: The Dear Neighbor”
This unique Lenten opportunity will bring us together in fellowship to focus on the three special actions Jesus calls us to during Lent: Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. Together we will prayerfully reflect on the meaning of Lent while joyfully fasting as we have our simple dinner of soup and bread and practice almsgiving by donating to The Welcome Center in lieu of what would have been spent on a dinner out at a restaurant. The Welcome Center is a very worthwhile non-profit organization that works with the immigrants and others to improve the quality of their lives through education, access to support services, and programs leading to self-sufficiency. It is in the Kensington section of the Philadelphia. It is an integral part of an ‘oasis in the dessert’ in a very marginalized part of the city as it is across the street from Mother of Mercy House (which received our donation last year) and they work in concert to offer so much to the neediest of our neighbors. The Welcome Center is one of the social ministries of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Sr. Kathy McShane, SSJ and Sr. Pat Madden, SSJ will be our speakers and provide us with a fuller view of their mission here as well as their recent visit to El Paso.
Reservations are a must and can be made by either signing up in the Narthex or by contacting Andy Dougherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-813-1066.