Praise God for the generous and loving hearts of St. Gen’s Parish who continue to serve and minister to those in need. Fr. Kevin thanks you for the love, care and joy you bring to our neighbors in need.
Through the leadership and involvement of many, the faithful of St. Gen’s continue to live the Gospel of Love by feeding the poor and assisting members of our parish community who are in need, right here at home. There is an even more vital need for food during this crisis, as unemployment has hit hard everywhere. Here’s a brief update of how you can help from Fr. Kevin.
Mother of Mercy House: Sandwiches are being sanitarily made at home (PB & J, meats and cheese, all kinds ) by an army of ministers each week and packed with a piece of fruit, a juice or bottle of water and a snack in lunch bags and safely dropped off curbside at the Mother of Mercy House in Kensington. Hundreds of lunches are provided weekly by St. Gen’s ! 507 Poplar porch is the dropoff by Tues !
St. Francis Inn: Because of the immense outpouring of generosity, the Kensington Outreach is also assisting another of our favorite parish ministries, St. Francis Inn, which serves more than 300 daily. SF Inn has limited refrigeration so PB & J, Nutella or similar are appreciated as are juice boxes or small water pods, which fit well into the lunch bags!
Patrician Society of Norristown: We are now helping to feed the poorest of the poor in Norristown and Montgomery County through the Patrician Society Food Bank based at St. Patrick’s in Norristown. Eleven boxes of non-perishable groceries were delivered safely (no contact) this week by the Chepulis family. Kindly drop off canned goods and other non-perishables at 15 Franklin. Give a beep so they know you’re there !
The Knights of Columbus donations of rosaries have been distributed at Chestnut Hill Hospital and the Villa.
Grocery/Pharmacy Gift Cards in support of families in need can also be made by dropping or sending to Fr. Kevin at the rectory.
Chestnut Hill Hospital is accepting donated masks! If you have unused facial masks, the Hospital will accept them. Any type of mask is acceptable including surgical, N95, construction, etc. Put in plastic and you can drop them off at the main entrance to the hospital.
Father Kevin and our Extraordinary Ministers continue to contact our homebound parishioners regarding their needs, however, if you know anyone who may be elderly and alone or in need of food or supplies, please call the rectory and if no answer, please leave a message, which is checked often by our staff working at home.