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Food Pantry

Posted on September 06, 2020 in: Social Concerns

Food Pantry
FOOD PANTRY needs FRUIT JUICE. Thank you to all families for supporting St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry (working in affiliation with Central PA Food Bank), also needed for distribution: Instant mashed potatoes, Canned fruit, Canned vegetables, Gravy, Cranberry sauce, Bag cookies, Fruit snacks, Hot Chocolate packets, Grocery gift cards (any amount). Contact persons with questions:  Dianne Fisher SL 570-322-3278.

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Sojourner Truth Ministry

Posted on September 06, 2020 in: Social Concerns

Sojourner Truth Ministry
SOJOURNER TRUTH MINISTRY CONTACT: Steve Bower @ 412-526-8839. Soujourner House of Hope enables participants in a season of homelessness to develop a plan conducive to healthy living and ame positive and productive transitions into society.

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Family Promise

Posted on September 06, 2020 in: Social Concerns

Family Promise
Family Promise is providing meals and shelter for homeless families in our community. The host churches are providing meals and overnight hosts. Our week is September 6th-13th. Volunteers are needed provide meals are asked to bring the food to the Family Promise day center (the former MD rectory) on Hepburn St. Face masks are provided to families. Social distancing is expected. To volunteer please contact Margy Foran @ 570-360-1292.

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Family Promise

Posted on April 30, 2020 in: Social Concerns

Family Promise
There is a dire need for assistance to Family Promise (FP) to cover lodging and food for families in need. Some families are sheltering in hotels because they cannot find housing or stay with FP right now. Monetary donations could be sent to the St. Boniface office*. Make checks payable to - St. Boniface and on the check memo line write: Family Promise. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity. Family Promise Contact Margy Foran @ 570-360-1292.

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Family Promise

Posted on April 21, 2020 in: Social Concerns

Family Promise
“So many things have been suspended because of COVID-19, but what hasn’t been suspended is homelessness itself.” Claas Ehlers, Family Promise CEO. Much like every other organization during this pandemic, Family Promise has changed the way they are able to care for homeless families. While the strength of Family Promise was the many people driven by their faith and compassion to show up with food and hospitality to aid a homeless family, the proximity of caring people causes undeniable risk to the health of our entire community at this time. Our parish i...

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Family Promise

Food Pantry

Posted on March 03, 2020 in: Social Concerns

Food Pantry
    The following item request for March is Peanut Butter. Thank you to all families that have continued to feed the food box in both parishes. St. Joseph the Worker Food Pantry (working in affiliation with Central Pa. Food Bank), also need for distribution: Instant mashed potatoes, Canned fruit, Canned vegetables, Gravy, Cranberry sauce, Bag cookies, Fruit snacks, Hot Chocolate packets, Grocery gift cards (any amount). Contact persons with questions: Sue Lingg SB 570-322-8349 and Dianne Fisher SL 570-322-3278.

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Sojourner House of Hope - Open House
Open House - Sojourner House of Hope Friday February 28th 5:30p-7:30pm 669 Center St. Williamsport Sojourner Truth Ministries  Come learn about the planned communal, short-term home for women dedicated to leaving homelessness for God. Food provided by Hillside Catering. RSVP www.stmwilliamsport.org or 323- 1797.

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Family Promise

Posted on February 11, 2020 in: Social Concerns

Family Promise
Our parish will be hosting Family Promise from February 16th – 23rd . Currently there are 4 families totaling 13 people being served by the program. We invite our Family Promise volunteers to consider when they may be available. Contact Margy at signup4familypromisehere@gmail.com for more information.

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Family Promise

Posted on February 02, 2020 in: Social Concerns

Family Promise
Wonderful News Margy Foran had agreed to lead this vital ministry. Only 4 times each year, our parishes host homeless families while they await new housing. We have a good number of workers to assist. Now Margy completes the picture. THANKS for stepping forward! If you want to join that team with some small and well-defined tasks, contact her at 570-360-1292 or signup4familypromisehere@gmail.com   On February 9th at 4pm there will be a gathering for new and current volunteers and interested people, at the St. Lawrence Parish Center Basement (PREP Building). Conta...

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Food Pantry

Posted on January 06, 2020 in: Ministries, Social Concerns

Food Pantry
January Food Pantry Thank you to all our families, we have been able to take a very large amount of food to the St. Joseph Food Pantry throughout November and December. We ask that you continue this so that we can help throughout the winter months. This is a service project of the SB & SL Parish Councils. Item of the month of January: Spaghetti Sauce. Other Items needed: Cereal/granola bars; Mac and Cheese; Peanut Butter; Pasta/Pasta Sauce; Ramen Noodle; Tuna; Canned Vegetables. If you have questions or suggestions regarding this ...

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“Touch-A-Heart” at Christmas 2019
The time is here for the “Touch-A-Heart” at Christmas. A tree will be placed in the lobby at the entrance of St. Boniface Church and one in the back of the church at St. Lawrence. Please take a tag/envelop from the tree. This year we will give locally and also have an opportunity to share our gifts abroad. Place your donations in the attached envelop: You can either drop it in the church collection plate, or bring it to the rectory. If you are donating a gift (for Salvation Army), please wrap it and include the tag with the gift so they know what it is and place...

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Food Pantry

Posted on October 22, 2019 in: Pastoral Council, Social Concerns

Food Pantry
Thank you to our St. Boniface/St. Lawrence Families for helping fill the food boxes. Hoping for more families to help fill the food box as we try to fill the shelves at the St. Joseph The Worker Food Pantry. This is a service project of the SB & SL Parish Councils. Item of the month of October: STUFFING & INSTANT MASHED POTATOES. Other Items needed: Cereal/granola bars; Mac and Cheese; Peanut Butter; Pasta/Pasta Sauce; Ramen Noodle; Tuna; Canned Vegetables. If you have questions or suggestions regarding this ministry, contact Sue Lingg 322-8349 or Dianne Fisher 322-...

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Senior Care Ministry Needs

Posted on October 22, 2019 in: Social Concerns

Senior Care Ministry Needs
Our card ministry is gearing up for the upcoming holiday season and is in need of Thanksgiving & Christmas greeting cards and Fall & Christmas themed stickers. We could also use postage stamps. You can donate to this wonderful ministry by placing these items in the Senior Care Box located in the Coat Room at St. Boniface or in the foyer of St. Lawrence Church. Thank you for your support.

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Senior CARE Team

Family Promise

Posted on August 09, 2019 in: Social Concerns

It is time for us to host the Family Promise guests again.  Our next week wil be August 11th - 18th.  Kathy Venaski (570)419-5712, is our Food Coordinator and should be contacted if you are able to provide dinner for one of the nights.  Ray Fischer (570)326-5464 is our Overnight Coordinator. As of today, there are 2 families with 4 adults, 3 children under the age of 4, and 2 infants in the program.  We provide them with food for breakfast and lunch in addition to the dinners provided at the Parish Center.  I am also looking for help with Set-Up, Van drivers, Tearing down and Clea...

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Touch-A-Heart Christmas Tree

Posted on November 13, 2018 in: Social Concerns

Touch-A-Heart Christmas Tree The lobbies of St Boniface and St Lawrence have Touch-A-Heart Christmas Trees.  Please take a tag from the tree for the missions in Ecuador or Nicaragua and the local agencies like Family Promise, Shepherd of the Streets and Salvation Army.  Time is running out to take a tag from the Touch–A–Heart tree! Please bring envelopes to church by December 23rd.  Be as generous as God has been with you. Thank you!

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Central America Mission

Posted on October 02, 2018 in: Social Concerns

NICARAGUA "Walk of Water Projects" Central Region 2018 - Projection Rain Harvesting systems for 25 families in las Lomas and Cerro de Piedra. 2017 - Rain Harvesting systems installed for 45 families in las Lomas and Cerro de Piedra. 2016 - Repair of communities wells and water catchment system in El Jicaro and Piedra de Agua, benefitting 100 families. 2015 - Installation of water lines, Barrio Nuevo Amanecer, benefitting 30 families. 2014 - Installation of water lines, drinking fountains and water tank, 15 de Septiembre and Vamos a Jesus schools, benefitting...

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