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“A Fresh Start”

Brother Paul’s Corner

Dear Friends of Franciscan Charities,

Peace be with you.

I have a new podcast where I discuss important spiritual topics, such as mercy. I invite you to listen by clicking HERE.

May God continue to bless you and your family always.

Pax et bonum.

Brother Paul


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People are hungry

The days are getting harder. We all know that. Here in the basement of St. Ann’s Church, the kitchen flooded again. The mayor of Newark placed us squarely within one of the city’s three virus [...]

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Meals to Go Update

Meals to Go update! It’s looking like we’re in for a long road ahead trying to keep our folks fed! But look what you’ve done already ! Just today: -- 200 hot meals of Corned [...]

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Thankful for helping hands

It was water, water everywhere at the soup kitchen yesterday, but plenty to drink for our clients!! A kitchen flood meant no hot food for our Meals to Go, but that didn’t stop our small [...]

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