Sunday, June 30, 2013

We have friends from our partner parish visiting Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parish this weekend. At all the masses, Ms. Tanya, St. Francis Soup Kitchen Assistant. and Kirk Hallett, St. Francis Parish member, want to take a few minutes to invite us to walk the soup kitchen line at our parish. At noon on Sunday July 7th we will be bringing to you an authentic soup kitchen meal and an opportunity to experience a look into the lives of the poor and needy of Allison Hill in Harrisburg. It is an opportunity to raise awareness (and hopefully some funds) to help with new programming to get kids off the streets and into a healthy environment 5 evenings a week. Please join us in this journey in the spirit of St. Francis and as Pope Francis asks us to do.

Kids in the Allison Hill section of Harrisburg experience the constant threat of violence outside their front doors. They experience the ravages of drug trafficking and drug violence. As soon as they walk out their front door they are in an environment where hope is scarce. Can we show them that there is another way? Can we show them a place that is safe and where they can play with friends in confidence? Can we show them the grace of Jesus? Help us open the doors of Saint Francis of Assisi gym and soup kitchen 5 nights a week for the kids who look for someplace healthy to spend their time, who look for friends who will help them on the right path in life, who look for an alternative to what they experience on the streets outside their homes. For many of them, this is the only opportunity to have a meal at dinnertime or to enjoy healthy friendships.

Everyone's welcome! Come at Noon on Sunday, July 7, as Saint Francis of Assisi Parish brings their soup kitchen to us on the West Shore. Just $15 per adult and $5 per child under 18. Food is donated by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish -- all funds go directly to the evening program for youth at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Harrisburg.
June 29, 2013
Msgr. William J. King

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