Harrisburg's Saint Francis Soup Kitchen came to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish today. The staff of the soup kitchen came to help raise awareness for their evening program to provide kids in the Allison Hill section of Harrisburg with a safe and healthy environment five evenings a week. The children in that neighborhood know that the dangers of drugs and violence as soon as they leave their homes. Saint Francis Soup Kitchen has opened their doors, and the doors of St. Francis gym, to the young people of the neighborhood. These kids can play with friends, have a good meal, and have fun in a safe environment with good values and the awareness of Jesus Christ. A number of our parishioners regularly go over to the soup kitchen to serve meals; today the soup kitchen came to us, and served us a meal cooked in their kitchen. It was a blessing for both parishes -- that's why we're partner parishes!
July 7, 2013
Msgr. William J. King