Guac for Good: Raising Funds to Benefit Xavier Mission in NYC
July 13, 2017 - On Tues., July 25, the Rosa Mexicano on 18th St. between 5th Ave and Union Square in Manhattan will host a fundraiser to benefit Xavier Mission called Guac for Good. To participate in this fundraiser, patrons need to bring this invitation to Rosa Mexicano that day and they will donate 15% of the bill to Xavier Mission. There is no additional cost to the customers but reservations are preferred by the restaurant. The invitation can be used at either lunch or dinner that day. Click here to learn more.
Since 1983, Xavier Mission has welcomed, served, and empowered guests with dignity and respect. They operate six community outreach programs that provide a continuum of services to those facing difficult times:
The Welcome Table soup kitchen, provides hot meals every Sunday afternoon
The All Saints Clothing Room, provides clean, casual and professional clothing
The Food Pantry, provides a shopping-style selection of foods for families
The Fr. Ned Coughlin, SJ, Men’s Shelter, provides a safe sleeping space for 12 men every night
The Life-Skills Training & Empowerment Program (L-STEP), provides life-skills workshops, mentoring, a support group and trauma-informed services for individuals who have experienced homelessness
The Financial Assistance Program, provides payments for rental arrears to help families and individuals avoid eviction
Feb. 21, 2018 — In a letter to Congress and President Trump, Fr. Bill Muller, SJ, executive director of the Jesuit Schools Network, called for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines and require a background check for gun sales.
Feb. 6, 2018 — Bishop George Murry, SJ, of Youngstown, Ohio, gave a talk on racism at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Charlotte, N.C., on Jan. 27. “If we are to be true to the principles on which our country was founded and the principles on which our faith is based, we must do much more.”
Feb. 2, 2018 - In his February prayer video, Pope Francis spoke on his intention of opposing corruption. “Let us pray that those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.”
Jan. 31, 2018 - The Fairfield University Art Museum is presenting a major international loan exhibition, The Holy Name—Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age, which will be on view in the museum’s Frank and Clara Meditz Gallery in Bellarmine Hall from February 2 through May 19, 2018.