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
Dec. 12, 2017 - Fr. Robert G. Doherty, SJ, was called to eternal life on Dec. 9, 2017, at Campion Center, Weston, Mass. He was born on Sept. 22, 1929, in Dorchester, Mass., entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1948, and was ordained on June 18, 1960. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 15, 1965, at Milltown Park, Dublin, Ireland.
Dec. 4, 2017 - In his December prayer video Pope Francis talks about his intention of the elderly. “Let us keep in mind our elders, so that sustained by families and institutions, may with their wisdom and experience collaborate in the education of new generations."
Dec. 1, 2017 - During November, the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces hosted numerous vocation awareness events in honor of Jesuit Vocations Month. Throughout the provinces, Jesuits shared stories of their vocations with men still discerning their callings.