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
Jan. 9, 2018 - Dr. Thomas de Quesada, current Dean of Men at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, Florida, has been named the next principal of Fairfield Prep. Dr. de Quesada will assume this new role on July 1, 2018.
In his first video of 2018, Pope Francis spoke on his January intention, religious minorities in Asia. “Let us pray for all of them so that Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.”
Jan. 2, 2018 - Fr. Edward F. Howard, SJ, was called to eternal life on Dec. 24, 2017. He was born on May 25, 1932, entered the Society of Jesus at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Mass., on Sept. 7, 1951, and was ordained on June 11, 1966, at Weston College, Weston, Mass. He pronounced his final vows on Aug. 14, 1990.
Jan. 2, 2018 - Fr. William D. Ibach, SJ, was called to eternal life on Dec. 24, 2017. He was born on Feb. 20, 1929, entered the Society of Jesus at Shadowbrook, Lenox, Mass., on July 30, 1946, and was ordained on June 13, 1959, at Weston College, Weston, Mass. He pronounced his final vows on Nov. 5, 1980.