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
July 14, 2017 - Free, online access to numerous scholarly publications and sources in the Jesuit Studies field is now available, thanks to a project of the Boston College Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies. The Portal to Jesuit Studies is meant to serve as a "Jesuit Google," strengthening the institute's efforts to serve as a resource on the history, spirituality, and pedagogy of the Society of Jesus.
July 13, 2017 - July 14 is the feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint in the Catholic Church who converted to Christianity after being inspired by Jesuit missionaries in what is now upstate New York.
July 5, 2017 - In his July prayer video Pope Francis talks about his intention of lapsed Christians. “Let us pray that our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the Gospel, may rediscover the beauty of the Christian life.”
July 5, 2017 -- JESUITS Magazine, the magazine of the Maryland and USA Northeast Provinces won a 2017 Catholic Press Association (CPA) award (Second place) in the Best Religious Order Magazine category.