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 Mother Teresa's Haven (men's homeless shelter) is managed by Catholic Social Services, and provides temporary housing for homeless men. Our parish hosts Mother Teresa's Haven at various points in the year, providing overnight shelter in Conlan Hall. During this time, volunteers provide a hot, home-cooked evening meal, dine and share fellowship with our guests each night. Personal donations and the St. Vincent de Paul Fund are used to supply food and additional material aid as needed for clients in the program.


Mother Teresa's Haven-Volunteers Welcome for Feb./Mar. 2020 Visit

    St. Ignatius Parish will once again be hosting Mother Teresa's Haven in Conlan Hall from February 24th - March 8th. We are currently looking for sponsor groups to plan, supply, and cook meals throughout this two-week period. In addition, we welcome any individuals who can help support the work of Mother Teresa's Haven on any of the scheduled nights-from helping with kitchen prep, to serving, to sharing fellowship with our guests, to dishwashing and cleaning up.
    Sponsor groups (usually 4 to 6 people per group) cover all aspects of their given night, from planning the meal, to shopping for food, to cooking and serving the meal, to cleaning up. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. each night, and clean-up is usually completed around 8:00 p.m. Members from volunteer groups who are cooking the meal that evening should plan to arrive earlier as needed for food preparation.
    Individuals who want to offer supplemental support (from kitchen prep through clean-up) on any given night are always welcome.
    We welcome and invite any food donations parishioners might be able to offer in support of this ministry. Breads and homemade desserts we especially welcome.
    We extend a special welcome and invitation to those who have never had the chance to support and participate in Mother Teresa's Haven and would like to become involved this time around.
    We wish to thank all of our parishioners who have already volunteered and served in support of this ministry! Thank you for all that you do for and on behalf of St. Ignatius Parish! If you would like to help and become involved with this ministry, or if you have any questions about how you might help and become involved, please contact Tom Hamill (570-852-1183) or Mike Stretanski (570-817-3430). We look forward to hearing from you and to working with you. God bless.


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