For St. John's Hospice in Philadelphia, PA, the arrival of a new truck was a reason to rejoice, and our brothers Mike Meza, OFM Cap., Operations Manager for the Hospice (pictured) and John Daya, OFM Cap., were there. A story from Catholic Philly recounts the event . . .
"On a typical day St. John’s Hospice, the venerable Catholic Social Services’ outreach ministry for homeless men in center city Philadelphia, feeds 350-400 men. Most of that food isn’t prepared on site. It’s usually casseroles prepared by volunteers in parishes throughout the archdiocese, which means they have to be picked up and brought to the Race Street shelter.
"Thanks to a Maguire Foundation grant, St. John’s was able to replace its tired old truck with a brand new one, which was officially blessed at a Feb. 29 ceremony attended by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, members of the Maguire family, CSS officials and staff and volunteers at St. John’s . . . ."
Read the entire article here.