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April 5, 2001

ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA VOLUNTEERS SHELTER THE HOMELESS

Approximately 75 volunteers will take part in the second Mercy Works Service Project - Shelter the Homeless. The volunteers will clean, garden, paint and work on minor construction projects at three shelters in the Philadelphia - South Vicariate. Reverend Monsignor John T. Conway, Vicar for Philadelphia -South Vicariate will join the volunteers.* The Archdiocesan Mercy Works Service Projects flow from the Jubilee Year 2000 and are based upon the Corporal Works of Mercy.


Saturday, April 7, 2001
9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. - Prayer Service
Archdiocesan Office Center Auditorium
222 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA
9:45 a.m. Volunteers Depart for Assigned Shelter (Some volunteers will remain at office center to build planters)


Saint John's Hospice
10:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

1221 Race Street, Philadelphia
Emergency shelter and day services programs for homeless men
30 adult volunteers will paint walls of 3,000 square foot enclosed yard* (Rev. Msgr. John T. Conway will participate)
15 to 20 members of St. John Chrysostom Parish Youth Group, Wallingford, Delaware County will prepare items for residents' lunch (youth group will only be present in morning)

Saint Mary's Residence
10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

247 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia
Permanent housing for single women, usually over age 50
8 to 10 volunteers will clean and garden

McAuley House
10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

1800 Morris Street, Philadelphia
Residence for medically fragile women
8 to 10 volunteers will paint and do minor repairs

The Mercy Works Service Projects are based upon existing Archdiocesan volunteer efforts and are intended to be reminders that we are called upon to serve our neighbor all year long. Each of the Mercy Works Service Projects will take place in a different Vicariate of the Archdiocese. In February 2001, volunteers filled and delivered breakfast bags to homebound seniors in Bucks County.

Feed the Hungry
Bucks County Vicariate
February 17, 2001

Shelter the Homeless
Philadelphia South Vicariate
April 7, 2001

Tend the Sick
Philadelphia North Vicariate
May 12, 2001

Visit Those in Prison
Montgomery County Vicariate
July 14, 2001

Clothe the Naked
Chester County Vicariate
September 29, 2001

Bury the Dead
Delaware County Vicariate
November 10, 2001

Contact
Donna Farrell
Broadcast and Media Specialist
215-587-3747

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