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June 19, 2013


This Agency of Catholic Social Services Has Served
More than 6 Million Men Struggling with Homelessness

Since opening its doors on September 7th 1963 Saint John's Hospice has served the needs of homeless and hungry men in the city of Philadelphia. Providing food, shelter, clothing and counseling, Saint John's Hospice prides itself in being a community grounded in faith and service, where homeless persons can find dignity, respect, nourishment and opportunities for new beginnings.

To celebrate 50 years of service to Philadelphia's male homeless population, an Anniversary Gala will be held to raise funds in support of its mission.

Sunday September 7, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Reading Terminal Market
51 North 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the guest of honor. Other distinguished guests, staff, volunteers and benefactors are expected to attend. Guests will enjoy entertainment provided by Joe Conklin and the Greaseband, along with food, drink, auctions and raffles.


Editor's Note: Saint John's Hospice offers a daily lunch program currently serving an average of 350 men each day. Showers, clothing, personal hygiene articles and mail service are also offered to those in need. The facility includes a 52-bed shelter for homeless men, including 12 beds specifically for those men in fragile medical condition.

Major funding for the services provided comes from private donations. To learn more about Saint John's Hospice, to register to attend, or to become a sponsor for the 50th Anniversary Gala, please visit

Stephanie Brophy
Associate Director of Communications

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