Welcoming Lent 2018

 As we prepare ourselves for the coming of Easter, I would ask you to take a moment to consider the true meaning of Lent. Many people observe Lent as a period of sacrifices, often fasting, "giving up" habits and focusing on personal challenges. But does this truly capture the spirit of Lent? Instead, think [...]

By |2018-03-19T11:46:32-04:00February 14th, 2018|blog|Comments Off on Welcoming Lent 2018

Breakfast At The Breadline

This week, the St. Francis Breadline was happy to welcome the hard working team from Bombas. Bombas is a company that makes special durable antimicrobial socks for the homeless, having donated over 64,000 pairs to shelter and programs in New York City over the last year. Not only does Bombas donate socks to the Breadline [...]

By |2017-09-29T09:19:27-04:00September 29th, 2017|blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Breakfast At The Breadline

Solar Eclipse 2017

Well, I’m off to see the total eclipse in Clemson, SC which is in the center of the center line of totality. Smack in the middle! A few interesting factoids about eclipses that I have dug up. Remember that 99% might as well be 80% or 70% or any percentage. Only 100% gives you the [...]

By |2017-09-05T20:48:37-04:00August 21st, 2017|blog|Comments Off on Solar Eclipse 2017

Shake Shack Visits The Breadline

This week, the St. Francis Breadline was thrilled to welcome team Shake Shack for the first time! Starting as a small cart in Madison Square Garden Park, Shake Shack has grown to become one of New York City's most popular hot dog and hamburger food chains. On Thursday afternoon, volunteers from Shake Shack and Bombas [...]

By |2017-09-05T20:48:48-04:00July 28th, 2017|blog|Comments Off on Shake Shack Visits The Breadline

Summer Heat Advisory

Summer is a dangerous time of year for the homeless living in New York City. In July’s sweltering conditions, many men, women and children face hunger, dehydration and heat stroke. Living on the streets leaves many struggling to survive in small shaded areas under scaffolding, staircases and even cardboard boxes. When faced with this harsh [...]

By |2017-09-05T20:49:03-04:00July 14th, 2017|blog|Comments Off on Summer Heat Advisory

Preparing To Be More Like Jesus During Lent

As we prepare ourselves for the coming of Easter, I would ask you to take a moment to consider the true meaning of Lent. Many people observe Lent as a period of sacrifices, often fasting, "giving up" habits and focusing on personal challenges. But does this truly capture the spirit of Lent? Instead, think of [...]

By |2017-04-07T09:35:04-04:00April 7th, 2017|blog, News, Support, Weekly Reflections|Comments Off on Preparing To Be More Like Jesus During Lent

Life On The Street

Many nights, the homeless who we know from the breadline sleep on the steps and sidewalks of the church and Friary.  On cold nights, small cardboard boxes with just enough room for a single person's body line the sidewalks as makeshift bedrooms.  I don’t know how they do it, but I’m told that newspaper makes [...]

By |2018-08-31T01:51:12-04:00May 24th, 2016|blog|Comments Off on Life On The Street

The Faces of Homelessness

We would like to share with you an interview between Fr Paul and a guest from the St Francis Breadline. Please share this video to raise awareness of #homeslessness and #hunger in NYC. Make a difference today by visiting: http://fal.cn/KMoV.#NYC #Franciscan #StFrancisBreadline #endhunger #endhomelessness #ashwednesday #lent #poverty Posted by St Francis Breadline on Wednesday, February [...]

By |2017-09-05T20:49:28-04:00February 10th, 2016|blog, newsletter|Comments Off on The Faces of Homelessness
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