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153 Washington Place
Passaic, NJ 07055
(973) 470-0844

Monday, November 25, 2013

We Give Thanks

We are so thankful for the presence of the women who have helped to make this house a home during the first two months.  Here are two of them with their first quilting projects almost finished. 
And here are others during a spontaneous, surprise "Happy Two Months" celebration last week, completely devised and supplied by one of our regular "Thursday women."

We are thankful, too, for the children who visit and remind us that the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Finally, we are thankful to you, our supporters and partners in this ministry.  Quite literally, we cannot do it without you.  God bless you and happy Thanksgiving to you!

Monday, November 11, 2013


Why is this blog post's subject "132"?  Because we are celebrating 132 visits from women during the month of October!  If we add visits by children during the month (34) and visits during our opening days in September (30+), we are overwhelmed by the warm reception this new ministry in Passaic has received.  We are so very grateful to everyone who has contributed in any way and we look forward to the future with great hope. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Computer Learners

Three women began to learn or sharpen computer skills on Thursday with Sister Catherine Drury, SC.  Here are two photos to mark the occasion.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Some new faces

Because the students in public schools had the day off on Thursday, we welcomed some new children to the Center as their mothers attended English classes.  It was good for us to meet the older siblings of the little ones we see every week.  See the photos of several siblings below.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

We are so grateful to our volunteers!

During the month of October, our volunteers served 100 hours!  We are so very grateful to them:  Sr. Ursula Carr, SC; Sr. Mary Culhane, SC; Nancy DiRocco; Sr. Catherine Drury, SC; and Sr. Pat Reynolds, SC.

We are asking our friends to volunteer and to encourage others to volunteer (especially on Tuesday mornings, but other times are available, too).  Working with children, answering the door and phone, or a particular skill that you might want to share with our women . . . many possibilities exist.

Contact Sr. Elaine at (973) 470-0844 or for more information.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tuesday Update

On Tuesday, November 5, we were pleased to receive a visit from Sister Ann Cecilia, one of the Little Sisters of Jesus who lives in Paterson.  Sister Cecilia was able to visit our quilting class and our English class on Tuesday morning.  We are so grateful to Sister Cecilia for taking the time to visit and we are so proud of the progress being made by our women in both quilting and English classes.  Here are some photos from Tuesday:
Sr. Cecilia talks with Sr. Pat about the quilting project.

Busy quilters!

Great progress!

Graciela demonstrates her new quilting skills for Sr. Cecilia.

Sr. Cecilia visits with Sr. Mary and two of her English students.