Lest we ignore this fact: over 9 million people died of hunger worldwide in 2020. (According to the international relief agency Mercy Corps.)
“In the gospel of Judgment Day, Christ does not tell us that we have to heal the sick, but to visit them. He does not tell us that we need to solve the problem of inequity in the world, but to share with the one that comes our way. He does not tell us that we need to change the justice system, but to reach out to those whose freedom was taken away, by sharing with them the freedom of being together. The care and the good news of the gospel are personal.” — Father Nicolaie
Good news – St. John’s Thrift Store has re-opened:
hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
donations accepted during business hours (please don’t leave items in front of the store)
we accept (in good condition): clothing, accessories, footwear, housewares, linen, electronics, media (books, DVDs, Blue-ray, CDs), antiques, collectibles, small exercise/outdoor equipment
we do not accept: infant equipment (strollers, car seats, cribs, etc.), beds, carpets, furniture, large appliances, flammable products
St. John The Compassionate Mission and Good Neighbours Scarborough – along with other TDIN members and City of Toronto social services – will continue to provide essential services to the city’s most vulnerable, while following the provincial health guidelines for COVID-19 management as it applies to drop-ins.
We are on Covid-19 Hours of service at 155 Broadview Avenue (with reduced hours at Good Neighbours in Scarborough):
Tuesday to Saturday Breakfast: 5–9 a.m. eat-in or takeout, 9–11 a.m. takeout Wednesday Dinner 2-4 p.m.
Summer Hours -- July 27 to September 4
Tuesday-Saturday Breakfast 5am-11am
We heard of the sudden death of Kevin in a nearby park. Kevin was a regular at St. John’s for many years. This is a sad but essential part of the ministry of the Mission, to accompany a person to the end of this life and into the next.
Memory Eternal to the newly-departed Kevin!
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A new edition of the Rule of the Mission is now available. Let us know if you would like to find out more, and see ordering information on our multimedia page.