Our Ministry Without Borders!
In the midst of this public health crisis we have discovered that The Good Samaritan Ministry is able to transcend restrictions and borders! Although we have needed to suspend our community peace gatherings and our recovery ministry at Monica’s Kitchen, we are still present in the community as a beacon of hope. Having implemented new safety procedures, we have expanded the hours of our food pantry. Your generosity and goodwill have helped us to keep our promise to provide food to anyone living with hunger. In addition, we have replaced face-to-face contact with friendly phone calls to our food pantry guests and other neighbors who live on the edge of despair. In those calls, Good Samaritan volunteers have offered comfort to those living with worry and fear. We have also been blessed to receive the precious gift of gratitude from folks who can’t believe that they are important enough to be remembered by us. In these difficult days when tomorrow is filled with uncertainty and everything that once seemed solid starts to weaken, it is good to be reminded that love never fails.
The Good Samaritan Ministry and Monica's Kitchen
The Good Samaritan Ministry is dedicated to supporting the spiritual health of men, women, and families who are often overlooked by others. Injustices like violence, addiction, poverty, discrimination, and severe mental illness often isolate victims and survivors from full membership in a community of safety and concern. Through radical hospitality, the Good Samaritan Ministry seeks to open new pathways for those who have been marginalized to experience the support, friendship, and compassion of community life. As a ministry, we believe that our acts of kindness and charity become grace for others when, as servants, we see every person we encounter as a son or daughter of God, created in God’s image. Although hardships in life may have wounded and cast a shadow over that image, we seek to honor and respect the holiness of every guest through every action we take and in every word that we speak.
“Monica’s Kitchen” is one expression of the Good Samaritan Ministry and is dedicated to answering the Gospel call to love and lift up our neighbor. We provide food support for our South Boston neighbors struggling with hunger. Each month, the kitchen provides groceries to nearly 300 individuals and families. The kitchen also offers prepared meals and snacks for the lost and forgotten ones who sometimes show up at our door hungry and tired. At our monthly “Peace Breakfasts”, winter “Peace and Pasta” Spaghetti Dinners and summer “Peace Picnics” individuals and families in our highly stressed neighborhoods gather with us for community meals where peace and goodwill are shared and seeds of neighborly friendship and concern are sown.
Check out our events page for upcoming Good Samaritan Ministry and Monica's Kitchen events.
To volunteer or to make a financial donation to support this ministry, contact Deacon Paul at 617-268-8100
Pasta & Peace Dinner 5-7 pm Fri. 3/20