Mixer For Meals Event – 9.12.24 – Click for details!

December 2023 E-Newsletter


since 1982

Facebook  Instagram  LinkedIn

Dear Friends,

It is hard to believe that it is already Christmas and soon another year will roll around. We have so much to be thankful for this holiday season-the gift of generous donors and benefactors, incredible volunteers from all over, a dedicated staff and those we serve who teach us every day about resiliency , humility, kindness and trust. I cannot imagine doing this job without the graces we get each day from so many sources.

As we approach a new year, we are mindful of those of you who have helped make the Christmas season special for families who would otherwise not celebrate. Our Sponsor a Family program brings joy and love to so many and we thank you for the opportunity to do just that.

So, this Christmas as we face so many uncertainties in the world, let us try to:


Be humble.

Listen better.

Forgive those who have hurt us.

Respect the dignity of one another.

Look for ways to bring more joy into the world.

Cheer for those who are making their dreams a reality.

Have a good word for those who may be different from us.

Be Kind and, above all remember…

Love conquers ALL.

May the new year be filled with peace in our hearts and in our world, and as the poet Rainer Maria Rilke said.,” and now let us believe in the long year ahead that has been given to us, new-untouched and full of things that have never been.”

Be sure to watch the video below featuring our dedicated staff members, Daniel and Wilfredo, as they share why your support of our Sponsor A Family initiative is so important to our guests.

With gratitude,

Sr. Caroline Tweedy, RSM

Executive Director


Catholic Charities of New York kicked off the Christmas Season with their 78th Annual Cardinal’s Christmas Luncheon on December 7th at the New York Hilton with 800 guests and raised nearly $1.4 million to support their programs and services for women and children. The event was hosted by Rosanna Scotto of Fox 5 and included a special Christmas Tableau with Timothy Cardinal Dolan, entertainment by the Saint Raymond School Christmas Choir and solo artist Amanda Batista, Soprano from The Metropolitan Opera. Congratulations to the well-deserving honorees: Bread & Life board member Helen T. Lowe, and Ann and Barry Ridings who helped make it such a successful event!



Donate Now!
or text HUNGER to 44321

For volunteering, contact:

Renelle Merstil at [email protected]

Facebook  Instagram  LinkedIn


This entry was posted on Tuesday, January 30th, 2024 at 8:57 am. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Interested in Supporting St. John’s Bread & Life?

You can help make an impact in the lives of so many of our less fortunate by helping us to continue our mission.

Volunteer Donate Ways to Give