The Lord God has sent you into the world for this reason: that in word and deed you may give witness to his voice.”

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Service to the Poor

St. Francis traced the beginning of his conversion to when God led him to live among lepers to serve them. Ever since that time, direct service to the materially poor and marginalized people of society has been a prized Franciscan ministry.

Many Holy Name Province parishes include service to the poor as an integral part of their ministries. One example is the more than 80-year-old St. Francis Breadline in New York City. In addition to the ministries listed below, other services, such as food pantries and thrift stores, can be found by visiting parish websites.

St. Francis Friends of the Poor, Inc.
155 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
212-714-1277 Fax

Create, Inc.
73 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10026

Franciscan Volunteer Ministry
PO Box 29276
Philadelphia, PA 19125
215-427-3059 Fax

St. Francis Inn
Box 3746
2441 Kensington Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125-1235

Funding Programs for the Poor

Through the generosity of benefactors such as St. Anthony’s Guild, Holy Name Province is able to offer financial grants to encourage and support various ministries that serve the poor and other needy people.