The well-fed person
and the hungry one
do not see the same thing
when they look upon a loaf of bread.
Breaking the Bread
From the Director
Sister Mary Miller
I want to invite you to a special place of care and concern. It’s called Emmaus Ministries. We named it Emmaus after the Bible story. Do you remember it? Two of Jesus’ followers were on the road to Emmaus and met a stranger. They told the stranger how sad they were because their...
For the Record
Sister Mary Miller Interviewed
The possible loss of 950 jobs at the Erie General Electric plant could have a trickle down effect on local non-profits in the community. Watch Sister Mary Miller’s interview and response to the impact on Emmaus Ministries.
The Benedictine Sisters of Erie will be on retreat this week. The Sisters at Emmaus Ministries look forward to this time for reflection and renewal. Taking time apart is good for all of us, Sister Joan Chittister has written. “When we temporarily take ourselves away from the things that serve to distract us from what is going on inside of us---when we step back from the work, the children, and the rapids of daily life every once in a while—we give ourselves back to ourselves. No hermitage...
A garden with 56 raised beds. More than 70 varieties of vegetables and fruits from all over the world. Non–genetically-modified organic seeds and starters. An urban farm school.
All these interesting facts-and more- are presented in a front page article, “Urban Garden 56 raised beds raise awareness, hope” that appeared in the Erie Times-News today, June 4. To read about the vision of Rosemary Gantz, founder and chief executive of the Greatfull Gardener and co-director of this Emmaus...
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Walking Together on the Road to Emmaus
Volunteer at Emmaus
Over 300 people volunteer at Emmaus food pantry, soup kitchen and Kids Cafe.Call 814-459-8349 if you would like to volunteer.
Kitty Welton, Soup Kitchen Volunteer
Read about Kitty Welton's "Heart Moment". An experience in her life where her heart became softer and more compassionate. Thirty-one-years ago I was pregnant with my third child and because of an RH factor my daughter needed blood transfusions. While in a Pittsburgh hospital for the third round of transfusions, I lay hopelessly in bed as the attempts that day had been unsuccessful. My roommate was a nineteen-year-old who told me that she had undergone a liver transplant and was never supposed to have children, but that she and her husband decided to take the risk. Now she was pregnant with twins, both of who had spinal bifida. She was from a depressed area in West Virginia and her husband had to remain there to keep his job. It was obvious that she did not have much financial or family support. My roommate asked me how things had gone with the transfusion that day and I pretended to be asleep because, at that moment, I was depressed and wanted to wallow in my sorrow.
Donate to Emmaus
There is no such thing as a donation that is “too little.” Over 90% of our donations are under $100.
Elise Rinke, Donor
Meet Elise Rinke. Like many 10–year-olds, Elise watches the Disney Channel for fun. But, she was also inspired with the channel’s feature spots of children helping people, communities and the planet. “People do good things and I wanted to do something good too!” she said. So to celebrate her birthday on March 23rd, she planned a sleepover and a birthday breakfast and instead of presents, she asked her friends to bring a donation for Emmaus Soup Kitchen. Sister Mary Miller, Emmaus Director is always inspired by the generosity and creativity of our youngest donors and remarked, “This child is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside.” Elise attends Belle Valley Elementary School.
Remember Emmaus with a Memorial
We are grateful to family members who ask that memorials be made to Emmaus on the death of loved ones. Visit our secure site to offer a memorial.
+ Marlene Waidley (vol)
+ Bob Waidley (vol)
+ Nancy A. Weber Schaaf
+ Donald L. Carlson (vol)
+ Cindy L. Hido Soltys (vol)
Fulfill the Emmaus Wish List
WE ARE IN URGENT NEED OF POWDERED MILK AND CANNED FRUIT FOR OUR EMERGENCY FOOD BAGS.
The Kids Cafe Store is in need of the following items:
Travel size Kleenex
Pump bottles of hand soap
Dollar Store toys for Bingo prizes
We always welcome homemade treats for our evening meal.
If you like to bake, please know that our Emmaus guests are so appreciative of cookies, cakes, pies…sweets of any kind.
Give us a call — 814-459-8349 — and we will schedule your homemade treat or make arrangements to accept your donation.