Dedication & Blessing

Mary's Corner at the Livingston Ave. site of the Sister Maureen Joyce Center.  They provide many necessary items for children and their mothers in the West Hill neighborhood.

On October 7th, 2013, we officially dedicated the Sister Maureen Joyce Center and welcomed a new ministry into the mix of all that happens here.  In addition to the soup kitchen, food pantry, and youth programs, we now have the Ladies of Charity taking on the important work of providing for the unmet needs of young children (0-4 yrs.) in the Arbor Hill, Center City, and West Hill neighborhoods with their new Mary’s Corner.

Bishop Hubard speaks at the Dedication and Blessing of Mary's Corner, the new ministry of the Ladies of Charity to young mothers, at the Sister Maureen Center on Livingston Ave.  Mayor Jerry Jennings and Fr. John Bradley are also in attendance.

Above, Bishop Hubard speaks at the Dedication and Blessing of Mary’s Corner at the Sister Maureen Center on Livingston Ave.  Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings and Fr. John Bradley, Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church also spoke.

Also, see the write-up in the Troy Record.

 

Pete and John install the newly blessed plaques.

Pete and John install the newly blessed plaques.

The crowd in attendance for the dedication of Mary's Corner.

The crowd in attendance for the dedication of Mary’s Corner.

Sister Maureen Joyce Center

SSISTER MAUREEN JOYCE CENTER

“For I was hungry and you gave me food .I was thirsty and you gave me drink.I was a stranger and you welcomed me…………Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you or see you thirsty and give you drink? When did we welcome you Away from home……..The king will answer them:”I assure you, as often as you Did it for one of these brothers, you did it for me.”

St. Matthew

For thirty-for years, our Center City Soup Kitchen, presently located at former St. Patrick’s School on Central Avenue, has offered a full meal three days each week to about 150 clients, and on Sundays the community of Temple Beth Emeth provides food this service. Due to challenges with the present facility, and the cost of operating it,we have to move this vital Program to a more sustainable site.The new facility will be created at the former St. George’s church at the corner of Livingston andThornton Street. This project is a community effort between Blessed Sacrament Parish, Temple Beth Emeth, Catholic Charities, and the Diocese of Albany.

Renamed the Sister Maureen Joyce Center, numerous renovations are required. The cost of the accomplish this rebuilding of the old church into a new kitchen and social center is $400,000.

This new facility will continue to care for our most vulnerable neighbors……the poor, the homeless,veterans in need, the mentally ill and those addicted to drugs and alcohol.This new facility will continue to care for our most vulnerable neighbors…..the poor, the homeless,Veterans in need, the mentally ill and those addicted to drugs and alcohol.

Please contact Rev. John J. Bradley, Pastor at

Blessed Sacrament (518)482-3375

or

e-mail: blessedsacalbany@aol.com

Thank you for your consideration.