March 16-17: Our 2024 Collaborative Lenten Gift Collection for Capuchin Mobile Ministries

March 16-17: Our 2024 Collaborative Lenten Gift Collection for Capuchin Mobile Ministries

During Lent, the Service Commission has shared the story of Capuchin Mobile Ministries and the Capuchin friars who sponsor and staff the program – how it is born out of their charism of deep commitment to humble service with and for all people, put into action through spiritual caregiving to those on the streets…

Capuchin Mobile Ministries needs our financial support to continue this important work.  Our Collaborative Lenten Gift will help fund the ongoing needs of the ministry, including the coffee, snacks, and other supplies that are distributed, as well as the ongoing gas, maintenance, and repair costs for the outreach van.  Our financial support will also help to grow the ministry by helping to provide funding for more chaplains and administrative help.  Volunteer support is also critical.  Volunteers (age 16+) are needed to go on outreach trips, and to organize collection drives and sandwich making (all ages)…

Telling the Story Part 2: The Work – A Ministry of Accompaniment

Telling the Story Part 2: The Work – A Ministry of Accompaniment

The work of Capuchin Mobile Ministries is spiritual caregiving to our friends on the streets, those who are chronically homeless, hungry not only for food for their bodies but for things of the spirit – to feel part of the community.  The focus is  on being a ministry of presence, of building relationships, of showing people that they are not alone.

Friars and volunteers go out in the Mobile Ministries van several times a week to locations in Cambridge and Boston where the homeless congregate, sharing food and drink, offering spiritual resources and directing them to social services, and  listening to and praying with them…

Lenten Lecture: “Spiritual Resources for the Street” – Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00pm at St. John

Lenten Lecture: “Spiritual Resources for the Street” – Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00pm at St. John

Br. Anthony and Br. Paul will talk about the history, mission, and work of Capuchin Mobile Ministries, the recipient of this year’s Lenten Gift. Come learn more about this wonderful organization and the ways you can support them – both financially and by volunteering with their outreach efforts.

Come learn more about their mission and work and how you can help!

Telling the Story Part 1: The Capuchin Friars – A Deep Commitment to Humble Service

Telling the Story Part 1: The Capuchin Friars – A Deep Commitment to Humble Service

The work of Capuchin Mobile Ministries comes directly from the Capuchin Friars who sponsor and staff CMM. Inspired by the life and ideals of St. Francis of Assisi, the Capuchins are Franciscan Friars who live out the Gospel by serving those in need, living a simple life together as a community of brothers, and drawing closer to God through prayer. They work to make sure that the light of Christ in those persons they serve is not being obscured by ignorance or injustice or poverty of any kind.

Like every religious order, the Capuchins live out a particular charism…