Associate in Mission, Angela Kane Sheffer, a member of the Saint Rose of Lima Christian Growth Group (CGG) in York PA shares how she responds to the needs of the dear neighbor in her local Parish, Saint Joseph’s Church (York, PA)…
“My former Pastor invited me to be a part of establishing a new ministry that would meet the needs of the senior members of our Parish Community. As an SSJ Associate, I knew this was a nudge from God to deepen relationships with my dear neighbor. It wasn’t long before Just Older Youth (J.O.Y.) was born. It continues to grow and to be a vital presence for the J.O.Y. in our Parrish.
J.O.Y. is a social and spiritual ministry that offers many opportunities for outreach to its members. This past Christmas we were able to fill stockings with personal care items for residents and Sisters of York’s Misericordia Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A special thank you to all of our members- the SROL York Associate CGG, the Knights of Columbus, and the Sisters of Mercy Associates who donated all of these items to fill the stockings. May God bless the givers and all of the recipients!”
“… To deepen and widen our SSJ Spirituality and our lived expression of it in our relationships with the dear neighbor, both at the margins, and beside us in the ordinary circumstances of our lives… (2019 Associate in Mission Direction Statement)”