SSJ Associates in Mission, Bernice Oakman, Kathleen Lovelace, and Beverly Johnson, live the Mission and share the Charism with the dear neighbor in the Logan section of Philadelphia.
For the past five years these Associates in Mission along with other volunteers from Our Lady of Hope Parish (Denise and her grandson and Arlene) open the OLOH Food Pantry on North Broad Street every Monday from 2:00-4:00 PM. The OLOH Food Pantry and its volunteers provide weekly groceries, Thanksgiving meals, Christmas meals, and Holiday gift cards for folks who live in the neighborhood.
The OLOH Food Pantry receives donations from the Philadelphia Archdiocese, Aid for Friends, and other generous supporters.
Associates in Mission Bernice, Kathleen, and Beverly, along with Sister Mary Catherine Manley, SSJ serve the needs of the OLOH Parish and the neighborhood in so many ways: OLOH Food Pantry, Community Garden, Bingo Nights, Night at the Races… just to name a few. Grateful and Blessed for their presence to so many!