Divine Mercy Parish

Founded  2005

Holy Cross Church

Est. 1891

St. Stanislaus Church

Est. 189o

Sts. Peter & Paul Church

Est. 1899

 

Mercy House Outreach Ministry

 

Outreach Program to the Less Fortunate of Our Parish and Its Surrounding Community

 

Divine Mercy Parish partnered with TASK (Trenton Area Soup Kitchen) in 2007 to provide meals to the less fortunate in the parish’s surrounding community. Finding a greater need among those being served, our parishioners, the late Charles Cook, Jr., the late Ann Brodowski, and Michael Knowles wanted to begin a ministry to serve those individuals and others. Out of this idea, Mercy House was founded on January 5, 2008.

 

Mercy House currently provides food and household items to families and individuals of our parish and its surrounding community. Through these services we act to fulfill Christ’s mission of caring for the poor and others in need, as we seek to reveal God’s mercy to all who come there. Mercy House also works with other community and social concerns organizations to provide access to social services, immigration support and any other needs that may be encountered among the individuals we serve. We believe that Mercy House is a visible sign of Christ’s teachings. In the spirit of our Franciscan heritage, we preach the word of God and, only if necessary, we use words.

 

At this time, there is no collection and/or distribution of clothing.  An announcement will be made when that resumes.

 

Please call the Parish Business Office at 609.393.5233 Ext. 100 to leave a message for any matters related to Mercy House.

 

Mercy House is located in the basement of Saint Stanislaus School.

 

Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 PM or by appointment

 

Every THIRD Saturday only from 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon for Food Distribution

 

 

Mercy House currently offers:

Thursdays: The Soup Kitchen (at Kolbe Hall)

Third Saturday of the Month: Food Pantry

 

 

Mercy House Food Pantry

We distribute food the third Saturday of each month to needy parishioners, families of our parish community and to the homeless. We do make a difference in the lives of those we serve, and your continued support of Mercy House makes it possible.

 

You can help by donating your time and the following :

Canned Goods:

tomato/spaghetti sauces

vegetables

black and pinto or baked beans

soup

peanut butter & jelly

tuna

canned juices

etc.

Non-Perishable Boxed Foods:

cereals

pasta

mac 'n cheese

rice

instant potatoes

etc.

Personal Care Items:

for children and adults, including trial size

toothpaste/toothbrushes

deodorant

shampoo

diapers

baby wipes

etc.

 

No clothing is being accepted until further notice.  Thank you for your understanding. Please do not leave any items on the St. Stanislaus Convent porch.  Thank you and may God bless you for your continued generosity.

 

If you wish to donate items to Mercy House, please call 609.393.5233, Ext. 100.  Pick up of furniture items can be arranged, If the item can fit in a van.

 

Divine Mercy Parish

233 Adeline Street

Trenton,  New Jersey 08611

 

Map & Directions

 

 

Parish Office

(609) 393-4826

Fax (609) 393-3538

 

Religious Education

(609) 393-4826