News and Needs: St John the Compassionate Mission Releases Christmas Newsletter
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- St. John the Compassionate Mission has just released its Christmas 2009 Newsletter which highlights the incredible philanthropic works, accomplished by this exemplary Apostolate of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA. which can be downloaded by clicking here.
St. John's Mission works in co-operation with the local
Orthodox churches of Greater Toronto, to serve anyone in
physical and spiritual need. It provides meals, support and a wide range of programs
to marginalized and vulnerable individuals, in a community
setting. It also operate a wholesale bakery and thrift shop
to provide dignity, work experience and training for men and
women, many of whom are homeless or on social assistance.
During the winter months, the mission faces many challenges posed by the inclement weather and struggles to make payments for heat and electricity, and to provide food for an increased number of people.
Those who wish to be of assistance to allow the Mission to care for those in need are kindly asked to contact Fr. Roberto Ubertino, the Executive Director of St. John the Compassionate mission at Father Roberto Ubertino by telephone at 416-466-1357 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may learn more about St. John the Compassionate mission by reading the Christmas 2009 Newsletter and viewing its website at www.stjohnsmission.org
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