Ministries of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie
St. Benedict Child Development Center
Inner-City Neighborhood Art House
The Emmaus Soup Kitchen provides food, presence and dignity to the poor of Erie through a soup kitchen that serves 1,500 meals a week; an after school Kids Cafe program that offers a home-cooked meal and recreation opportunities to 70 children a day; a food pantry that distributes 30,000 food bags per year and a women’s advocacy program.
St. Benedict Education Center
St. Benedict Community Center
In June 1999 the Benedictine Sisters purchased the former St. Mary’s Auditorium from the Erie Catholic Diocese. The building was re-dedicated as St. Benedict Community Center August 2000. The mission of St. Benedict Community Center is to provide a recreational facility inclusive of peoples of all races and challenges.
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