There are people
in the world so hungry,
that God cannot
appear to them
Breaking the Bread
From the Director
Sister Mary Miller
Dear Friends of Emmaus,
Pope Francis has declared 2016 a Jubilee Year of Mercy. We are accepting his invitation.
Three things I know for sure about mercy. It’s hard for me to define mercy but I know it when I see it. There was a very poor family, a father, mother and son, who came...
For the Record
Plea for mercy
Sister Mary Miller, director of Emmaus Ministries, testified at the sentencing of the man who set fire to the soup kitchen last fall asking the judge to show mercy towards the accused. The four Erie Benedictine Sisters from the Emmaus staff were all present in court. To read more, click here.
Filled with Surprises
If you go to the after school program at the Emmaus Kids Cafe you can be sure you’re getting a hot and nutritious home cooked meal, but after that…you might be surprised. Recently children at the Kids Cafe were volunteers for a project conducted by Gannon University students on Yoga and Memory; participated in Poem in Your Pocket Day by pretending to be eaten by a boa constrictor among other things; and walked outside to pet a live Jersey cow and a pygmy goat.
At right, the children had reservations about Yoga, but after a few attempts they were eager for more.
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Walking Together on the Road to Emmaus
Volunteer at Emmaus
Over 300 people volunteer at Emmaus food pantry, soup kitchen and Kids Cafe.Call 814-459-8349 if you would like to volunteer.
Patty Shea makes move from teacher to cook
by Liz Allen
Donate to Emmaus
There is no such thing as a donation that is “too little.” Over 90% of our donations are under $100.
Betty Grafius and Kathy Derda serve up kindness by the dozens
by Liz Allen
Remember Emmaus with a Memorial
We are grateful to family members who ask that memorials be made to Emmaus on the death of loved ones. Visit our secure site to offer a memorial.
+ Edward J. Malinowski
+ Shirley Bastow Kenehan
+ Anthony James Denny (vol)
+ Janice K. Sedler
+ Donald "Herbie" Beer
+ Almarie Lillian (Baldini) Arneman
+ August "A.J." Scolio, Jr.
+ Chester D. Urbaniak
+ Kenneth W. Gordon
+ Helen Joan Wilkosz Sargent Manning
+ Harvey "Butch" W. Miller
Fulfill the Emmaus Wish List
We are in URGENT NEED of food items such as powdered milk, canned chili, beef stew or pasta, soup and canned fruit for our emergency bags. We ALWAYS need diapers (all sizes) and baby formula.
The Kids Cafe Store is in need of the following items:
Travel size Kleenex
Pump bottles of hand soap
Dollar Store toys for Bingo prizes
Attention Bakers!!! We welcome homemade treats for our guests. If you're a baker, know that our Emmaus guests appreciate cookies, cakes, pies…sweets of any kind.
Call 814-459-8349 for more information or to schedule your donation.