There are people
in the world so hungry,
that God cannot
appear to them
Breaking the Bread
From the Director
Sister Mary Miller
“We rise by lifting others,” Robert Ingersoll wrote. Three Erie groups gave credence to this quote by recently recognizing Emmaus Director Sister Mary Miller for her 35-year commitment to the poor and hungry of Erie. In early April, Mercyhurst University presented...
For the Record
Fairview School District Superintendent Erik Kincade oversees the annual “Fairview Cares” fundraiser where students in his district raise money—$25,000 in 2016—for four different charities. This year Emmaus Ministries was one of the recipients and Erik and his wife Shannon decided to continue the spirit of “Fairview Cares” by parking their 24’ box truck in various Fairview neighborhoods during August and asking residents to fill it with items for guests at the pantry, soup kitchen and Kids Cafe.
Picture: Emmaus cook Shirley Whaley accepts donations from: John Feketi, director of facilities, Carol Elliott, 3rd grade teacher, Erik...
What annual event do you look forward to? A family picnic? A visit from your best friend from high school? A traditional Christmas Eve celebration? It’s a unanimous vote from the children at the Emmaus Kids Cafe –“our summer trip to Splash Lagoon!!”
And, once again, thanks to the generosity of a few, they were not disappointed. Businessman Denny Oswalt began this annual end of summer treat 15 years ago and, following his untimely death, others stepped forward. Matt and Rachel Gregoroff solicited the support of their parish, Russian Church of the Nativity, to subsidize the first stop of the bus trip—a visit to Payless in the...
Great Growing Season
The growing season this year is overflowing abundance and two local greenhouses want the less fortunate to share in the produce. Bonnie Leamer of B&R Greenhouse and Janel Levin of Potratz Flowers delivered 70 flats of vegetable plants to the Emmaus Food Pantry recently. Guests were invited to take as many as they wanted of the future tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squash and other good-tasting foods. “This should be a great tomato season,” said Leamer and a guest from the Pantry, shown in the photo, took her at her word and selected a tomato plant.
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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.
Why I Don’t Like Working at Soup Kitchens
Last week I served at the Emmaus Soup Kitchen in Erie, PA. The next day, Sr. Mary who runs the kitchen asked me how my experience was. I hesitated before telling her the truth; I didn’t like it and actually, I don’t like soup kitchens in general.
Donate to Emmaus
There is no such thing as a donation that is “too little.” Over 90% of our donations are under $100.
When Betty Amatangelo was dismissed from her job at Mercyhurst University in a cost-cutting move in November 2014, the lost income hit her family's budget and also took an emotional toll.
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.
+ Diana J. Swain Chandley
+ Edwin C. Weckerly
+ Sophie Stella Bruno
+ Robert G. Lindenberger (vol)
+ Paul V. Verno
+ Shirley H. Thorwart Guilford
+ Margaret Mary Sabatini Baldini
+ Robert J. "Jerry" Lyons
+ Valerie Ann (Kehoe) Smith
+ Betty Marie Langowski
+ James "Jimmy" Gennario Iesue
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.