We are not sure when human beings made their first table, but ever since, they have elevated food and made it, not only a necessity of life, but also a way of sharing friendship and love. Christ often broke bread with his disciples and friends.
Food is a necessity of life and for poor people it is often a struggle to have enough from month to month. Sacred Heart gathers food for its pantry from two sources…the local Food Bank and from people who come to church on Sunday and bring food for the poor that is carried up in our Offertory Procession and blessed with the Bread and Wine of our Sunday Liturgy. Again, making real our principle that good Liturgy leads to Justice. The food is carried in, stored, and then bagged by generous volunteers. Then on the fourth Saturday of the Month from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon, the cafeteria is open for the neighborhood women to come with great dignity and hospitality to gather, pray, share food (coffee, tea, cake, fruit, etc.), and pick up a bag of groceries. Not just an ordinary bag of groceries but one filled with blessings and hope!