El Camino Del bronx
On Saturday, April 5, 2014, 18 pilgrims journeyed through the Bronx on their way to St. Simon Stock Church. Along the way, they participated in 5 unique prayer moments; stopping at significant locations such as Fordham Plaza, Our Lady of Mercy Church, and Union Community Health Center. Upon arrival at St. Simon Stock Church, the pilgrims picked up their tools and went to work recreating a garden outside the Church for the community.
The community responded with gratitude and eagerly awaits a rededication of the garden in the future!
Resource Fair @ Our Lady of Mercy (Spring 2014)
On Sunday, March 2, 2014, the Pedro Arrupe Faith and Justice Community partnered with Our Lady of Mercy Church to host our third annual resource fair for the local community. Multiple organizations such as BronxWorks, Fordham Beford Community Services, Mexican Coalition, and Montefiore Medical Center attended the fair. These organizations offered information about assistance in areas such as medical services, food insecurity, legal and immigration issues, and housing support. With more than 300 members of the Church congregation attending, the fair was an overwhelming success and an extremely rewarding experience for all of those in attendance.
Midnight Run 2013-2014
The Pedro Arrupe Community provides all bagged lunches to each of the GO! Community Midnight Run efforts providing for the homelesss community in the NYC area. Each month, Pedro Arrupe Community bags up to 100 lunches for the homeless needs of the city.
Anniversary w/ Cardinal Dolan (Spring 2013)
Cardinal Dolan celebrated the 100th anniversary with the parish by presiding over a special mass. The Pedro Arrupe Community was there to assist with hospitality and to welcome the parishioners.
Church of the Guardian Angel Hurricane Sandy Relief Project (Spring 2013)
Hurricane Sandy devastated the Church of the Guardian Angel in Brooklyn. The entire basement was destroyed and at least three feet of water ruined the elevated first floor. Outside, we helped remove the plants killed by the salt water, and cleared debris. Inside, volunteers organized three months worth of receipts and collections.
St. Martin of Tours garden cleanup (Spring 2012)
Through the combined effort of the Pedro Arrupe Community and the Fordham
“Transforming this dilapidated parcel of land into a beautiful garden that the Football team, we transformed the overgrown side garden into a peaceful prayer sanctuary for the parish. Parishioners could enjoy was a gratifying, as well as fun, experience. My fondest memory is of when we went to the church’s Sunday mass the day after the project. The priest was so overjoyed with our return that he recognized our contribution to the church with an extended applause at the end of mass. It was a wonderful feeling to be welcomed into the church’s community and to bring Fordham and St. Martin together.” – Cara Jacaruso
Click Here to see Inside Fordham's Photo Essay on the Garden Project at Saint Martin of Tours