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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Luncheon and Memorial Rosary in Memory of Servants of the Father of Mercy Lay Sister and Missionary, Alicia Padilla!






When:  Sunday, July 3, 2016
Where:  Servants of the Father of Mercy Warehouse Chapel
Address:  1544 Morse Avenue, Ventura, CA 93003...
Time:  2pm to 4pm


Alicia Padilla made her profession as a lay sister of the third order serving the 80,000 + homeless of the Servants of the Father of Mercy in 2013. She volunteered often making one-quart hygiene/sock kits for the homeless as well as baking cookies and hosting bake sale fundraisers. She is loved and will be missed by all the Servants of the Father of Mercy. Alicia died in her house trailer this past weekend and was found by her son and Servants of the Father of Mercy neighbor, Maggie Cervantes. Alicia was 83 years-old.

You and your family are invited. Please RSVP in the comments below . . .

Serve Orange County Homeless!



Servants of the Father of Mercy in Orange County is introducing a monthly team meeting at 2 pm on the last Sunday of each month, at Coco's or Denny's, the exact location TBA. It will be about a 60 minute planning meeting to increase supplies and grow the team with kind and compassionate servants of the homeless. There will be a 30 minute lunch - we all can pay our own way. Next OC meeting is Sunday, July 31st, 2pm.

Table discussion planned:
1. What to do about getting storage for our snacks and water donations.
2. Your ideas?


We have a new group member that joined from Facebook (the Servants of the Father have been sharing online our 15th Anniversary StreetReach from last Saturday in downtown Los Angeles) The new guy is Nick.

Remember, because of the summertime Archdiocese of Los Angeles Mission Sundays and their many speaking engagements we do not have Skid Row StreetReach in Los Angeles at the end of July. The next one is Saturday, August 27th meeting at St. Peter's Church in Chinatown at 11am.

For more information contact or message on Facebook Bro. Mark Burke the team leader for Orange County and founder of our chapter of the Servants of the Father of Mercy in the Anaheim/Costa Mesa area. You can email Bro. Mark Burke at markburke10@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

We Deliver!


(Photo) Servants of the Father of Mercy, (Locations in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange Counties) delivery truck getting ready to drop off badly needy supplies of water, food, shoes, socks, clothing, blankets, rosaries and more to 1,000s of Southern California homeless people in danger of dehydration, malnutrition and even death - Saturday, June 25, 2016.  Servants of the Father of Mercy - 15th Anniversary Year - 2001 - 2016 . . .  "Live Love!"  Join the volunteer team right from your own home - anywhere in the world, call us at 310-595-4175.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

"A homeless person without a bottle of water is a dead homeless person." Bro. Gary Joseph, s.F.m. +


"A homeless person without a bottle of water is a dead homeless person." Bro. Gary Joseph, s.F.m. +

Monday, June 27, 2016

EACH HOMELESS PERSON HAS A STORY!















Compassion tells us that each person is unique and certainly no one chooses to be homeless. Their stories are intricate, combining threads woven into tapestry of mental illness, self-medication, rejection, war, post-traumatic stress, physical abuse, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, secrets and shame.

Enjoy the pictures from Servants of the Father of Mercy StreetReach, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Look at their faces and imagine the many stories that lie hidden under a few smiles and yet many miles of physical and emotional pain.

Servants of the Father of Mercy, "Live Love!" Join the volunteer team that delivers food, water, clothing, shoes, socks, hygiene kits and more to the 80,000 + homeless in Southern California and beyond. Call Bro. Joseph today and become a volunteer . . . (310) 595-4175 Locations in Orange, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. www.servantsofthefather.org

Celebrate with us in photos the Servants of the Father of Mercy 15th Anniversary - 2001 - 2016 - Delivering food, water clothes, shoes, hygiene kits and more to 80,000 + homeless in Southern California and beyond!













THREE HOURS OF PEACE AND MUSIC - "THAT 70S CONCERT!"

Pictures from last Friday night. Celebrate with us in photos the Servants of the Father of Mercy 15th Anniversary - 2001 - 2016 - Delivering food, water clothes, shoes, hygiene kits and more to 80,000 + homeless in Southern California and beyond!

May God Bless and Thanks to . . .

1.  El Asadero - Taco Truck Catering
2.  Manuel Estrada and Oscar Estrada - Lighting and Sound
3.  Moon Jump Party Rentals - Bounce House, Tables/Chairs
4.  Kevin Klier - Host
5.  Ventura Star - Advertising
6.  Roberto Garcia Mortuary - Advertising Support
7.  Nimfa Schmitz - Keyboard and Vocals
8.  Mark Arellano - Bass, Flute, Vocals
9.  Patty Verdugo - Vocals
10. Tracy Smith - Vocals

Servants of the Father of Mercy, "Live Love!" Join the volunteer team that delivers food, water, clothing, shoes, socks, hygiene kits and more to the 80,000 + homeless in Southern California and beyond. Call Bro. Joseph today . . . (310) 595-4175 Locations in Orange, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. www.servantsofthefather.org