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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Continued Growth!

Ventura Breeze, April 2 – April 15, 2014
Vol. 7, No. 13 Published Every Other Wednesday
Religion Section

 Servants of the Father of Mercy continue their growth!
An old approximately 2,000 sq. ft.
warehouse in Ventura recently got a
good cleaning and facelift as the new
headquarters of the Servants of the
Father of Mercy, Inc.
Officially incorporated and founded
at St. Peter’s Italian Catholic Church
in Los Angeles, Chinatown on July 26,
2008, the Servants of the Father of
Mercy first shared space at St. Paul the
Apostle Church in Westwood. In 2010
they relocated to Santa Paula.
Now, their new location is in Ventura
at 1544 Morse Avenue and accommodates
well the continued growth of the
ministry. The “Servants” among many
things sponsor interdenominational and
inspirational family nights, children and
parents seasonal crafts making, holiday
baking, candy making, fresh floral
arranging and other fun fundraisers for
the homeless they serve. The warehouse
is newly outfitted with a prayer chapel,
family room, crafts and conference area,
storage and private bathroom.
Since their roots in 2001, the
Servants of the Father of Mercy have
always been like Dominos Pizza, “they
deliver!” Their transport service brings
to the homeless living under bridges,
remote alleyways and on streets in So Cal
food, water, clothing, blankets, jackets,
hygiene kits, spiritual supplies and more.
Since their inception, the team built of
more than 100 members and supporters
have prevented dehydration, starvation
and even death in the tens of thousands
of homeless men, women and children
they have served.
The Servants of the Father of Mercy
maintain delivery service and volunteer
staff locations in Ventura, Los Angeles
and Anaheim/Costa Mesa. They publish
and donate to poor children This Bible
Talks! the first-ever talking Bible for
toddlers as well as a book by Bro. Gary
Joseph, the founder’s near-death-experience
testimony, Proof of the Afterlife – The
Conversation Continues.
The Servants of the Father of Mercy,
Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit tax-exempt
California organization and an Association
of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los
They have received letters of praise
and endorsement over the years for their
work from Cardinal Roger Mahony,
Archbishop Jose Gomez, Bishop Clark,
Mother Antonia Brenner and many
You can visit the Servants of the
Father of Mercy at their weekly Hawaiian
Barbecue sponsored by Ventura’s Mai’s
Café and Tina Tuitama Vainuku Polonysian
Dancers. It’s every Thursday,
11am to 2pm, and of course, they deliver!
For more information

(Photo) Angelique Perez made braided Swiss egg
bread for a recent bake sale fundraiser for the

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