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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Easter Bunny Helpers Wanted!


Easter Bunny Helpers Wanted! 

This Sat. 8:30am deliver sack lunches to the homeless. Who can help? Call (310) 595-4175 or RSVP below . . .

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Rich Red Roses!



The Blessed Mother granted two rich red roses in today’s prayer garden each representing in total the $2 million needed this week to establish the St. Joseph’s Inn!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A Room at the Inn!

Coming soon, the St. Joseph’s Inn by the Servants of the Father of Mercy! The first time in 2000 years that St. Joseph and the Holy Family will receive an inn. Also, the first time in 2000 years of Church history that a chapel and church space is named after God the Father of Mercy!



Monday, April 9, 2018

Our Dear Homeless Brothers Hard at Work


Since about sunset today, our dear homeless brothers Nick and Cody are playfully at work watering the prayer garden and washing down the driveway late into the evening hours at Servants of the Father of Mercy homeless supplies warehouse and chapel..  

Their dinner included homemade Italian lasagna, fresh made ham salad sandwiches stacked high with Romaine lettuce, crunchy honey crisp apples and refreshing cold soda waters lightly flavored with fruit juice!


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Spring Retreat!


ANNUAL YOUTH & FAMILY RETREAT
SERVANTS OF THE FATHER OF MERCY
FREE BY DONATION
MAY 25 - 27, 2018

RESERVE
Reserve Now to Attend in the Comments Below!
A Three-Day Retreat at the Siena Prayer Center, 1931 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93001 . . .

OVERNIGHT
Overnight accommodations available for out of towners!

DAY PASS
Includes all meals, snacks and retreat!

GUEST SPEAKER
Monsignor Liam Kidney returns this year as our retreat's spiritual guide.  Join him and us for a lifetime of spiritual wealth and inspiration!

DIRECTIONS
Take the 101 to Ventura, CA.  Exit Seaward Ave. in downtown Ventura. Go east 4 stop lights. Take a left on Main Street. The next block to the right is Santa Cruz, (just past Mai’s Café). Go right on Santa Cruz Street. The street dead ends, drive straight ahead, 1931 Poli St. Enter the parking lot and drive to the right, circle back behind the buildings. Park in the back, Siena House of Prayer is on your left. 

AMTRAK
Or arrive by Amtrak, just minutes away!


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Easter Song




May the peace and joy of Christ's poverty that was born in a barn and left Him homeless in a borrowed and empty tomb be yours as you watch our inspirational movie-short "Easter Song" at https://youtu.be/5FcAGino8gU
 
In His emptiness and homelessness, God highly exalted Him and bestowed upon Him the name above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow in heaven and on earth and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord!  

Donate to our 80,000 + homeless family alms of compassion at www.ServantsoftheFather.org. Thank you and may God bless you!  Bro. Joseph +

Monday, April 2, 2018

Celebrate Easter - All 50 Days to Pentecost!



It’s not too late (Easter is 50 days until Pentecost) to make homemade Italian Easter bread and wow your taste buds, family and friends! Help 80,000 homeless family by ordering the book today at Amazon.com! (You will also receive a free eBook!)

TIPS

OK the page number for grandma's and my Aunt Sarah's Easter bread: The recipe is in St. Joseph Table Cookbook page 78. I just made 1/2 recipe and it worked very well by cutting the ingredients in half, making six "smedium" loaves of bread. I did increase the Anise and I added a little orange liqueur Grand Marnier.

To make the dough rise I warmed the rising bowl before using it and used hot water but not too hot to kill the yeast and I warm the oven to 175° and turned it off and let the bread rise covered in the oven for about one hour.  Right before baking, be sure to beat one egg and brush the tops for a nice glaze. It is not necessary to braid with Easter eggs.

You can do it without the hard-boiled eggs in the picture! Also, you do not have to braid, just form into loaves and place in bread pans or shape round loafs on greased cookie sheets.

MORE TIPS

One half recipe fits very well in a home-style Kitchen Aid Mixer, letting the dough hook do all the work for you.  If you make 1/2 recipe kneading by hand is easier too, much less work than making the whole 5 pounds of flour.  But if you have helpers or young at heart, go for it!

P.S.  Remember, the Servants of the Father of Mercy is an IRS 501 ( c ) 3 California Corporation, Tax Exempt, Nonprofit and Association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Mail donations to Servants, 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Jesus Conquered the Grave!

Jesus, born in a borrowed barn, lived with Peter in a borrowed house and buried homeless in a borrowed tomb.  Jesus, through his self-abandonment, poverty, humility and rejection he defined a new power and conquered the grave!


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Think Easter!

Think Easter? Think "Help the homeless!"

Holy Thursday and Good Friday - 2pm to 6pm make homeless treats and gifts bags!

Easter Sunday - 10am celebrate team Easter liturgy, 10:45am deliver Easter gifts to homeless on the streets, 1pm team homeless family and friends hot homemade Easter dinner!

Where?  Servants of the Father of Mercy, 1544 Morse Avenue, Ventura, CA​  93003

Or make an Easter donation to increase homeless deliveries of food, clothing, water and more online at Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc. 

Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc. - IRS 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Corporation & Association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Listed in the Official Catholic Director pg. 724

Behold your King!

Hosanna in the highest! Behold your king. He is broken, beaten, crushed, crucified and forsaken. By his stripes we are healed!



Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spring Flowers!



Making spring flower gifts for the old folks in area nursing homes with our homeless family Mickey and Cody. We’re also celebrating with homemade strawberry shortcake!

Dirt Bikers




"Servants of the Father of Mercy has changed my life. Brother Gary is the best. God Bless our 80,000+ homeless we serve!

"Hit me up at email, Whiteboyzzracing23@gmail.com"

Cody Gibbs


Monday, March 19, 2018

I AM DEATH: METH



I AM DEATH

Hello new friend, my name is DEATH,

some still call me Crystal Meth.

I’m easy to find, and a breeze to make,

just ask around, I make you feel great.

Try me for free, I can afford one hit,

I know if you do, I am hard to quit.

Forget those who love you, I am all you will need,

take my hand, to your death I will lead.

I have no conscience, grief is my soul,

I will not leave you, until your body is cold.

You will meet new people, I am social you see,

I’ll teach you to lie, steal, and cheat.

Your new group of friends, they know me well,

and if we get caught, they will leave you in hell.

I am important, I am the best, I make some rich,

then I destroy the rest.

I’ll keep you awake, unable to work, I make mothers cry,

some call me a jerk.

If you have children, or someone you love, I can destroy them,

remember, I am Meth, the Death Drug.

Don’t look in the mirror, you won’t believe what you see,

the reflection looking back, some say it is me.

I’ll rot your teeth, I’ll destroy your gums,

but just remember, you are having fun.

One important thing, you may not even notice the change,

your mind will not function as it did before I came.

Once you are mine, and you have lost everything,

don’t curse my name, you came looking for me.

I’m very possessive, I’ll take your life,

and if you don’t believe me,

Keep doing ICE.

Now that you know me, and we are friends,

KNOW I AM DEATH, will you love me to the end?


Written by a grieving mother . . .


Please pray, share and get the word out that there is only one way out - cry out to God for His help!


A public service announcement from the Servants of the Father of Mercy.  Join our all-volunteer team today serving 80,000 + homeless in Southern California and beyond.  Call Bro. Joseph at (310) 595-4175 and find out what you can do!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Walking a Mile in My Shoes!




Prayers for our brother Cody (we just repaired his feet using Dawn dish-soap-soak, Neosporin ointment, Band-Aids, clean socks and black stage tape to keep it all taped together - LOL) and all our homeless family that do a lot of walking and painfully suffer from blisters, diabetic ulcers and other foot infections.  Tough life!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



Just had to share a picture from celebrating together years ago on St. Patrick's Day with our wonderful community of saints, ARC - Association of Retarded Citizens in Oxnard, CA The very talented "piano man" is Jose leading the festivities.


Friday, March 2, 2018

The Nutritious Lupine


On page 6 of our fundraiser cookbook for the homeless, Saint Joseph’s Table Cookbook is the recipe for “Fagioli Lupine” appetizer.  Lupine beans are the highest in protein! It takes 10 days to cure them in salt water brine. Historically, the beans have been cultivated since the Egyptian empire 2000 B.C.E. also, in the Greek and Roman empires the beans were marketed by street vendors along with a glass of beer or wine. Be sure to try them out this nutritious lupine and make the recipe by ordering the cookbook at Amazon -  click here - Saint Joseph's Table Cookbook at Amazon.com

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Joy to The World - All the Boys and Girls!


Joy to The World - All the Boys and Girls


Mercy Homeless Productions – Movie-short . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMIndRQoJC8

Homeless in Los Angeles, Saturday, February 24, 2018. Join the Servants of the Father of Mercy,1544 Morse Avenue, Ventura, CA team where volunteers regularly give and receive joy. Email Info@servantsofthefather.org or call and join the team at (310) 595-4175.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

April Showers Bring May Flowers!


SERVANTS OF THE FATHER OF MERCY NEWSLETTER APRIL & MAY 2018

4/1 Easter Sunday, 10am celebrate the Resurrection at our Sunday Eucharistic Liturgy. Be at the chapel and help deliver Easter gifts to the Ventura area homeless until 12:30 noon.  FREE Easter lunch to follow!

4/27 Friday, 9:30am, make lunches for homeless  along with packing up the truck/trailer for Saturday’s delivery in Los Angeles  and Ventura.

4/28 Saturday at 8:30 am be here in Ventura, CA to go and deliver clothing, food, water and more to the homeless in Ventura or Los Angeles.  Or meet in Los Angeles at 11am at St. Peter's Church.

4/29 Sunday, 2 pm to 5pm - Youth & Family Sunday!  Make crafts “April Showers Bring May Flowers” for the sick and elderly, deliver the gifts to Treacy Villa nursing home and then team pizza lunch and salad bar for everyone at Round Table Pizza in Ventura.

TENTH ANNUAL TEAM RETREAT
FRIDAY—SUNDAY, MAY 25—27
MSGR. LIAM KIDNEY, SPEAKER

FREE by donation—the annual Servants of the Father of Mercy retreat is Memorial Day weekend, Friday  2pm to Sunday 2pm, May 25, 26, 27, 2018 at the St. Catherine's by-the-sea, Siena Prayer Center, Ventura, CA.  Reserve Now!  At the Siena Prayer Center, 1931 Poli Street, Ventura, CA 93001  RSVP Call (310 )595-4175.

Friday, February 16, 2018

This recipe needs you!


St. Joseph's Table Cookbook - 100s of Years of Old World Family Cooking

1 Cookbook - 150 recipes!

Just one recipe makes 5 family favorites.

This recipe (video-short below) needs you!

You need this cookbook!  Available at Amazon.com or call (310) 595-4175. 

All the proceeds, 100% of sales benefit 80,000 + homeless Americans we serve! Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc. - Mercy Books




Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!


"Love! You can't leave to chance!"  Bro. Gary Joseph




Monday, February 12, 2018

The "Love Bug" Invaders

Meet the Love Team with their "Love Bug" Invaders: Ventura Convalescent Hospital, Sunday, February 11, 2017.





Join the all-volunteer team today, let us know in the comments below!

Celebrating Love all Valentine's Week!

Celebrating Love all Valentine's Week!

A movie-short with hugs from our team . . . 
 
Shower the People with Love!
 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Chubby Camels


Who is the "Servants of the Father of Mercy" and what do they do?

The "Servants of the Father of Mercy" is an Association and Catholic ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

In actuality, it just looks like we help the homeless . . .

But in reality, "Servants of the Father of Mercy" helps middle-class and wealthy people to go to heaven by inviting them to donate their money and hearts, having compassion on the poor homeless.  So, that is our mission, "to help people who have homes and wealth to enter the Kingdom of God."

Jesus said:  "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven."  Mark 10:25

May God bless you as you follow the "Servants of the Father of Mercy" on social media, and we pray you will have a lot of success taking from your wealth and giving it to the poor.  Ultimately, the rich and poor, we can all make it to heaven together!

Prayers and blessings . . .

The Servants of the Father of Mercy Team


Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Well, Marie Foti (Photo 1 - pretty gal in the white dress) recently reminded friends that 2018 is the 10th anniversary of the opening Mass of the Servants of the Father of Mercy.  Peter Torsiello (Photo 1 - awesome leader with the guitar) and music group were the worship team for the celebration. It was held at St. Peter's Italian Catholic Church, Chinatown, Los Angeles, January 26, 2008.

Present at that Mass were Myrna Emata (piano) along with 30 other musicians, singers and guests. (Photo 2 - that is Westwood, Saint Paul the Apostle Catholic Community's drummer, Joel Fischer on percussion.)

However, the first servants began helping the homeless in Los Angeles under the 3rd Street bridge in 2001. All-totaled, we now celebrate 16 years of the privilege of serving the poorest of the poor in Southern California.


Friday, February 2, 2018

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE!






In Menlo Park, NJ in 1879 (New Years Eve), Thomas Edison gave the gift of light to the entire world. 

In Jerusalem, Israel in the year 33, Jesus Christ by his resurrection gave the gift of light to the souls, hearts and minds of all the peoples of the world.

In the year 00, God said, "Let there be light!" and gave the gift of light to the entire universe.