Community Services & Outreach

Our Work In the Community


Other Available Services 

Feeding the Hungry and Reaching Out to Those in Need.

The various Christian denominations in inner city St. John’s cooperate to sponsor Emmaus House, which offers food and other services available to the poor and the needy.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has branches in several parishes in St. John’s. This Catholic organization is dedicated to providing assistance to those who need food, clothing, and sometimes shelter.

Welcoming Those Who Need a Place of Rest

In the Archdiocese, The Sisters of Mercy and Sisters of the Presentation collaborate to welcome our poor and lonely sisters and brothers at The Gathering Place.

These communities of sisters also undertake many forms of outreach in the inner city of St. John’s, in our rural and outport communities and in our womens’ and youth correctional facilities.

The Lantern, a Christian Spirituality Centre, is an outreach of the Presentation Sisters. It offers many programs, events and opportunities for ongoing adult education and spiritual development.


In Matthew’s Gospel, we read this inspiring passage:

“Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”

Then the righteous will answer him,
“Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you,
or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?”

And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”

(Matthew 25:34-40)

Community Services

and Outreach 


Contact Us

Community Services & Outreach

Pastoral Centre 

200 Military Road

P.O. Box 1363

St. John’s, NL A1C 5H5

Tel: (709) 726-3660

Fax: (709) 726-8021

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