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Feeding The Hungry

October 2017

Sr. Virginia Patrick has spent much of her life in a kitchen, cooking for students, sisters, priests, seminarians, bishops and retreatants.  That ministry has taken her to Kentucky, Maryland and even Rome, Italy! In 2001 Sr. Virginia was missioned to Ecuador and kept busy in Pastoral Ministry.  She returned to the United States in 2015. 

Sister now resides in Manhattan, NY where she fills her days volunteering as a receptionist at Jeanne d'Arc Residence and also serving meals at Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen; always welcoming guests with a smile.

Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen is located on Ninth Avenue in New York City.  It opened in 1982 and serves over 1,000 meals a day!  Hot, well-balanced meals are served between 10:30 and 12:30 each week day.  The meals are prepared by three chefs.  For many of the guests from the five boroughs of New York City, this is their only meal of the day;  all are welcome, with no questioned asked. Holy Apostle is unique in that it is the soup kitchen on week days and returns to a place of worship on weekends.  It takes many hands to make this transformation happen on a weekly basis.


Here in our Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, There are also opportunities to help those in need.  If you would like to volunteer some of your time...

The Parish Kitchen - Pike Street, Covington

Be Concerned Food Pantry - Washington Street, Covington

Welcome House of Northern Kentucky - Pike Street, Covington

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