Pastor's Message

August 6, 2017

Cardinal Joseph Tobin sent April Harris an unsolicited donation for In Jesus’ Name Charities.  This letter accompanied it.
Archdiocese of Newark
Office of the Archbishop

                                                                         June 1, 2017
April Harris
In Jesus Name Charities
400 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Dear April,
            Pope Francis observes that too often we see “...a scandalous gap between the opulence of the wealthy and the destitution of the poor  Often we need only walk the streets of a city to see the contrast between people living on the street and the brilliant lights of the store windows.  We can become so accustomed to these things that they no longer unsettle us.”
            I am grateful for the volunteers and the men and women of good will throughout the community who remain unsettled by the needs of others and seek to respond to the material necessities of the underprivileged and marginalized in Hoboken.  The Lord instructs us “ openhanded toward your neighbor and toward the poor and needy in your land.” (Deuteronomy 15:11).  May the Lord bless the interfaith outreach of IJNC and those served by its good work.
            Enclosed please find a donation in support of the compassionate service which flows of the outreach of In Jesus Name Charities and the charitable hearts of all those who make it a reality.
                                                                        Sincerely yours in Christ the Redeemer,
                                                                        Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R.
                                                                        Archbishop of Newark
c: Reverend Alexander Santora
Archdiocesan Center
171 Clifton Avenue • Post Office Box 9500 • Newark, New Jersey 07104-0500 • (973) 497-4004 • Fax (973) 497-4018

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