Disaster Relief Ministry in Chattanooga

Disaster Relief Ministry in Chattanooga

On Thursday, Butch Cecil and SCNs Janet Ballard and Luke Boiarski traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to present a training workshop on the SCN Disaster Relief Ministry. That night, many of the SCN Associates joined them at Scheri’s house for a wonderful pizza...
Young adults volunteer with Sisters

Young adults volunteer with Sisters

On July 6, four members of Charity Alive along with Sisters Nancy Gerth and Luke Boiarski traveled to Beattyville, Kentucky to assist Dora Ross, the director of Kentucky Cornerstone Ministries. On Saturday, the group returned to Nazareth where they were joined by...
Sisters and volunteers work with Feeding America

Sisters and volunteers work with Feeding America

Sisters and volunteers worked with the Feeding America network on Wednesday. It is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who came out to assist with the...
Volunteers complete mission in Montana

Volunteers complete mission in Montana

“Friday was the final day of work here on the Crow Reservation. We finished not only sealing and staining Chief Plenty Coup’sHouse butt were able to complete the home of Mary DeCrane. Mary is an elder who is sharing her home with other members of her clan....
Volunteers visit the Crow Nation in Montana

Volunteers visit the Crow Nation in Montana

The Montana big blue sky and the rolling prairies caressed by majestic mountains in the distance gives one a sense of freedom and deep appreciation of the natural beauty that surrounds the Crow Nation. Volunteers for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth arrived in...
‘Pres Girls’ volunteer with Sisters in Belize

‘Pres Girls’ volunteer with Sisters in Belize

Volunteers from Presentation Academy in Louisville, Kentucky, joined the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Belize for a volunteer immersion experience. The group returned to a home built by the SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program four years ago. They finished painting...
SCN Volunteers

SCN Volunteers

“Arrived in Belize City on Saturday morning safe and sound, as the young women were filled with enthusiasm, as we begin our Mission experience. On Sunday, we were treated to a wonderful Belizean meal with Sister Amina Bejos’s family in  San Ignacio....
Students collect sandals for Belize

Students collect sandals for Belize

At the request of the mission committee at Vincentian Academy High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sister Luke Boiarski visited the school in March of 2017. She shared with the students about the volunteer ministry program and how they can become involved. As a...
Charity Friendship Retreat & Workshop

Charity Friendship Retreat & Workshop

More info and registration here. The Federation Grassroots Committee invites Sisters, Associates, and affiliates to attend Charity Friendship: Deepening Our Relationships through Contemplative Conversations. The retreat will take place Oct. 15-20, followed by the...
SCN disaster relief team responds

SCN disaster relief team responds

At least thirteen people have died and dozens more injured as severe storms have brought flooding and tornadoes to Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas recently. The SCN Disaster Relief team traveled on Monday, May 8 to Durant, Mississippi, the community served...
SCN volunteers help a family in Appalachia

SCN volunteers help a family in Appalachia

Easter is a time for hope and new life. This is just what 10 SCN Lay Mission Volunteers from Michigan and Kentucky gave to a family in the Appalachia region. These volunteers ventured with Sister Luke Boiarski to Beattyville, Kentucky, where they worked in...
After storm comes to Nazareth, SCN volunteers respond

After storm comes to Nazareth, SCN volunteers respond

View more photos. Today SCN volunteers were hard at work cleaning the cemetery after a storm hit the Nazareth campus. Many trees came down, windows were broken, and some places on the Motherhouse roof took on water. The SCN lay mission volunteers are used to...
Crossing The Border

Crossing The Border

A Grassroots Connection A couple years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans in 2005, then vocation directors, Sister Luke Boiarski for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Sister Jovita MacPherson for the Sisters of St. Martha, joined other Charity...
Volunteer trip turns to disaster relief

Volunteer trip turns to disaster relief

Eight members of the SCN Lay Volunteer Ministry traveled from Nazareth to New Orleans in February to spend three days helping to restore a home that had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago. Together with two workers from the St. Bernard Project they...
Appalachian Christmas in Beattyville

Appalachian Christmas in Beattyville

The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program recently traveled to Beattyville, Kentucky in Appalachia to assist Ms. Dora Ross in preparing for her annual Christmas community outreach program. In the upcoming weeks, hundreds of families from the surrounding area will visit...
Volunteers visit Holy Springs, Miss.

Volunteers visit Holy Springs, Miss.

Sister Luke Boiarski, Sister Maria Brocato, Associate Mary Gene Frank along and four members of Charity Alive, TaNaa Davis, Erica Watts, Robbie Lewis, Andreiona Williams, and volunteer Pam Coates, traveled to Holly Springs, Mississippi last week to assist in the...
St. Joseph the Carpenter House

St. Joseph the Carpenter House

The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program celebrates a new chapter in the vibrant ministry’s history. Sister Luke Boiarski and Felicia Trager held a house warming and grand opening of the temporary residence for volunteers at the newly renovated and newly named, St....
SCN Volunteers visit West Virginia to help with flood relief

SCN Volunteers visit West Virginia to help with flood relief

West Virginians face a long road to recovery after deadly June flooding It was a declared a major disaster in West Virginia. Flash flooding left at least 23 people dead. The floods have been called the worst in a century for portions of the state. SCN volunteers are...
60 girls, three Sisters and one home

60 girls, three Sisters and one home

Carolyn Hope Smeltzer, RN, Ed.D, FACHE, FAAN, traveled to India as part of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s Volunteer Immersion Program in 2014. She became close to the children being cared for at Asha Kiran during her time as a volunteer there. She shares the...