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...
SCN Volunteers in Belize

SCN Volunteers in Belize

Volunteers with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have been working in Belize since Monday, Feb.8, 2016. They were warmly greeted by Joe Barrs of Camalote Camp. The volunteers are working in close proximity of the camp. Four volunteers are a assisting a family in...
St. John’s Belize Immersion Trip

St. John’s Belize Immersion Trip

On Oct. 18, 12 members of St. John Francis Regis Church, in Hollywood, Maryland, along with their Pastor, Father Ray Schmidt, travelled to Belize, in Central America, and built a home for a family in need. The group was led by Sister Luke Boiarski, director of the Lay...
Volunteers working in Belize, an update from the team

Volunteers working in Belize, an update from the team

Follow the St. John’s Bill Schaefer House Mission Team throughout their SCN Lay Mission Volunteer experience in Belize on their blog: http://stjohnsmission.blog.com From Sister Luke Boiarski, Today was a long day for the Mission Team. This morning the Mission...
Volunteers building a home for a family in need

Volunteers building a home for a family in need

On Saturday, 12 volunteers from St. John’s Church in Hollywood, Maryland, along with Rev. Ray Schmidt and Sister Luke Boiarski were commissioned during the 5:00 p.m. Mass. They began their journey to Belize City, Belize, on Sunday. They will be building a home...
Volunteer group visits Appalachia

Volunteer group visits Appalachia

This week SCN Lay Mission Volunteers along with Sister Luke Boiarski arrived at Kentucky Cornerstone Ministries in Beattyville, Kentucky. Their volunteer efforts are going towards the center, helping Dora Ross, director of Kentucky Cornerstone Ministries. This center...
Volunteers build roof in Appalachia

Volunteers build roof in Appalachia

Congratulations to SCN volunteers from Marion County, Kentucky, who rebuilt a porch on a house last spring in Barton, Ohio, and returned this past week to add a beautiful tin roof (Kentucky blue no less). The neighbors in this small town stopped by to compliment the...