A few months back we encouraged you to “Spice Up Your Summer” with spices, herbs, and recipes from the Mater Dolorosa kitchen. As we find ourselves squarely in the middle of Fall and the holiday season on the horizon, more time may be spent in the kitchen with family.
We invite you to Cook with Passion with your Mater Dolorosa Family this season, using a personal favorite recipe of a staff member or a member of our Passionist Community. So, join us in cooking and baking some of our go-to recipes. But remember, if cooking isn’t your thing, consider passing the spice kit on to someone you love or give it as a gift for the upcoming holiday season.
For every $100 donated to our Food Ministry program, Mater Dolorosa will send you a bag of spice or herb and a couple of recipes. Your $100 donation will provide 15 meals to those in need at this critical time. If you can donate something towards this important ministry it will help us keep important staff fully utilized, as well as support our mission in the most practical way we know how.
Meals prepared and packaged by the Mater Dolorosa kitchen staff for its Food Ministry
With the generous donations from our retreatants, friends, and corporate sponsors, our special Food Ministry Program has been helping to meet the needs of homebound seniors, families, and homeless communities who don't have the capacity right now to cook or obtain their own meals. Each week, the Mater Dolorosa Kitchen and Staff prepare, package, and deliver roughly 800 meals—all of which would be impossible without your support. For that, we are so grateful! It is our goal to continue service to the most vulnerable in our communities, but we still need financial assistance for this program.
Despite the re-opening of certain businesses and organizations, the need for food preparation and distribution services has not diminished and to keep serving the most vulnerable, we still need your support!
God Bless you all on behalf of the team at Mater Dolorosa. Pax Bonum (Peace & All Good),
Dr. Michael Cunningham, O.F.S.
Retreat Center Director
Check out the following short video to meet our Food Ministry partners!
A huge thank you to Tom Tharayil and his company Pax Spices of Covina, CA for this wonderful donation of spices to the Food Ministry Program and “Spice It Up” campaign here at Mater Dolorosa. This fundraiser for the Food Ministry would not be possible without their support. www.paxspices.com
And special thanks to our other corporate sponsors and supporters