The Felician Associates of Central New York gathered at Sacred Heart Convent in Syracuse on Sunday, January 31, to make sandwiches for the men who come to the Men’s Shelter in downtown Syracuse.
The shelter is run by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Syracuse. Joining the group of associates were SM Melanie Jaworski, coordinator for the Syracuse area; the priests of the parish, Father Andrew Baranski, pastor, and Father Sanislaus Kardas; as well as the granddaughter of an associate.
After making the sandwiches, the group took them to the shelter where they were served by the peanut butter and jelly sandwich makers.
Sister Melanie said, “It was a good experience as we celebrate the Year of Mercy to get a better view of the needs and gratitude of the homeless.” An associate remarked, “What a good way to spen