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21/04/2017

St Patrick's Parish To Open New Soup-Kitchen

A new soup-kitchen is to open in Belfast at St Patrick's Parish on Donegal Street.

The new kitchen will open following a Mass of Hope and aims to provide a safety-net and vital lifeline to those experiencing poverty and homelessness.
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In a post on its Facebook page, St Patrick's said: "The initiative is in response to Pope Francis' call to reach out to those in need with concrete acts of mercy. Already, the parish has received pledges of support from community workers and volunteers. Local people are keen to make a difference and show their solidarity with those who have fallen on hard times.

"Mass, which will take place on Wednesday 26 April at 7pm, will be a joyful celebration with music and song by Belfast Community Gospel Choir. It will provide the city's homeless with an opportunity to gather and give their testimony in an atmosphere of faith and friendship. Everyone is welcome.

"Those who would like to assist or volunteer will have an opportunity to speak with the soup-kitchen coordinators after Mass."

(MH/LM)

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