Sisters Vinaya and Philo have been visiting Catholic families in outstations as they begin this new chapter for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and enter into pastoral ministry in the Kenya mission. The parish has five outstations and they have completed visiting three of them. As they study the communities they feel that people need primary evangelization. People love the Catholic Church and the churches are full on Sundays, but many of them are not baptized. Those baptized do not receive other sacraments. Many couples are customary married according to their traditions and many marriages are not blessed in the Church. No ongoing catechism. These primary visits will give the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth the direction and focus for their ministries in the future.
The Pittsburgh Community of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, along with the residents of Vincentian Villa and Terrace, participated in a food drive to honor St Vincent’s words “…to serve the poor is to go to God.” Over 40 bags filled to the brim were delivered to North Hills Community Outreach Food Bank along with a check for $325 to continue their service to the poor.