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“We may not have it all together but together we have it all.” Sr Fran Conway

The Beginning

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, the Mary House food pantry was first opened by Sister Frances Conway in 1974. It was named in honor of a long time parishioner of St. Patrick’s, Mary McLaughlin. Since then, the food pantry has given individuals and families in need access to food and other basic necessities, such as toiletries, socks, and warm clothing.

The meal kitchen opened in 1982 and is open every Monday.  Prior to this, the meal kitchen was only open on Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Mary House Today

  • In August, 2008 Mary House was awarded the Street Sights Humanitarian Award for the years of dedicated social service.
  • To date we provide a meal kitchen every Monday night.  Our food pantry is open Wednesday evening and Thursday day.
  • Holiday dinners are also served.
  •  Mary House  provides health assistance, eye care and more.
  • We have an annual Health Fair
  • Our guests include a wide range of people.  People with or without jobs, with or without homes, families, adults, children and veterans.
  • Everyone is welcome at Mary House.