Monthly Archive August 2012

Volunteer

Volunteer   God has given each of us a special talent, and we’d love to have you share yours with us! To volunteer at Holy Family Home, please click here to download and complete the volunteer application and return it by mail or e-mail.  We will contact you to set up an interview.  Thank you. Read more…

History (Slim)

Slim: A Peaceful Man Who Has Made A Communal Impact BY ERIN MAGUIRE, THE BULLETIN PUBLISHED: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009 Sitting in a green armchair beneath an Eagles pennant in his room, Slim held on his lap a plastic yellow safe box filled with his prized belongings. Nearby, a white Bichon/poodle named Molly that Slim Read more…

History (Moffitt)

My History with the Little Sisters by Catherine Moffit – Admissions I first met the Little Sister of the Poor back in 1972 when I was in the 8th grade.  The Little Sisters came to my grade school to talk about their mission at St. Michael’s Home for the Elderly.  They brought with them two Read more…

History (Kagel)

Kathy’s Story by Kathleen Kagel – Director of Nursing My first introduction to the Little Sisters of the Poor and their work with the elderly began thirty years ago when some friends invited me to accompany them on a weekend to volunteer at the Little Sisters home in Germantown.  Although I was curious, I wasn’t Read more…

History (Dengler)

A Safe Port in a Storm by Jim Dengler, AJJ member, volunteer and former Advisory Board Member of Holy Family Home Growing up in Southwest Philadelphia was like living on a ship. The bow was Most Blessed Sacrament Church and School. This parish provided us and the city with some of the best athletes of Read more…

History (Carter)

Don’s Story by Don Carter – Director of Plant Operations & Maintenance My first experience with the Little Sisters was when I was in first or second grade at Most Blessed Sacrament School.  The school was having a canned good drive for the Little Sisters Home down the street.  I wondered how the Sisters could Read more…

Vocations

Vocations   If God has gifted you with a love for the poor and a desire to know him more deeply, he may be offering you the precious gift of a vocation to consecrated life. We’d be happy to speak to you and accompany you in your discernment. With the recent canonization of our Mother Read more…

Youth

Youth     Are you a high school or college student looking for a way to make a difference in the world? Are you seeking a place to volunteer your time and talents? Do you enjoy helping the elderly? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place! Youth Read more…

Chaplain’s Corner

Chaplain’s Corner   Heaven’s Vestibule Almost one score years ago, June 21, 1993, a new priestly season began for me. On that day, I started my new assignment as the chaplain of Holy Family Home in Philadelphia to about 100 Residents who were under the watchful care of the Little Sisters of the Poor. Since Read more…

Chaplain’s Biography

Chaplain’s Biography Father Douglas McKay was ordained in 1982 for the archdiocese of Philadelphia. As a priest, he has ministered in parishes, hospitals, prisons, schools, neighborhood bars, playgrounds, and on the streets. Since 1993, he has been the chaplain of Holy Family Home, serving the elderly with the Little Sisters of the Poor. He is Read more…