Ministry/Team News

From Buildings and Grounds

A Great Big Thanks from B&G

On Saturday, May 13th, we had a great and energetic crew come out to assist with care of the grounds and plantings. Many thanks to Barb Myers for organizing and communicating about the clean-up day. In addition, Barb and I, Gary Mummert, were delighted to have a crew made up of Cheryl Edelen, Deb Oria, John Letson, Jonathan Hill, Ro D’Ostilio and daughter Nellie. To those who could stay, we offered drinks and provided fresh sandwiches. Feed them, and they will come! 

Many Thanks to all!!

From the Caring Circle

Our Caring Circle is Available

Our ‘Care Coordinator’ receives requests and answers questions for the Caring Circle.

Bob Bollinger is the contact person for June.
Joan Stapleton is the assistant.
If you have a need, please contact Bob at 203-438-7210 or

Please note that your call will be returned as quickly as possible but it may be at the end of the day.

From the Social Action Council                                                          

                                                            Soup Kitchen Corner                  by Judy Lacker                                      

On Saturday, June 3rd, some members of Soup Kitchen Team 4 (Team Leaders Bruni Edwards & Yvonne Ruddy-Stein, Joanne Davidson, Michael Stengle, the Parr Family, the Bonansinga/Twombley Family and Ali Haffner) will be returning to the Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen on Spring Street to help serve take-out meals that were cooked in volunteers’ homes as well as bagged sandwiches for lunches and breakfasts and hot lunches for Pacific House also prepared in volunteers’ homes as well as through donations. Unfortunately, we are not yet able to serve the guests a meal inside because of the Covid pandemic.

You can also help feed our neighbors with a gift card in any amount from any local supermarket.. Lynn Taborsak has also been scheduling the sandwich donations so we have just the right amount each day at Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen. If you are interested in making sandwiches, please email her at We can all be an important part of the fight to end hunger in our community!.

In the past couple of years, we have lost some of our Dorothy Day volunteers. Please consider volunteering to be on a DD Team – it only involves a few hours, 3 Saturdays per year. You will find it to be a very rewarding experience. Please contact Judy Lacker for more information or to sign up.

Please note that we have resumed collecting non-perishable food donations on Sunday mornings. Please place your food donations in the basket in the foyer. You can sign up to help transport the weekly collection to The Dorothy Day Hospitality House on Spring Street.