I often find that I sometimes get trapped in my everyday “to do” list. On these days, sometimes I forget to be grateful for the many blessings I have in my life. I welcome our upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday, because it reminds me of what I need to do daily, to remember and offer thanks. Today, I would like each of you to know how grateful we at My Brother’s Keeper are for our many volunteers. You come from many faith communities, or just as individuals who want to help. Each of you has your own blessings and struggles, yet you choose to share your time with us at My Brother’s Keeper, because you care, because you want to help, and you do it in a very personal way, by leaving the comforts of your home and your everyday life to come and serve My Brother’s Keepers guests. We truly could not keep the doors of My Brother’s Keeper open without you! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
May God bless each of you and your families, now and always,
My Brother’s Keeper relies on the charity of our volunteers to accomplish our mission of serving the Irvington community. We are always in need of dedicated volunteers who want to make a difference by helping with:
If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete the application below and email the volunteer coordinator, Kathy Gross, with dates and times that work for you, as well as volunteer jobs that interest you. The email address is kgross@
A Prayer for Fall
God of all seasons, we thank you for Autumn.
We thank you
for the touch of coolness in the air that gives us a new burst of energy,
for the coloring of trees that shows the creativity of the Divine Artist,
for the falling leaves that reveal the strength of the branches,
for the hues of fields that bring peace to our souls,
for the smiles on pumpkins that bring joy to children,
for the fall harvest which that brings us gratitude for the bounty of our land,
for this change of seasons that reveals the circle of life.
God of all seasons, as you transform the earth, transform us by your Spirit.
– Doug Leonhardt, S.J.