St Monica’s Charismatic Prayer Group reaches out with their first monthly free dinner

Friday 7 June 2019

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Volunteers from the parish of St Monica's in Moonee Ponds rolled their sleeves up for their prayer Group, Charismatic Prayer Group of the Sacred Heart’s first ever free dinner at the Symons Centre in Moonee Ponds. The night was attended by approximately 25 parishioners from surrounding parishes.

The concept was suggested by Joe Manicolo from St Mark's Fawkner's Hope Cafe. They offer hot food and live entertainment every Thursday and his family contributed as part of the volunteer service provided on St Monica's Charismatic Prayer group's first night of free food for family and friends within the community.

The night was approved by parish priest Fr Tony Feeney and was 'received well by parishioners' as noted by St Monica's Charismatic Prayer Group leader Adrian Commadeur. 

'The purpose of the night is to reach parishioners with the love of God, make them welcome and share a meal,' he says. 'The barbeque meal was high class, and all enjoyed the food and the fellowship,' he added.

'There was a great atmosphere of welcome and acceptance.'

St Monica's Charismatic Prayer Group plan to continue and build upon the success of the night by holding a free dinner every first Thursday of the month. All are welcome.

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