Holy Saturday

It was a SaturdayA springtime Sabbath SaturdayWhen the stifling silenceMade it hard to breathe. The dear woman was aloneWith her thoughts and memoriesIn a new householdOne day old. In the quiet timeShe recited psalmsAnd sang hymns To keep her courage up. She stirred up the treasuresOf her heartAnd rememberedWhat He had told her. She believed […]

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I Call You Friends

Friendship is a theme that has been running through our ministry of late. As we gather together the start of each new week, we give glory to God by sharing how He has been working in each of our various ministries. Whether it’s a shelter for families, our food truck parked on the street, a […]

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Welcome

Welcome to the website of LAMP Catholic Ministries! We are currently in the process of updating our website, and this page is currently under development. To learn more about us and our ministries, please use the links on the menu and homepage. May God bless you, and Mary intercede for you, LAMP Catholic Ministries

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Life to the Fullest

One day we spent extra time visiting with people on the street instead of our usual schedule at Holy Cross on 42nd Street. At the end of our route, Ed told us there was one more person we could visit with who has met LAMP missionaries over the years. He introduced us to Dylan*, a […]

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From Comfort to Conversion

I left my comfort zone in Pittsburgh, PA seven years ago to become a missionary and evangelist. But I got a whole lot more, a loving witness in community and learning valuable lessons from the materially poor. I found myself through being with others I normally wouldn’t have contact with.  How can you not be […]

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Video from our 35th anniversary!

LAMP recently celebrated its 35th anniversary at a Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral with Timothy Cardinal Dolan! Here are, courtesy of St. Patrick’s Cathedral: 1) An abbreviated video segment (25:35) containing portions of the Mass, the entire homily, etc. 2) The clips that show or discuss LAMP directly (3:49) The video of the entire Mass is […]

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The Power of a Simple Yes

Liliana* had been at Baychester, a homeless shelter for women and children, for quite a while now. Each time the missionaries knocked on her door, she declined any invitation to pray and seemed very uninterested in speaking with us. So today, we walked past her room without knocking expecting the same attitude. As I walked […]

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His Beautiful Face

Two LAMP Missionaries were serving at our LAMP Café ministry on a beautiful late summer New York day. At first glance, the scene looks familiar—the same location, the same silver Café truck, a long line of our brothers and sisters hungry for food and especially hungry for God. But this is God’s ministry so no […]

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