|Helping our local Churches
| Cornerstone is
a Movement in the Roman Catholic Church. However, Cornerstone
Alumni are not serving the needs of their own parishes, but in an
ecumenical spirit, Cornerstone Alumni do ministry with other
churches and along side people of other religions.
Trinity Episcopal Church in Ossining, NY is a good
example. Located in the center of town, Trinity Church houses
the Food Pantry at which many Cornerstone men and women work.
A Cornerstone couple started Loaves and Fish, a program that serves
a free meal to anyone who comes to Trinity Church auditorium on
Saturday evening from 5 to 6 PM. There are 6 teams that rotate
cooking the meal that is served and another to take home.
In August of 2008 Cornerstone Alumni approached
Rev. Canon Charles P. Pridemore, Rector of Trinity Church asking for
space to house the local clothing
|Churches Cornerstone Alumni have and are Serving
regularly and with projects
of the Presentation
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Name of Mary
Lady of the Wayside
Millwood, NY (Historic Site)
|Father Charles gave over two rooms in the walk in
basement of the Trinity Church Thrift Shop. The rooms were
pretty much gutted, new walls were put up and painted, a dirt floor
in the rear room of the 125 year old building was covered with
cement and painted. Shelving was put up, tables brought in and
a wonderful clothing redistribution center was created.
St. Ann parish needed a wrought iron gate rebuilt; Our
Lady of the Wayside needed a parking lot graveled, the building
painted, a basement converted into a meeting room. St.
Augustine received maintenance work on the grounds; help cooking at
their annual picnic; the revitalization of one of the oldest Knights
of Columbus councils; assistance at the annual Italian Festival;
help with Youth 200 retreat;
Parishioners that used to show up on Sunday for Mass,
are now active members of the Church and the community because of
their Cornerstone experience.