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Order:
The Hospitaller Order of St. John of God is an Order of the Catholic Church. It draws its inspiration from the life, example and teaching of its founder – St. John of God. The basis of his life, example and teaching was a deep sense of hospitality which opened him to every person he met and moved him to do everything in his power to help them in their needs. The Order, endeavoring to maintain, deepen and perpetuate this hospitality towards others as an integral part of the life of God’s people, carries out a wide range of health and social service activities in 52 countries on 5 continents. The membership of the Order consists of 1099 Brothers who come from 51 countries. The Co-workers who partner the Brothers in their activities number approximately 40,000.

Strictly speaking, the Order is composed of men who belong to the religious family popularly known as the Brothers of St. John of God. However, the term ‘Order’ also is taken to indicate the persons and activities of the thousands of Co-workers, men and women, who, throughout the world, provide a wide range of health care and social welfare programs in centers and services that perpetuate the work for the poor, sick and needy commenced by St. John of God in the first half of the 16th century in Granada and southern Spain.

The fortunes of the religious family – the Brothers – have waxed and waned through the four and a half centuries of its life with periods of great expansion and other periods of retrenchment in the face of adverse social, political and ecclesial circumstances. Like many religious institutes today, the Order could be said to be in a period of ‘institutional’ waning. However Brothers and Co-workers are also actively developing a ‘new hospitality’ that responds to the new poor and the new needs of today. It is very evident that more persons are being assisted by the Order throughout the world today than ever before in its history.

Province:
On January 19, 2015 the General Council officially erected the Province of the Good Shepherd in North America. The new Province comprises the centers of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd in North America (United States and Canada) which were incorporated into the Order on the same day, the houses of the Canadian General Delegation and the Center at Westville Grove which had previously belonged to the West Europe Province.

 

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This year the Christmas Marketplace (formerly known as Christmas Hamper) will be offered from Monday, November 23 – Thursday December 24, 2020. The program will offer food, essential seasonal clothing and toys for children ages up to 12 years old. We recognized the need to be open regular hours with the exception of statutory holidays to accommodate as many households as possible. Please book your appointment with reception in person or by phone 905.972.9485 in late October and throughout November 2020. For more info visit www.goodshepherdcentres.ca/services/christmas-programs/ ... See MoreSee Less

Just a reminder: Good Shepherd welcomes anyone in the community to join us for hot meals Monday through Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

Timeline PhotosBr. David, Executive Director, leads the way - distributing hot turkey dinners to people who are homeless and vulnerable on this #ThanskgivingMonday. #heroes4homeless #itstartswithameal #welcomehomeless ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian friends, and the dear Brother's of St. John of God in Canada 🦃

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The Good Shepherd Thanksgiving meal includes a delicious menu of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, buns and dessert. It will be served as a takeaway meal on Monday, Oct. 12 from 3-5 p.m. from The Good Shepherd Centre, 135 Mary St., Hamilton. ... See MoreSee Less

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SAVE THE DATE❗️

Join us as we come together as a community to celebrate more than 50 years of compassionate hospitality through St. John of God Community Services and Archbishop Damiano School. Our Fourth Annual Hope With Hospitality will premiere on Facebook Live, Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 7:00pm. All proceeds raised will allow us to continue the tradition of providing excellence in education and the services vital for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Our first virtual event will be a FREE night that you don't want to miss. There will be silent auction baskets, live music and more! We hope that you will come celebrate with us this year. #SJOGCS #VirtualFundraiser #HopeWithHospitality #PleaseShare❤️

The Silent Auction is NOW OPEN! events.readysetauction.com/stjohngodcommunityservices/hwh
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Timeline PhotosThank you Brandon McAlister & Mask Ontario for donating 1000 masks and to Councillor @kristynwongtam for donating socks for our homeless guests. ow.ly/lKMa50BBjWH donates 10 disposable masks for every box sold. #heroes4homeless #welcomehomeless ... See MoreSee Less

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