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LAMP Ministries is a Catholic lay missionary association, comprised of people who serve among the materially poor, with a focus on evangelization. LAMP’s call has drawn us into the beating Heart of Jesus as that Heart of Compassion embracing those most in need, with our Blessed Mother’s Heart united to His.
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"You, Lord, give light to my lamp; my God, You brighten the darkness about me."
                                                                                                - Psalm 18:28

While the name 'LAMPCafé' may suggest a quiet coffee shop located someplace far removed from the realities of inner-city life, it is actually just the opposite.  The LAMPCafé is a special street ministry that uses a canteen truck to bring different areas of New York City not only food, but also Scripture readings, rosaries, and opportunities to pray with LAMP Ministers and Volunteers.
Picture: The LAMPCafé Picture: The LAMPCafé
Children who are both physically and spiritually hungry often come to the LAMPCafé.  They enjoy listening to Gospel readings and interacting with the LAMP Ministers.

Picture: The LAMPCafé

Picture: The LAMPCafé
On a cold day, the LAMPCafé stops in an area where homeless people live.  LAMP Missionaries invite the homeless to share friendship, a cup of coffee, and prayer.

Picture: The LAMPCafé

In 1998, soon after the LAMPCafé had begun, Cardinal John O'Connor joyfully inspected the truck and blessed this Ministry.  Tom Scheuring, along with other members of the LAMP community, were present.
The LAMPCafé is in need of volunteers on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 11:00am and 1:30pm to help distribute food to those in need.  If you would like more information, or if you would like to volunteer for a day or two (or more) per month please contact us.

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