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Gratitude Tuesday

This month, FOCUS is preparing for GRATITUDE TUESDAY on November 27th. You might be asking “what is Gratitude Tuesday?” You are probably more familiar with observing “Giving Tuesday,” the Tuesday …

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YES Austin – College Day

On Saturday, October 27th, YES was blessed to serve with a wonderful group of college students at Community First! Village in Austin, TX. This incredible ministry is a 51-acre master …

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God Gives The Increase

I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters …

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Childhood Poverty: how can we take the next step?

This summer, FOCUS partnered with communities across the country who committed themselves to understanding local needs and taking action to make a difference! There are around 15 million children in …

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Stereotypes vs. Compassionate Thinking

Last week at the OCA All American Council, about 50 teens from all over the country had a chance to visit FOCUS Gateway City in St. Louis. After an introduction …

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Walkabout: FOCUS Pittsburgh trauma recovery model drawing national attention

  “FOCUS Pittsburgh knew it was onto something when it piloted its model for strengthening communities — starting with the knowledge that social service help will not stick unless trauma …

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Announcement: Appointment of FOCUS Center Director

FOCUS West Central PennsylvaniaAnnouncement: Appointment of FOCUS Center Director July 24, 2018 FOCUS North America is pleased to announce the appointment of Fr. Seraphim Moslener as Director of the FOCUS …

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These Saints Show Us How To Serve Those In Need

St. Juliana the Merciful Lifelong Service The life of St. Juliana the Merciful shows us how we can serve in every stage of our lives. As a young girl, St. …

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Who are the poor?

Last Sunday Fr. Barnabas Powell interviewed FOCUS’ Executive Director, Seraphim Danckaert, on his live radio show Faith Encouraged. Their conversation covered the theology of caring for the poor and how …

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