About the John Severn Soup Group
The soup group meets every Monday at 9:00 AM (October - April) at the parish center kitchen to make soup for the St. Vincent dePaul soup kitchen downtown. If you are interested in this ministry please contact Linda at (330) 782 7289 or email@example.com
The soup group relies on monetary donations for food supplies. Donations are appreciated.
History of St. Dominic / John Severn Soup Group
In December 2005, St. Dominic Soup Group was initiated by John Severn, a parishioner of St. Dominic Church. The original soup group made soup in the old school kitchen across the tracks from Dec. 2005 – March 2010. After the school was sold, the group was able to use the kitchen facilities at St. Patrick Church on Oak Hill from October 2010 to April 2013, thanks to the generosity of Fr. Noga, Pastor, who allowed us to use his “soup pot” and gave us a place to store our supplies.
In October 2013, after our new parish center was completed, including a brand new kitchen, we moved into our present facilities. Through the generosity of two anonymous donors who paid for our soup kettle and hood, we were in business once again.
Every Monday morning we make one of our 7 soup recipes, then one of the men transports it to St. Vincent dePaul’s soup kitchen downtown. Skip Barone who is the manager and co-ordinates all of the meals there, tells us constantly how good our soups are!
John Severn passed away in September 2009, and his wife Marge, who was also one of our soup group members, died in 2013. After John’s death, we decided to change our name to the “John Severn Soup Group” in his memory. We have 19 members who enjoy each other’s company and are pleased to do something good for those in need.
The soup group relies on monetary donations for food supplies. They make soup from October through April each year.