Family Promise

Family Promise Needs Volunteers!

St. Benedict the Abbot is hosting Family Promise at Mary's House (St. Patrick, Canonsburg), the week of February 25—March 3. We are in need of meals
(5:30 to 6:30 pm) and hospitality (6:30 to 8:30 pm).

If you are able to help with meals, please call Sandy Mertens at 724.941.6484 or 724.747.3090 or email

To help with hospitality, please call Patty Ross at
412.854.9110 or 412.973.9090 or email

Overnighters are needed for Family Promise from 8:30 pm to 6 am. To help, please call Blaise Hollot at 724.942.0748‬ or 724.747.3301 or email

Please pray for these homeless families and all our volunteers who dedicate themselves to the Ministry


What is Family Promise?

When I needed a ride you drove me in the big blue van...
When I was tired you gave me a bed to sleep on...
When I was lonely you gave me comfort...
When I was hungry you gave me food..

The Family Promise program is dedicated to helping homeless families stay intact during times of crisis. The Interfaith Hospitality Network in Washington has approximately 32 area churches that provide families with a warm bed, three meals per day, transportation, compassion and comfort.

To volunteer, you can also fill out our online form and click the submit button.