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LAMP Catholic Ministries is a 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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 A Call To Holiness
Are you called to the mission of Lamp?
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 The Eucharist
The Eucharist is central to LAMP's spirituality. The mission of the Church is a continuity of the mission of Christ and draws spiritual energy from communion with His Body and Blood.
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Although you may not be able to visit a materially poor person or family in a crowded shelter or walk-up apartment in the New York City Metropolitan area, you can help to make it possible for a LAMP Missionary to do so.
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"You, Lord, give light to my lamp; my God, You brighten the darkness about me."
                                                                                                - Psalm 18:28

 Welcome to the LAMP (Lay Apostolic Ministries with the Poor) Catholic Ministries Website.  LAMP's main objective is to work with those people who are materially poor, focusing on evangelization. It is a path to holiness for those who embrace it.  As you browse our website, we hope that you will become familiar with our ministry and the unique pioneer mission it provides.  We also hope that you will pray for LAMP, contribute to our outreaches, or consider joining us by becoming a LAMP Missionary.  Finally, we ask that the Lord Jesus will bless you!  -  Tom & Lyn Scheuring, Ph.D.s  Directors  

Street Ministry:
Taking the Gospel to the Streets
 When our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, visited North America in January 1999, he exhorted all Catholics to "have the courage to bear witness to the Gospel in the streets and squares".  The vision of LAMP Ministries, founded in and by the love of Christ Jesus, impels LAMP Missionaries to literally reach out to the poor and homeless on the streets; to those who need to know the Lord has not forgotten them and that the local Catholic Parish wants to be of service to them....
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Ministry With Homeless Families

In 1986, LAMP was invited to serve in the infamous Manhattan Martinique Hotel sheltering 500 broken, scared, and crushed families. Our commitment to support homeless families with faith in Jesus has never wavered.
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Free Evangelization Tools

If you would like a free  bag of Scripture tracts with cards and other Catholic materials, please write or email us.  We will be happy to send the materials to you.

Crisis Pregnancy Ministries

94% of abortion sites are located in poor urban neighborhoods. Responding to the plight of young women faced with crisis pregnancy, LAMP Missionaries are on the front lines of pro-life work, sharing the good news of Jesus’ personal love at crisis pregnancy centers in New York City.
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Lamp Missionary Associates

We invite you to share in the very grace of the Church itself through participating in the call of LAMP right where you live. We invite you to enter LAMP’s path to holiness with us by becoming a LAMP Missionary Associate.

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