Members of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Limerick, volunteered Dec. 14 at God’s Kitchen, a soup kitchen run in the school of a Protestant church in Pottstown, helping to feed the poor and homeless members of the community. The parish’s outreach effort was part of its Year of Mercy activities this Advent. Read full coverage here. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

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Mary Cutillo, director of the food program at Coventry Christian Church, right, talks with members of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish who volunteered to serve meals at the church.

Deacon David Kubczak leads the group in prayer before serving dinner to those in need.

Deacon David Kubczak leads the group in prayer before serving dinner to those in need.

Rosemary Whitehouse and Christopher Beehler stir beets to be served as they volunteer during the year of mercy.

Rosemary Whitehouse and Christopher Beehler stir beets to be served as they volunteer during the year of mercy.

Elizabeth Beehler dishes out salad while feeding those in need.

Elizabeth Beehler dishes out salad to feed those in need.

Rosemary Whitehouse serves as a work of mercy.

Rosemary Whitehouse serves as a work of mercy.

Marie Beehler helps a woman put dressing on her salad as she volunteers at Coventry Christian Church.

Marie Beehler helps a woman put dressing on her salad as she volunteers at Coventry Christian Church.

Volunteers of all ages serve those in need at Coventry Christian Church during the Year of Mercy.

Volunteers of all ages serve those in need at Coventry Christian Church during the Year of Mercy.

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Tim Beehler and Deacon David Kubczak do their part by keeping up on the dish washing.

Tim Beehler and Deacon David Kubczak do their part by keeping up on the dish washing.