Monday, November 19, 2018

Farewell ........

I am writing this post at the behest of  Sara Yacono.

To anyone that has been blessed in the past by the work of Reys of Hope, it is with regret that we have had to close our doors effective September 2018.

 As many of you may already know, both Pat and Fr. John passed away leaving only Peaches to continue our work.  Sadly, she passed away in September from complications from diabetes and a heart condition.  She never went to the doctor - always said she didn't have time - she was committed to the cause and worked tirelessly to help those less fortunate. We know that Pat and Fr. John are sitting at God's table and Peach is there with them.

We are forever grateful to everyone that worked to help us help the men, women and children that came to us with their needs.  Together we made a small difference in the world.  Thank you!!

God Bless you all,

Sara Yacono - aka Pat and Peaches Mom

Monday, June 13, 2016

Note of Condolence for our Padre.

This speaks volumes:

I want to share this note of condolence from my sister whose life was touched by Fr. John when her son was very seriously injured by some thugs and left for dead on the street. Needless to say - they were frantic. Fr. JOhn prayed for them and sent a note. Here is her message:

"Hi Susie,
I was so sorry to hear Fr. John passed away. He was such a good man, and the prayer he sent us when Nick was hurt made a huge difference for me. To me he really showed what it means to be a true Christian, out in the world not just in church on Sundays. He and Pat are surely sitting at Gods table with Jesus right now. "
Love you and thinking of you,

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Fr. John's Funeral Arrangements

Fr. John's services -
Visitation will be held at the Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home, 344 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 on Monday,
June 13th from 6:30-8:30 pm.

A funeral mass will be held at St. Martin of Tours Church, 1 Riverstone Circle, New Hope, PA 18938 on Tuesday, June 14th
at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 am prior to mass at the church.

Interment with military honors will be held at the Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, 350 Province Line Road,
Wrightstown, NJ on Wednesday, June 15th at 10:30 am.

Fr. John

It is with much sadness that I write this - Father John - beloved husband of our Patricia, passed away yesterday morning. As of now we have no other information. On a personal note - I have to say I became a better person having known him. He was a man of God as well as an educator. RIP Fr. John - you will be missed.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Thank You......

We would like to thank Melodi from Jackson for her generous donation of brand new childrens games and toys!!  They're going to make lots of children happy this year.  Merry Christmas Melodi and family.  PS - her little boy helped me load the goodies onto my SUV sleigh to deliver to Peaches -

We would like to thank Linda's Hats for Hope for their continuing support.  Their donation of hats, mittens, scarves, and other handmade items help keep folks toasty warm!  Pat always looked forward to your donations - Merry Christmas !!
Donations have been way down this year - in part I think because we lost our Pat - who had been suffering for some length of time.  She was the glue that held us together - she had her hand on the pulse of our group - she knew what was going where and to whom - who was going to deliver and who was going to pick-up.  Merry Christmas in Heaven, Patty!!  We sorely miss you!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Christmas Donations Needed....

We are in need of Christmas donations - but especially needed are gifts for teens as the kids grow finding things for them become harder and harder.. We rarely get donations that work...need things like...hand held games, board games, dart boards, perfume, cologne, make up, jewelry, wallets, watches, alarm clocks, sports balls, puzzles, crafts , scrapbook, crazy socks,oversized t-shirt/sweatshirt w sayings, book light, gloves, trinket box, gift cards , interesting looking frames, binoculars, brain teaser /teen interest books, jewelry box, cranking flashlight/radio, paint sets, nail polish, nail art, teen interest dvd's, candy, origami kits, bath gel, body lotions, music box, scarfs, magic eight ball, how to books--- make up, hair, nails, joke books, etc,  I have gotten some items for the younger children so at least they are started.  

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Letter from Peaches

At some point in the last 8 years you either helped or received help from Reys of Hope That is why I am writing to you. 

Last Tuesday 11/10/15, my sister Patricia, who was an active part of the Reys of Hope organization, died. She had been very ill during the last 3 years and her death though sad was expected. Her last 2 weeks were spent in Samaritan Hospice Care at Virtua Hospital in Mt Holly, where she received excellent care. Father John and our mother were with her until the end. Reys of Hope, which was such a big part of her life for the last 8 years will continue on and as always we will need donations for that to happen. 

But right now I am asking for your assistance with something else that is as important. I want to make sure Father John knows that others are thinking of him. Excluding the time when each of them were in the hospital, he was with my sister during most of the hours that they were awake for almost 9 years. That is a long time to now be spending most of his time alone. At this time he could benefit from simply knowing he is being remembered. With the loss of Patricia, and his inability to drive due to health reasons, there will be hours when he will have nothing but time to think. Some times that is not a positive thing. He also will be turning 84 in a matter of days and within the past few weeks has had to move out of NJ into PA ( to an area no where near where he had been living). 

With all of these changes it could become very easy for sadness to take over. He is a wonderful man and I would hate to see that happen to him. His email is not active at this time but if you are willing, a simple you are being thought of card sent thru the mail would be welcome. Please pass this request on to anyone who may have been touched by their kindness. There can never be too much positive energy being sent his way. Thank you~ Peaches Yacono

Fr. John Bellezza 
31 Stoney Hill Rd #220 
Morrisville, PA 19067