Society of Saint Dismas
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Monday, 10 December 2012 16:08

Founder's Day is celebrated every December 1st at each of our sites to honor our founder, Bishop Frank Costantino.  Bishop Frank believed that people could change, and that philosophy is the core belief at Bridges of America.  At the Orlando Bridge, Chaplain Davidson gave the preface to a video of one of Bishop Frank’s speeches where he outlined his vision and shared a bit about his own successful journey. Chaplain Wilson also participated in the event, opening in prayer and offering words of inspiration.

 
Turning Point Fall Family Day PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 11:10

Turning Point Bridge celebrated their Family Fall Day on Saturday, November 3, 2012. 
There were many activities for the children, and a BBQ chicken meal was prepared and served by the Culinary staff.
Christian rapper, Peter Dean, gave a wonderful performance and volunteers from Now Faith Ministries supplied their sound system
to make everything work perfect!  Pastor Victory made the closing statements and Pastor Hilton Daniel, Reverend Miguel Cruz and his wife Ahmid gave inspirational messages and songs throughout the day. 
A big Thank You to all who donated their time and efforts to make this a such successful event.

 
Sacrament of Baptism PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 10:32

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 Father Charles Brown performed the sacrament of Baptism on Christian and Jacqueline.
This marked an important time in these children’s lives and it was celebrated at Cathedral of St. Dismas in the presence of their family and friends.
We look forward to seeing these Children of God grow in The Lord.

 
In Loving Memory of Anthony Rivera PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 10:37

 

Anthony Rivera's Mother (Ms. Silvia Anderson) holding the plaque in honor of his memory.

On Friday, October 5, 2012 the Turning Point Bridge held a Memorial Service honoring Mr. Anthony Rivera.  Mr. Rivera served as a mentor to several of the men at The Turning Point Bridge and was a painter by trade.   Last month, he volunteered to paint The Turning Point Bridge Chapel, using all his supplies and help from a few of The Turning Point men.   After finishing this project Mr. Anthony passed away in his home.  Chaplain Willie Tillman, Bridges staff, and clients all decided to dedicate The Turning Point Chapel to Mr. Rivera in his honor.

His Mother, Ms. Silvia Anderson, requested that the dedication service take place on October 5th, Mr. Rivera’s birthday.  She and approximately 25 of Anthony’s family and friends were in attendance, as well as many Turning Point clients. Dr. Thomas Beckner, Director of Chaplaincy Services, delivered a brief dedicatory address; Fr. Ginery Twichell, Chaplain at the Broward Bridge, read a poem; and clients, Terry Williams and Brandon Kovarick spoke of Mr. Rivera’s impact on their lives.  The services ended with the delivery of a eulogy by Mr. Shawn O’Neill and the hanging of a plaque in memory of Mr. Rivera’s service to God and Turning Point Bridge.

Ms. Barbara Leveton, Facility Director, commended Chaplain Tillman’s efforts:  “Out of all the functions in my last 3 years with the Bridge, this one touched me the most. God Bless you for all you do.  The outcome of this service and how it touched his family, mother, staff, clients, and friends was phenomenal to say the least.”
 

 
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