Priory of the Light

The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem ®


Below you will find the current charities which Priory of the Light supports.

UMOM Day Centers
UMOM New Day Centers mission is to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual.

Founded in 1964, UMOM is the largest homeless shelter for families in Arizona. We keep families together, we provide a continuum of care from emergency shelter to transitional housing and finally, permanent, affordable housing. Families at UMOM have the opportunity to gain the skills, medical care, quality child care, and education they need to rebuild their lives and succeed when they leave. Programs and Services:

  • Family Homeless Shelters
  • Permanent Housing
  • Watkins Basic Needs Shelter
  • Veteran Programs
  • Child Care
  • Wellness

Packages From Home
Packages From Home has a commitment to our military and their families, Fry's Food Stores has a commitment to our military and their families, and now it is time to show your commitment to our military and their families. Shop at Fry's Food Stores and purchase your very own Courageous Heart today to show your support for our United States military. Packages From Home is proud to announce Fry's Food Stores has once again selected Packages From Home to be one of four organizations to benefit this from their Courageous Hearts campaign. Starting February 1, 2015 through February 28, 2014, all 119 Fry's Food stores will be giving their customers the opportunity to purchase their very own Courageous Heart.

Jerusalem Mite
We encourage all members to give generously of their time and resources to these causes through the annual contribution to the Jerusalem Mite, which supports our work in the Holy Land, and through your support of different charitable efforts of your local Priory or Commandery. The Autonomous Grand Priory of the United States of America (Our National Organization) provides direct significant financial contributions to the following organizations: Donations to Support Maintenance of Holy Land Sites, Hospitals, and Schools.

MANA House
MANA (Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force) House is the transitional housing facility for Madison Street Veterans Association. At this location we provide 53 clients with everything they need to get back on their feet such as:

  • Hot Meals
  • Transportation & Bicycles
  • Clothing
  • Computer Access
  • Laundry & Showers
  • Drug-Free environment
  • Job Services

Once a client submits an application, we review their information to see how we can best serve their needs with our available resources. Once a veteran passes the screening process, they are allowed to stay at the MANA House for up to two (2) years while actively searching for work or filing VA and/or Social Security Claims.

Franciscan Renewal Center
Since 1951, the Franciscan Renewal Center — affectionately known as the “Casa de Paz y Bien” or simply “the Casa” — has existed in Paradise Valley, Ariz., to offer spiritual growth, healing and transformation that moves lives into the service of others.

The Casa was founded by and is today an active religious community of the Order of Friars Minor — part of the worldwide Franciscan family, following in the footsteps of Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi. The Casa is a wholly owned entity of the Franciscan Friars Province of Saint Barbara, based in Oakland, Calif., that works cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix.

Activities at the Casa include daily and Sunday Mass, spiritual retreats, wellness retreats, gathering space for non-profit groups, licensed behavioral health counseling, spiritual direction, as well as more than 50 volunteer ministries that give aid to the poor or vulnerable, empower individuals to improve their circumstances, and build community fellowship.





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