An Oasis for Peace
In the spirit of Father Brady, the Brady Faith Center (BFC) strives to serve as an ‘Oasis for Peace, Hope, and Healing’ in the south side of Syracuse. Over the years, the programs of the Brady Center has evolved to greater serve and support the needs of the surrounding community. Sometimes, the best way to understand the impact of an organization’s mission is through the telling of stories.
Our primary goal is to welcome people into our ministries and programs, which provide bridges and places of connection for people in the inner city and surrounding areas. Through faith and commitment to building relationships, we seek to support members of our community in discovering newfound power and hope within themselves and their communities as a whole. Your generous gift will help individuals in the poorest areas of our communities build a pathway for hope, health, and healing.
Brady Faith Center’s 20 programs include the Brady Farm, Stone Soup Educational Garden, Pedal to Possibilities, Feet on the Street, Summer Servants Immersion Retreat, a 5-week Vacation Bible School and a Brady Market - Hope, Health and Healing Initiative.
In his Spirit
In 1946, Father Charles J. Brady was given his dream appointment- to befriend, share God's love, and perform community outreach with the 15th ward of Syracuse, NY, a predominately black community. Fr. Brady walked with the people in their own neighborhoods, canvassing the streets, and advocated for justice, sharing God's compassion and grace for all.
The Brady Faith Center was established in the spirit of Father Brady to continue his work, meeting the spiritual, educational, and social needs of individuals in the Southwest community. Following Father Brady's passing in 1980, Father John Schopfer carried on his ministry and neighborhoods of our city, and still serves as the Center's pastoral director.
The Brady Faith Center is able to carry out its mission with the support of more than 1,000 parent, youth, and community volunteers who bless us with their time and energy in our unique programming.
Brady Faith Center's 20 Programs include:
Meet Our Team
Brady Faith Center operates with a small staff and a large network of volunteers. Featured below are just some of the people who make Brady Faith Center programming possible.