RAY OF HOPE FOUNDATION
The Ray of Hope Foundation was founded many years ago by our friend Ray Skop, who accepted a special mission from Our Blessed Mother Mary and Her Son, Jesus. His promise was to gather the flock, to reach out to those in need and to encourage people to pray The Holy Rosary. Over the last 12-15 years we were blessed to witness many miracles through Jesus and Our Lady. We feel our Rosary House sits on holy ground, and we will continue to do God’s work by helping those in need, and spread the word to pray The Rosary. In 2012, Ray was called home and those of us at the Ray of Hope Foundation have made it our mission to carry on Ray’s legacy by keeping his promise to The Blessed Mother. We are focused and dedicated to “gather the flock” by praying the Rosary. We try to help others any way we can, whether it’s monetary, emotional or spiritual assistance. The Ray of Hope Foundation will always greet our guests with kindness because we’re all here to help one another.
The Ray of Hope Foundation meets at our Rosary House located in Jersey City, NJ, every First Friday and third Wednesday of the month. We gather to pray The Holy Rosary and bring people closer to God. We pray for those in need of special intentions to help them find the strength they need to carry whatever cross they are bearing. We try to help spiritually, financially, physically and/or emotionally. Helping someone to feel they aren’t alone during their time of need can mean the world to a person in despair. Since prayer is the strongest weapon, we try to utilize social media allowing us the ability to gather the flock and reach people globally in order to spread the word to pray The Rosary. Our foundation has taken it to another level by trying to reach people by spreading our message through billboards throughout New Jersey. Next time instead of feeling frustrated being stuck in traffic, we want people to see our billboard and take that time to say a decade or two of The Rosary or a short prayer of thanks for everything they have, and bring us all closer to God and Mother Mary.
Matthew 18:20 “Where two or more are gathered in My Name, there I am in their midst.”
Our foundation is a non-profit 501C3 organization that runs on the donations we receive. This allows us the ability to assist others and to spread the word to pray The Rosary. We hold 3-4 fundraisers throughout the year which helps us raise money. Each year The Ray of Hope holds an annual toy drive during Christmas, which is mainly funded by the generosity of PSE&G employees and their families as well as our Rosarians. We volunteer our time to pick up these toys and distribute them to many homeless shelters and other inner city organizations that help underprivileged children in Jersey City as well as other surrounding areas. Our foundation has made countless donations to many individuals in need, assisting with medical bills, utilities and/or food. We have also contributed to many organizations to name a few; World Vision, Beth Miriam Shelter, NJ, Change a Life Uganda which helps to bring clean water to Uganda, and many more…