Serving Christ, Serving the Poor

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Serving Christ, Serving the Poor

Postby NavnDansk » Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:23 am

"Vincent's Gallery" Showcases Local Artists - Thursday, June 19, 2008
More than 30 talented artists and craftsmen now have a new venue to display their works. Vincent's Gallery officially opened its doors in downtown Hopwood, Pennsylvania. read more ...

Fans, ACs in Short Supply in Cincinnati - Thursday, June 19, 2008
Janice Fullman couldn't stop smiling Wednesday as her three children carried a new air conditioner and fan into their home. read more ...

There Is Such a Thing as a Free Lunch! - Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Last summer, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and other service organizations gave away more than 43,000 meals to hungry kids in Waukesha, Wisconsin. With another school year over and the economy stumbling, the organizations are gearing up for record numbers this summer. read more ...

Serving Christ, Serving the Poor - Wednesday, June 18, 2008
There are many stories of how the Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps the poor: through food pantries, shelters for the homeless and abused, emergency financial assistance, disaster relief, and job training. But for every one of these stories – and there are hundreds of thousands every year – there is another story of how an ordinary member of the laity has been equally helped by being of service to the poor. read more ...

Say the Prayer, Do the Act, Join the Pact! - Tuesday, June 17, 2008
When Pier Giorgio Frassati died in 1925, he left behind a legacy of charity. His family did not know during his lifetime all of the sacrifices that he made to help those in need around him. Now you can pick up where he left off! "The Pact" is a simple commitment to radically change the world -- one act of charity at a time. All it requires is your willingness to pray each day the "Prayer for the Courage to be Great" and to do each day one small act of charity. read more ...

"Savvy Shopper" Touts New Thrift Store - Monday, June 16, 2008
"Yesterday I went into the Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store [in Bonita Springs, Florida] to make a donation," begins Jeanne Vogt, the Marco News "Savvy Shopper" blogger. "I had never been in this location before." read more ...

"Something Is Happening Out There!" - Monday, June 16, 2008
Becky Montelongo, the general director for the four St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Stores in El Paso, has been helping the less fortunate for about 15 years. She's never seen so many people seeking help as she does today. read more ...

Trying to be Productive - Monday, June 16, 2008
Lance Curtis believes he is killing two birds with one stone -- earning some pocket change and also benefitting the community. Curtis is the manager of the newly relocated, renovated, and updated St. Vincent de Paul Society clothing store and food pantry in Marion, Ohio. read more ...

They're Having A Heat Wave - Thursday, June 12, 2008
St. Vincent de Paul social worker Matt Flege confirmed that the number of calls from people seeking air conditioners and fans has spiked as the temperatures have increased in Covington, Kentucky. read more ...

16th Annual Run for the Poor in Cincinnati - Thursday, June 12, 2008
The St. Martin District Council in Cincinnati is hosting its 16th Annual St. Vincent de Paul Run for the Poor this weekend. The 5K Run and Fitness Walk starts at 9 AM on Saturday, June 14th. read more ...

Food Bank Celebrates 25 Years of Service - Thursday, June 12, 2008
"I'm 70 years old in September," said Maureen Stenuis, director of the Society's food pantry in Greenville, New Hampshire. "I'm going to work 70 hours a week with no pay. I love every minute of it." read more ...

New Thrift Store Thrills Austin Columnist - Thursday, June 12, 2008
"As longtime readers of my column know, I adore thrift shops," comments Andrea Ball in her "Charity Chat" column in the Austin Statesman. "So, as you can imagine, I’m thrilled to see that St. Vincent de Paul Stores of Austin, Inc. is opening a new store!" read more ...

Making Housing Affordable by Design - Thursday, June 12, 2008
Affordable and mixed-income projects such as St. Vincent de Paul’s Royal Building in downtown Springfield, Oregon are examples of what good design can do for a neighborhood. read more ...

Sisters Meet to Shop and Save - Monday, June 09, 2008
For two sisters who live on opposite sides of town, the new St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in South Salem, Oregon gives the opportunity to shop when they visit each other once each week. read more ...

Texas Hill Country Feels the Pinch - Monday, June 09, 2008
The demographics of the people coming to receive help has changed in Kerrville, Texas in the past year. More middle-class folks are showing up because rising costs are making it impossible to keep pace with bills and groceries. read more ...Reminders

Giving Vincentians Credit - Tuesday, November 13, 2007
SVdPUSA credit card users generated more than $15,000 in revenue for the National Council's operating income in the last fiscal year -- at no cost to themselves. Thank you, and keep up the good work! Apply online!

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Services We Provide

# Food programs
# Emergency financial assistance
# Emergency transportation
# Disaster relief and victim services
# Rent/mortgage assistance
# Low-cost housing
# Shelters for the homeless
# Shelters for the abused
# Assistance for victims of AIDS, substance abuse, and crime
# Thrift Stores
# Free pharmacy services
# Employment services
# Job training
# Counseling/Information
# Referral service
# Education programs (GED)
# Homemaker services
# Budget counseling
# Nutritional education
# Youth programs
# Camp programs
# Social justice programs
# Advocacy
# Twinning, foreign and domestic
# Prison Ministry
# Halfway houses for ex-offenders
# Burial of the indigent
# Embracing the lonely, forgotten, and alienated
# Service to anyone in need

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Providing residential programs for those who have lost their jobs, families or homes, and, for people with AIDS; also operates low-income housing.

Every family and individual in need deserves to be treated with dignity. From a family struggling to make ends meet to a veteran who feels alone, or a battered woman fleeing domestic violence, we provide the personal support and essential care each person deserves. Our mission is to do more than alleviate someone's problems – we want them to build the skills and self-confidence that leads to success. St. Vincent de Paul Village helps people replace a sense of despair with a sense of dignity and hope.


Thanksgiving Day 5K

Thursday, November 27, 2008
8:00 AM in Balboa Park
Without your support we would not be able to serve over 1.7 million meals EVERY YEAR!#
St. Vincent de Paul
Committed to uplifting those suffering in a spirit of humility and sharing regardless of race, age, sex, or religious affiliation.
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Liturgy prayer medidation

Prayer is, in my view, nothing other than a talk with a friend. One to whom we gladly come alone to talk with, because we are sure that he loves us. (Teresa of Avila)

Our order has the calling to pray, to participate in Christ's prayer. We celebrate the Eucharist and the Church's Divine Office together daily. We spend two hours daily in prayer, in meditation. We seek to remain in the presence of the Lord all of the day, and in all that we do and experience.

Let us then together decide to make every day one of interrupted unification. Let us awaken in the morning in His love, and offer ourselves to His love the whole day. This means, follow the will of God, and live under His eyes, with Him, in Him, and for Him alone.
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