Walk with the Suffering Good Friday Walk March 30th

Friday March 30, 2018 Walk with the Suffering Good Friday Stations of the Cross 8:30am to 11am. A two and one half hour walk in downtown San Diego commemorating Jesus’ journey to Calvary and His solidarity with the suffering today. Starts at San Diego Rescue Mission 120 Elm St.(free parking is available there). This event… Read more »

EWTN “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul”

This 10-week series, airing on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), will give viewers a unique look at our special ministry. EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world, so this is amazing exposure for the Society. There will be three airings (one and one-half hours of SVdP programming) each weekend from early March… Read more »

SVDP Dining Room

The SVDP Dining Room will allow us to engage persons experiencing hunger through a daily nutritional meal program. It will be unique in its structure of service. It will provide meals to the food-insecure, individuals and families in East County. The dining room will offer a well-balanced daily meal. The program will include the following:… Read more »

Call-In Day for Dreamers

Please participate in the “Call-in Day to Congress” on Monday, February 26, 2018! Your support is critical to help prevent the deportation of the nearly 1.8 million young people, known as Dreamers, who were brought into this country as children and have known no other home than the USA. They may face deportation as soon… Read more »

Bishop Hying SVdP Nat’l Episcopal Advisor

February 15, 2018 I have always been struck by the fact that more Catholics go to Mass on Ash Wednesday, which is not a holy day, than they do on actual holy days. To be marked with ashes bears some deep spiritual significance and emotional power for many people, as we begin this season of… Read more »

The DACA program will be terminated on March 5, 2018

If you have questions, Catholic Charities can help! Contact them at immhelp@ccdsd.org  or 619-287-1270. In the meantime, here is what you need to know: Check your expiration date! Renewal applications will be accepted if your DACA status expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. If your status expires after March 5, you CANNOT… Read more »

Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural… Read more »

Create a Legacy

What matters to you? What statement do you wish to make your children, grandchildren, to the world itself about who you are as a person? This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you. John 15:12 Create a great example for your children and grandchildren. Supporting a charity such as the Society… Read more »

God Lives in His People

Two bedrock beliefs are the foundation for Vincentian Spirituality: first, God is the most real and the most precious reality there is, and second, this precious God lives in His people. This is what gives us reason to metaphorically “take our shoes off” when we come into the presence of those we serve. Anyone wanting… Read more »

The Poor, Our Treasure

As followers of Vincent de Paul, we are “People of the Scarred Coin.” We are God-touched individuals who have been awakened to the worth of everyone around us – especially the ones who most easily get pushed off the screen, the poor. We see their value– the treasure on the other side of that scarred… Read more »