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  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 »

Circular Letter of the 16th President General of the SVdP

The circular letter of the year 2018 includes 5 parts: Introduction Works of the International Council General Recommendations to the Vincentians around the world (A MUST READ SECTION FOR ALL MEMBERS) Launching of the International Thematic Year of François Lallier – 2018 Conclusion The International Council General requests all Superior/National Councils to disseminate the Letter… Read more »

Resources for Good SVdP Governance

Ask yourself these questions: Doesn’t it make sense that everyone, no matter their position in an organization, wants it to run smoothly and efficiently? Isn’t this important to an organization that solicits donations and wants to attract good people? Doesn’t this apply to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul? Whatever your role in our… 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 »