Society of St. Vincent de Paul Launches Meal Program

As part of the EXCEL program being created at Foothills Good Shepherd Ministry Center the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Society will provide hot meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April 2nd to at risk teens in the East County. EXCEL is a faith based, not‐for‐profit youth resource center established for the purpose of… Read more »

Project Homeless Connect – East County

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED On April 12, 2019 Crisis House in El Cajon will host their annual “Project Homeless Connect – East County” Homelessness occurs across the United States in all major cities. Project Homeless Connect began in 2004 in San Francisco to support the national initiative to end chronic homelessness. Project Homeless Connect now occurs across the… Read more »

Portrait of One of the Founders of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Discovered

With immense joy, the SSVP Council General International reports that we have just obtained a portrait of the founders Félix Clavé. The illustration is inside a book from 1851, written by the chronicler Maurice-Oscar Honoré de Bourzeis, from France. Pierre-Emmanuel-Felix Clavé was born on July 8, 1811, in Toulouse (France), and died on November 9,… Read more »

“Our Faith In Action” The Movie

Our Faith In Action” is a wonderful film which profiles the important work being done day-in and day-out by the members of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul,” said EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw. “EWTN is proud to premiere this program that highlights the Church’s continued efforts to carry out… Read more »

“A WAY BACK HOME”

The Salvation Army of El Cajon has successfully launched their “Reunification” program to assist people who are living on the street reconnect with their family.  In the past 6 months they have helped 12 individuals return to families many of which are living outside the state of California. They have a 7 step program: Case… Read more »

Movie Night “Our Faith in Action”

WORLD PREMIERE NIGHT! Thursday, August 30 at 8:00 p.m.   Join us for a special sneak preview and world premiere of “Our Faith in Action,” a feature-length film based on the popular EWTN television series! The movie has been entered in the global Finding Vince 400 Film Festival to be held in Rome this October. You… Read more »

SVDP-USA Youth Works of Love

SVdP National Assembly 2018 Youth Gathering San Diego, CA Friday, August 31 – September 1 Please invite and encourage your Vincentian high school & college youth groups and group representatives to attend the National Vincentian Youth Gathering during this year’s National Assembly in San Diego. Activities to include: • Youth-oriented workshops • Service opportunity •… Read more »

Yes, You Can Be a Difference Maker

You don’t have to have a glamorous job. Anyone can be a difference maker. J. Patrick Murphy writes in one of his mini-reflections on the life of Mr. Vincent, “France was at war through all of Vincent’s life except for the last few months. Beheading for religious dissidents was common. The clergy were incompetent, corrupt or… Read more »

This Month on the Vincentian Family Calendar

July 19, 1813 was the day that St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and 17 other Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph’s pronounced vows for the first time. They had adapted the vow formula of the Daughters of Charity. Sr. Maryellen Blumlein, SC of New York, wrote an article about the faith of Elizabeth Ann Seton. July… Read more »