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 »

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 »

Friends of the Poor

We see the poor as “our Lords and masters,” and we learn to become their servants. God also invites us to experience those who are poor as our friends. The poor help us to understand the relationship we should have with Jesus, in which our Lord and Master becomes our friend.

REMINDER November 28 is Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving and is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. When you are deciding where your end-of-year dollars will go, please consider a donation to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Use the donate button located at the top of this page to… Read more »

November 19: World Day of the Poor

Today is the first ever World Day of the Poor. Pope Francis tells us, “Let us love, not with words but with deeds.” Live your faith with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul throughout the year! Vincentians grow spiritually and develop Christian friendships through serving people in need. Make a difference! Learn more at… Read more »