St. Vincent de Paul – August 2021 Reflections

Aug 29, 2021 | Social

St Vincent DePaul Socity is a  Catholic lay organization that leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

Week of August 29th 2021: Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

The gospel today hits home closer than we may think. What traditions do we blindly cling to? Perhaps it is enough for us just to go to Mass on Sunday? Do we keep the letter of the law and miss entirely the spirit of the law. Interior righteousness means a heart turned to God. Purity of heart is expressed in righteous living: self – giving for the sake of others.

As you give your gift to the poor through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, in your heart you also will find the good news of God’s love.

*Checks made payable to Society of St. Vincent DePaul and dropped in the collection baskets will help us serve our neighbors in need throughout the Greenlawn area.

St. Francis of Assisi Conference: (631) 651-2655

Week of August 22nd 2021: Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

In today’s Gospel, Jesus asks “Do you also want to leave?” We must ask ourselves if we really want to hear the good news of his love for us and for others. Is the word of God able to break into our consciousness, change us and call us to hear the cries of the poor?

This month, through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was able to hear the cries of the poor by assisting families by providing them food, utility, rent and other bills. Thank you!

Week of August 15th 2021: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

In today’s Gospel, even the child in Elizabeth’s womb leaps with joy at the approach of Mary, the “lowly servant,” who by accepting God’s plan for her became blessed for all generations. 

With love for your neighbors who have nothing, look around your house to see what furniture, household items, and clothing you no longer use… and give it to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Week of August 8th 2021: Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

In this Gospel the love that Jesus reveals through the symbol of bread is: self-giving, sacrificial, healing, forgiving, in solidarity with the weak, confident in the power of God. 

During the hot summer months many of the elderly, especially those who are sick, are not able to find relief from the heat. Please help the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to bring respite and hope to them.

Week of August 1st 2021: Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

In today’s Gospel the disciples ask for a sign like the bread Moses had received in the desert. Jesus tells them that He is the true Bread of Life. 

Through your gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul you enable the members  of the Society to bring bread to the hungry as a sign of God’s love.

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