St. Vincent de Paul – Month of April Reflections
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 April 25th 2021: Fouth Sunday of Easter
Today, we celebrate “Good Shepherd Sunday” where we reflect on Jesus’care and love of us.
This month, through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul brought the love and care of Jesus to the poor by assisting families by providing food, utility, rent bills, etc. Thank you!
*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 April 18th 2021: Third Sunday of Easter
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus explains that the meaning of the scriptures. Like the disciples, when we offer and receive forgiveness our hearts burn because we encounter the risen Christ within us.
Have you considered answering the call to “help the poor find forgiveness and healing in their life” by joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul?
Week of April 11th 2021: Second Sunday of Easter
In the Gospel today, Jesus stands in the midst of us and says: “Peace be with you!”
During Mass we turn to each other and say “Peace be with you!” As you put your gift into the St. Vincent de Paul box you say “Peace be with you!” to those who are poor and hungry.
Week of April 4th 2021: Easter Sunday
Today as we celebrate the feast of Easter we find the challenge of also seeing and believing the resurrection that comes through our own lives of self-sacrifice which brings new life to others.
As you place your gift in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box, know that you are a sign of God’s love to those who are suffering and you give them Easter hope and joy.
Fr. Jacob Vattackattu recently visited St. Francis of Assisi parish and spoke at the Masses about his mission for The Precious School in India, and is giving an opportunity to contribute to this worthy organization and the families it helps.
Each year, The Knights of Columbus sponsor a Poster Contest for children in grades K – 8. The theme of the contest is “Keep Christ in Christmas.” Entrants must create an original drawing that reflects this holy theme.
To all friends of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, I hope you had a blessed Christmas Season, and enjoyed the beautiful Christmas decorations in our Church.