St. Vincent de Paul – September 2022 Reflections
St Vincent DePaul Society 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 September 25th: Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
On September 27, the Church celebrated the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, who knew that “God had sent him to bring good news to the poor.” Together with your gifts, the members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul continue his work and mission in our parish.
In the month of September, through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was able to “bring good news to the poor,” by assisting families by providing them food, utilities, 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.
Week of September 18th: Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s Gospel we see that prudent decisiveness means that we recognize that all our choices in daily living are really choices for eternal life. Admission into heaven is something money cannot buy. The only currency that has any value to secure our entrance is that of love.
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.
Week of September 11th: Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells us that the shepherd rejoices when he finds one lost sheep. The story tells us that nothing and no one is insignificant to God who is compassionate and loving to all.
Is there a neighbor or friend of yours who is in temporary need because of a loss of a job or an illness? Please leave a message for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul…we want to help!
Week of September 4th: Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s Gospel, Jesus lays out the demands of following him, the great cost of discipleship. The Mission Statement of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul states: “Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice…the Society makes no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.”
Have you considered answering the call to help serve the poor by joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul?
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.