St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

Parish Outreach

SVDP's Office Hours

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul's OFFICE HOURS:

Mondays & Fridays Closed;
  
Tuesday and Wednesday morning: Open 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.;

Thursday - Open 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 For More Information: 281-333-2509 or 281-333-3891 extension 342.

Gabriel Project

Through our Gabriel Project, we help parents in a crisis situation, meet the material needs of preparing for a new baby. Currently, our program is especially in need of girls’ clothing for newborns to size 12 months. Items m be new or gently used.

VIRTUS - Protecting God's Children Course

Date: 
Aug 18 2014 6:30pm
Location: 
Founders Hall
Event Description: 

VIRTUS EN ESPAÑOL PROTEGIENDO LOS NIÑOS DE DIOS

En la Iglesia de St. Paul, se presentará este taller que es obligatorio para TODOS los adultos que son voluntarios en la Iglesia y tienen contacto con niños.
Lunes 18 de Agosto de 7 p.m. a 10 p.m.

Virtus Class (Protecting God’s Children) is required for most volunteer work at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.

The refresher course for Virtus (Keeping the Promise Alive) is for those who took Virtus over 5 years ago. Below are the churches in the area which will be offering these courses:

VIRTUS - Protecting God's Children Course (3 hours)

St. Paul: Monday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. in Spanish in Founder’s Hall
St. Pius V, Pasadena: Saturday, August 16 at 9 a.m. in English
St. Hyacinth, Deer Park: Saturday, August 23 at 9 a.m. in English

REFRESHER - Keeping the Promise Alive Course (1 1/2 hours)
St. Pius V, Pasadena: August 9 at 9 a.m. in English

St Vincent de Paul Society August Meetings

Date: 
Aug 13 2014 7:00pm
Location: 
Room 10
Event Description: 

The next St. Paul St. Vincent de Paul Conference Meeting will be held August 13th @ 7 PM in Room 10.

The next SVDP’s Conference Meeting will be held August 27th @ 7 PM in Room 10.

St Vincent de Paul

Date: 
Aug 27 2014 7:00pm
Location: 
Room 10
Event Description: 

In the Gospel, Jesus says: “There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves,” and taking the five loaves and two fish, he blest them and gave them to the disciples to feed the crowd.
Food for thought - Could your family of 4 live on minimum wage?
$7.25 x 40 hours/week x 4 weeks/month = $1,160.
At this rate, a year’s salary = $13,920.
US 2014 Poverty Guideline for a family of 4 = $23,840.
Rent for a 2 bedroom apartment in the Bay Area is at least $700 and utilities run around $150. Car repair bills, a higher than normal utility bill, reduced hours at work, or medical expenses can easily put a family into a financial crisis. Your support allows SVdP to help prevent evictions, utility disconnections, and hunger. God Bless St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish!

The next SVDP’s Conference Meeting will be held August 27th @ 7 PM in Room 10.

St Vincent de Paul

Location: 
Room 10
Event Description: 

In the Gospel, we find that the demand of daily Christian living is to spend our life primarily searching for the kingdom of God.
Know that as you give your gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to help the poor, you have indeed found the kingdom of God.
Is there a family you know who needs assistance? Please call the Society of St. Vincent de Paul so that together we can learn to do as Jesus told us.
Support is greatly needed Thursdays (6:00 - 8:00 PM).
Please contact Nancy at Svdp.stpaulscatholic@gmail.com or attend the next Conference meeting if you are interested in becoming a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Paul.
Members must be able to participate in:
. . . at least 1 meeting per month (meetings are held 7 PM –
8:30 PM on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month)
. . . Virtus training (one time, then refresher every 5 years)
. . . Ozanam Formation (one time, a full day session)
. . . a minimum of four service hours per month

The next St. Paul’s Conference Meeting will be held August 13th @ 7 PM in Room 10.

Note: The SVDP office will be closed July 28 - August 1, due to Vacation Bible School.

SVdP Mission Statement: Inspired by Gospel values, we grow spiritually by person to person service to all those in need in our community. Our actions promote dignity of the person, alleviate suffering and distress, while addressing the conditions that cause them through systemic change.

SVDP Food Pantry Appeal:

Thank you for generously supporting the food pantry. This summer, the demand for food has been especially high with the families missing the extra meals that are provided through school. We are working on our Houston Food Bank application. Becoming part of the HFB network will help us become more effective at meeting the need, but this will take some time.

Please help us push through these last weeks of summer break, especially items that kids would love to eat. God bless you and yours:
Non-perishable protein items: Peanut Butter, tuna, chicken, beans, chili . . .
Dry goods: Breakfast cereal, oatmeal, mac & cheese, pasta & pasta sauce . . .
Canned goods: Vegetables of every kind, canned fruit . . .
Toiletries: We can never get too much bathroom tissue!

Society of St. Vincent de Paul seeking New Members

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is in need of new members to support the Food Pantry & Office Administration. Members must be able to participate in:
. . . At least 1 meeting per month; meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month,
. . . Virtus training (one time, then refresher every 6 years),
. . . Ozanam Formation (one time, a full day session) and
. . . A minimum of four service hours per month
Please contact Michelle: social@stpaulcatholic.org or attend the next Conference meeting (Wednesday, May 8, 2013).

 

From Exec. Director of SVDP

 Parishioners of St. Paul the Apostle Church; “Charity is the cement that unites communities to God and individuals to each other.”  – St. Vincent de Paul
 
Spiritually called to live the gospel values is the first purpose of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The members of the Society in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston have been quietly aiding the poor in Galveston-Houston since 1871 regardless of race, creed, age or status. A family avoids homelessness by receiving financial aid, the hungry receive food, and the poor are provided the necessary items to lead a dignified life.
 
On behalf of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and those served by your generous donation of “Back to School Items” for children, I would like to thank the members of your parish for your generosity. Every day, families make hard choices on how to spend their very limited income.  For many, school supplies fall at the bottom of the list or never make the list at all. Your love and concern for others will change the way a child feels entering school on the first day. You will be giving children that sense of normalcy as they start a new year – to feel as though they belong—that they are “normal.” And don’t we all deserve that feeling? To feel loved and a sense of hope is at the core of leading a dignified life. Thank you so much for helping provide that for these children.
 
May God continue to care for your needs and bless you with His abundant love.
 
In His Service,
Ann Schorno
Executive Director
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

SVDP Meeting ~ 2nd & 4th Wednesday of Each Month

Date: 
Repeats every month on the second Wednesday and on the fourth Wednesday until Thu Jul 25 2013 .
Sep 12 2012 7:00pm
Location: 
Room 10
Event Description: 

 The Society of St. Vincent de Paul meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. 

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