The next Conference Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 PM in the Parish Office Conference Room.
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.
New, unwrapped toys will be collected at all Masses on the weekend of December 14 and 15. Toy donations are contributed to the ICM Christmas Store, where families in need may obtain gifts with a voucher.
The next Conference Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 11 at 7:00 pm in the Parish Office Conference room.
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.
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!
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: email@example.com or attend the next Conference meeting (Wednesday, May 8, 2013).
Twenty six percent (26%) of students attending CCISD participate in the subsidized lunch program to meet their daily nutritional needs.
Thank you for your ongoing support of Society of St. Vincent de Paul, including our food pantry. We have an ongoing need for canned protein items, baby items including diapers, and toilet paper.
Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 24th at 7 p.m. in Beck Hall.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul – July Report
Through your generosity, material assistance amounting to $95,564.47 has been provided year to date to 3817 people in need. Year to date contributions have increased by $9044.68 compared to the same period in 2011!!! Assistance was provided for Rent ($50,101.40); Food ($24,186); Utilities ($18,257.18); and Other ($3,019.89). Other expenses included furniture ($937); purchased food ($500); transportation ($265.92); auto insurance ($193.75); tuition ($325); medical expenses ($448.22), and legal fees ($350). The expenses of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul have amounted to $82 year to date.
Thanks also to all those who faithfully contribute their time and talent to support those in need. Over 1650 volunteer hours and 6500 un-reimbursed miles have been given to date.
Material assistance provided in July amounted to $11,545.48 including $4,851.78 in rent, $1,933.70 in utilities, and $4,760 in food.
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,
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.