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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The St. Paul the Apostle Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was officially recognized (aggregated) by the International Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris on August 8, 2012.
Thank you to all the volunteers who make the Society of St. Vincent de Paul a successful helping hand for those in need!
Thank you for generously supporting the food pantry. The food pantry has an ongoing need for non-perishable protein items such as tuna, canned meat, and peanut butter; baby food, formula, diapers; and toiletries, especially toilet paper, soap, and deodorant.
Did you know that you can give to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul through automated electronic giving? Please stop by the Welcome Center or call Theresa Waller at 281.333.3891 ext. 341 for more details.
Please know the positive impact that is felt by your generosity to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul…Imagine raising a family of four on this monthly budget:
Income $ 1600
Rent $ 800
Electric + Phone $ 220
Car $ 300
Insurance $ 60
Food, Gas, Etc. $ 220
Now imagine having a $400 car repair or having to stay home from work with a sick child for a few days with no pay? Your contribution often keeps a meal on the table, the lights on, and a roof over their head. Thank you for sharing your blessings with others in their time of need.