ST. VINCENT DE PAUL~May 12, 2019~Fourth Sunday of Easter
In many parishes, this is called “Good Shepherd Sunday” where we reflect on Jesus’ care and assurance as we listen to the words “No one can take them out of my hand.” We are called to hear the voice of the Good Shepherd and follow him. We follow first by listening. Hearing Jesus—heeding his voice—is already an act of following. This is a good Sunday to bask in Jesus’ care and protection, listen to his voice calling us to his loving, embracing hands, and rejoice in the goodness showered upon us who are faithful to his call. (Living Liturgy, p.120)
Your gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will show that you are indeed the disciple of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, as it will bring your love to those who live in fear and doubt, loneliness and dread.
Weekly Status of Giving:
Through your gifts for the week up to April 24th, the Holy Redeemer SVDP Conference has brought the love and care of Jesus to the poor by assisting 34 families with food worth $2,105 and three families with rent/utilities totaling $611. 319 pounds of in-kind food donations were collected through the generosity of parishioners and friends, and 37 volunteer hours were worked including six care center visits.
Need Emergency Food Assistance?
HR’s SVDP Food Room (back side of church, basement level) is open every Wednesday and Saturday, 2:30-4:00pm. Anyone in need of emergency food is encouraged to go to the food room during these hours of operation to be given emergency food. All requests are treated confidentially.