ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The Holy Redeemer Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society provides emergency assistance to families and individuals in our community. The St. Vincent de Paul Society welcomes any parishioner who would like to volunteer time to continue the work of serving the needs of our community. Meetings are held every month on the second and fourth Tuesday evenings in the parish rectory. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to volunteer – 503-285-4539.
May 27, 2018 – Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
As we celebrate the mystery of the Trinity, we also realize the mystery of how much God loves and cares for us each day. Believing in this our lives can then overflow in thanksgiving and praise.
St. Vincent de Paul urged his followers to worship and to imitate the Trinity, and to live a life in which all are one, as Jesus is one with the Father and the Spirit. He wanted his followers to have in themselves the image of the Trinity, to share a sacred relation to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. St. Vincent wanted us to be together as having but one heart and soul so that through this union of spirit we would be a true image of the unity of God. He prayed to the Holy Spirit, who is the union of the Father and Son, that he would likewise be ours, giving profound peace in the midst of contradictions and difficulties. (Maloney, The Way of Vincent de Paul, p.34)
Weekly Status of Giving:
Knowing that we find the face of Christ in the poor, for the week up to May 16, 2018, through your gifts, Holy Redeemer SVDP Conference has brought the love and care of Jesus to the poor by assisting 13 families with food worth $1,110 and one family with rent/utility bills totaling $100.
308 pounds of in-kind food donations were collected through the generosity of parishioners and friends, and 34 volunteer hours were worked including 15 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.