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.
June 25th–12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In the Gospel today, we hear Jesus say: “Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.
The gospel speaks of the fear that the disciples would have in facing opposition. When we are compassionate—sent out to serve the poor—we also will face opposition and persecution. This doesn’t mean censorship or physical hardship only. It does mean that our lives must embody the care and compassion of God. The mission of discipleship ought not to be undertaken lightly, because there will also be persecution. Neither, however, ought the mission to be undertaken with trepidation because God does not abandon us. (Living Liturgy, p.176)
Weekly Status of Giving:
For the week up to June 7, 2017, through your gifts, Holy Redeemer SVDP Conference has brought the love and care of Jesus to the poor by assisting 15 families with food worth $1,470 and two families with rent/utility bills totaling $999. 2,701 pounds of in-kind food donations were collected through the generosity of Parishioners and Friends, and 27 volunteer hours were worked including nine 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.