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.
August 20th—Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
What is the deeper significance of these apparently harsh words of Jesus? The answer lies in Jesus’ clear understanding of his mission, to the house of Israel. This woman was not a Jew, and she is thus challenging Jesus to extend his mission beyond Israel to include all people. This foreign woman gives us a model response to Jesus in her confident prayer and great faith. Thus the Gospel announces that the kingdom and salvation are for all people. It is our persistent calling out to Jesus and our faith that count for Jesus always responds. (Living Liturgy, p. 220)
With love for your neighbors who have nothing, look around your house to see what furniture, household items, and clothing you no longer use… and give it to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Weekly Status of Giving:
For the week up to August 2, 2017, through your gifts, Holy Redeemer SVDP Conference has brought the love and care of Jesus to the poor by assisting seven families with food worth $380 and two family with rent/utility bills totaling $364. 1,711 pounds of in-kind food donations were collected through the generosity of Parishioners and Friends, and 31 volunteer hours were worked including 11 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.