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.
November 18, 2018 ~ 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Gospel predicts end times; our challenge though is to live faithfully now. When we live in conformity to the Word, hearing Jesus’ words and living them out, the future holds no fear for us.
Conformity with Jesus’ words means that we hear the teachings of Jesus and live them out. We have to live now to create a future for ourselves that we want and that God wants for us. When we live in conformity to the Word, hearing Jesus’ words and living them out, the future holds no fear for us. Rather than fear, we anticipate our future with joyful expectation. On this second-to-last Sunday of the liturgical year, we realize that we have been faced with a choice throughout our journey during this past liturgical year: to be rooted in this world or in the words of Jesus. Our choices do make a difference. (Living Liturgy, p.246)
As you place your gift in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul poor box, know that you are hearing the words of Jesus and living them out.
Weekly Status of Giving:
Knowing that we find the face of Christ in the poor, for the week up to November 7th, through your gifts, Holy Redeemer SVDP Conference has brought the love and care of Jesus to the poor by assisting 19 families with food worth $1,625 and four families with rent/utilities totaling $649.30. 680 pounds of in-kind food donations were collected through the generosity of parishioners and friends, and 36 volunteer hours were worked including 12 care center visits. Our Conference was also able to provide meals to 14 residents of the Kenton Women’s Village.
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.