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.
September 23 ~ 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s Gospel Jesus called the Twelve, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” Taking a child, he placed it in their midst, and putting his arms around it, he said to them, “Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but the One who sent me.”
Jesus uses the model of a little child to illustrate his point. Children are innocent and without pretensions. They embody what “least of all” means. This also illustrates to what extent the disciple is to become the “servant of all” by receiving even the “least of all.” The total self- emptying that enables one to receive the “least of all” describes the disciple. This is how we receive Jesus—by receiving the least. No one is insignificant. (Living Liturgy, p.212)
Your gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will help hungry children feel the arms of Jesus around them.
Weekly Status of Giving:
Knowing that we find the face of Christ in the poor, for the week up to September 5th, 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 $1,575 and three families with rent/utilities totaling $740. 1,489 pounds of in-kind food donations were collected through the generosity of Parishioners and Friends, and 27 volunteer hours were worked including 13 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.