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.
October 15th—Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In today’s Gospel we hear Jesus say: “Many are invited, but few are chosen.”
It is incredible that the invited guests could refuse to come to such a significant and lavish banquet! But we are invited to a feast even more lavish and we, too, can fail to see its significance and fail to prepare ourselves. Our everyday living is not inconsequential-even the little things we do are helping us put on our own wedding garment. Our continual conversions from sin prepare us for the feast of heaven. (Living Liturgy, page 252)
To give thanks for all that God has given to you, have you considered answering the call to help serve the poor by joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul?
Weekly Status of Giving:
For the week up to September 27, 2017, through your gifts, Holy Redeemer SVDP Conference has brought the love and care of Jesus to the poor by assisting eight families with food worth $700 and one family with rent/utility bills totaling $101.31.
237 pounds of in-kind food donations were collected through the generosity of Parishioners and Friends, and 32 volunteer hours were worked including 12 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.