February 26th – Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus tells us that our heavenly Father knows all that we need, and so we need to let tomorrow take care of itself as today has troubles enough of its own.
St. Vincent had a profound devotion to the Providence of God. He believed that God in his kindness was leading us all the time. As St Vincent saw things, it was important that we should allow God to lead us and not rush ahead of him. It is God who leads us, not we him. St. Vincent wrote: “The works of God have their moments. His Providence brings them about at one particular point in time, neither sooner nor later.” It is the Providence of God that has preserved you until now. His grace and his peace will accompany you on every step of the road you are now taking into the future. (McCullen, Deep Down Things, p.521)
Weekly Status of Giving:
For the week up to February 15, 2017, through your gifts, Holy Redeemer SVDP Conference has brought the love and care of Jesus to the poor by assisting 12 families with food worth $1,270 and 9 families with rent/utility bills totaling $2,667.80. 1,270 pounds of in-kind food donations were collected through the generosity of Parishioners and Friends, and 35 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.