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Halloween is Here!

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It may be Halloween weekend, but it's not too late to pick up your special costume or decoration. And, at St. Vincent de Paul store, you'll save BIG $$$ this weekend on Halloween costumes and decorations!

St. Vincent de Paul stores in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oxnard have a variety of costumes (for children and adults) and decorations to help make your holiday a special one! Inventory changes daily, so come on by and see what we have!

Store locations can be found at:

Los Angeles: 210 N. Avenue 21, 90031 / 323-224-6280
Long Beach: 2750 Pacific Coast Hwy., 90804 / 562-494-9955
Oxnard: 1258 Saviers Rd., 93033 / 805-487-1500


Directions to each store are located on the right side of this blog. And, remember, St. Vincent de Paul's stores are open on October 31.

Have a safe and enjoyable Halloween weekend!

This world would be a better place if...

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"Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances."

~ St. Vincent de Paul

TOMORROW IS THE BIG SALE; COME HUNGRY, TOO!

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Long Beach Halloween $ale This Week

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With Halloween less than a week away, do you reside near Long Beach and find yourself short on cash? No need to worry. Through October 31, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's LONG BEACH store (2750 Pacific Coast Hwy., 90804) will discount all Halloween costumes and decorations 50%!!! And while you're there, check out the many everyday low prices you need most.

Directions can be found in the column on the right side of this blog. Info: 562-494-9955.

DON'T MISS THIS COMEDY on DEC. 4!!!

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From the creator of the hit comedy Late Night Catechism, comes a new comedy, Sisters Christmas Catechism! And, on December 4, YOU can witness it live and in person.

It will be one O-ho-ho holy night! as Sister tackles the question, “Whatever happened to the Magi’s gold?” It’s CSI: BETHLEHEM when Sister invites her audience to be characters in a living nativity/crime scene! Bring along your cameras...Sister’s waiting for you with a sleigh full of gifts and a bundle of laughs this holiday season!

This laugh-out-loud comedy will be held at 7:30 p.m. on December 4, 2010 at Holy Family Church, 1527 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030. This event is being held by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Los Angeles Council in conjunction with Holy Family's South Pasadena SVdP Conference.

View preview below of Sisters Christmas Catechism. For ticket information, please call 323-276-6084.

Claire Padama named SVdP L.A. Council President

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles is pleased to announce the appointment of Claire Padama as the Council President, Board of Directors which became effective on October 1, 2010. Prior to Claire's new post, Mr. James Weiss had served as President, Board of Directors for two consecutive three-year terms, with his role concluding in September.

Prior to this new post, Claire has spent a lifetime of devotion to her church in service and has been committed to her charity work with the Council for 16 years. She has served many crucial roles in successful fundraising for the Council of Los Angeles as well as with various parishes to help the poor and fulfill the programs and mission of St. Vincent de Paul.

In addition to her new post as President, Board of Directors, Claire also serves as President of Our Lady of the Angels District, Chairman of the Conference Concerns Committee of L.A. for St. Vincent de Paul and has served as past president for St. Vincent de Pa…

TODAY IN LOS ANGELES...

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Today...Today...Today...

Visit the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's store at 210 N. Avenue 21 in Los Angeles - recently named L.A. Weekly's 'Best Giant Thrift Store' for 2010 - for these great specials:

* 50% off all chairs
* 25% off dining tables and dining sets

Directions to our L.A. store can be found in the right column of this blog. Info: 323-224-6280.

ESL proves beneficial to Society store employees in L.A.

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Helping individuals better their lives is what the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is all about. And here in Los Angeles that also includes its employees, even if it means taking time out of their working hours to do so.

In Southern California, Spanish is used by so many people that English is not a necessity for daily living. With this in mind, the idea of assisting the Society’s Spanish-speaking store employees in Los Angeles was initiated.

A free 18-week ‘English as a Second Language’ non-credited class recently was held to help employees improve their basic conversational English skills – not only for their current job, but for future employment growth and better language skills for interaction within the broader community.

“Our goal is to help the whole person, whether it’s the people we help on a daily basis or our own employees and the lives of their families. We want to see them succeed in life,” said L.A. Council Executive Director David Fields.

Twelve employees enrolled in th…

Make Your Plans NOW!

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PARKING LOT SALE IN LOS ANGELES: October 19!

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Large PARKING LOT SALE from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on TUESDAY, October 19 at St. Vincent de Paul store, 210 N. Avenue 21, Los Angeles, 90031.

Winter clothes, regular clothes and miss. items!!! Don't miss your chance to experience this BARGAIN SALE!!!

Info: 323-224-6280. Directions to the store can be found on the right side of this blog.

SVdP's LA Store named 'Best Giant Thrift Store' by LA Weekly

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul's store at 210 N. Avenue 21 in Los Angeles was named this year's 'Best Giant Thrift Store' in the October 8th Best of Los Angeles edition of LA Weekly.

This is what reporter Anna Jones had to say:

One of the best things about not having much cash — really, when you think about it, the only thing — is the excellent excuse to spend it at the large-scale second-hand fantasyland Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Lincoln Heights. The thrill of furnishing an Eastside apartment with less than $200 is comparable only to the thrill of the great bargains you will discover here: a constantly rotating inventory of vintage and other lightly used furnishings, which on most days will include fabulous deals on everything from TVs and dishware to pianos and exercise equipment. The enormous selection of clothes, shoes and accessories for men, women and kids is packed with great finds and the staff is friendly and helpful (and sometimes willi…

$aving$ for Ventura County Residents

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul wants to help YOU, while you help us help others in need! Buy more for LE$$. Enjoy these cool savings at St. Vincent de Paul's store in OXNARD this week:

* THUR: Senior Citizen Day (15% off)
* FRI-SUN: Special Weekend Sale (50% off)

NOTE: These sales are on select items and exclude purple tags, mattresses and bed frames.

The Society's Oxnard store is located at 1258 Saviers Rd., 93033. Info: 805-487-1500. Directions to the store can be found on the right side of this blog.

A quote from St. Vincent de Paul

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"To rely on our talents is a cause of great loss. When someone places confidence in his own prudence, knowledge, and intelligence, God, to make him know and see his insufficiency, withdraws from him His help and leaves him to work by himself. This is often why our undertakings miserably fail."

~ St Vincent de Paul

No Need to Fear...

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Our LOW, LOW prices on Halloween costumes and decorations will save YOU $$$!

St. Vincent de Paul stores in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oxnard have a variety of costumes and decorations to help make your holiday a special one! Inventory changes daily, so come on by and see what we have!

Store locations can be found at:

Los Angeles: 210 N. Avenue 21, 90031 / 323-224-6280
Long Beach: 2750 Pacific Coast Hwy., 90804 / 562-494-9955
Oxnard: 1258 Saviers Rd., 93033 / 805-487-1500

Directions to each store are located on the right side of this blog.

SAVE THE DATE - December 4, 2010

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From the creator of the hit comedy Late Night Catechism, comes a new comedy, Sisters Christmas Catechism! And, on December 4, YOU can witness it live at Holy Family Church in South Pasadena.

It will be one O-ho-ho holy night! as Sister tackles the question, “Whatever happened to the Magi’s gold?” It’s CSI: BETHLEHEM when Sister invites her audience to be characters in a living nativity/crime scene! Bring along your cameras...Sister’s waiting for you with a sleigh full of gifts and a bundle of laughs this holiday season!

SAVE THE DATE for this hilarious comedy, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. on December 4, 2010 at Holy Family Church, 1527 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030. This event is being held by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Los Angeles Council in conjunction with Holy Family's South Pasadena SVdP Conference.

View preview below of Sisters Christmas Catechism. For ticket information, please call 323-276-6084.

Vincentian Retreat - October 9, 2010

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A reminder to all Vincentians:

This Saturday, October 9, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Council of Los Angeles will sponsor a VINCENTIAN RETREAT at the De Paul Evangelization Center, 1105 Bluff Road in Montebello. Everyone is welcomed to attend!

The retreat, which will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include lunch, will be conducted by Father Pedro Villarroya, C.M. The event is FREE, though financial donations are appreciated.

Make this a day to renew your Vincentian spirituality!

Please RSVP by calling 888-552-7872.

$ale$ at SVdP's LONG BEACH Store

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Check out these sales through Friday at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's store in Long Beach! And, these are above the store's everyday low prices!

Today - Women's long sleeve shirts (50% off)
Thur - Women's short sleeve shirts (50% off)
Fri - Shoes for the entire family (25% off)

The Society's Long Beach store is located at 2750 Pacific Coast Hwy, 90804. Store directions can be found on the right side of the blog. Info: 562-494-9955.

Words from Saint Vincent de Paul

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Words that still ring true in 2010...

“You must ask God to give you power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy – the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud.”

~ St. Vincent de Paul
1581-1660

Jim Weiss: A forward-thinking president concludes term

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Always looking towards the future and never settling for the here and now, Los Angeles Council President Jim Weiss concludes his six-year term at the helm following one of this Council’s most progressive periods in its 102-year history.

During his tenure, the retired Caltech scientist, who was once featured in Time magazine and given a Presidential accommodation from President Bill Clinton for his work in the space industry, has overseen the following expansion:

• Renovated offices at L.A. Council’s headquarters to meet the growing needs, including a state-of-the-art conference room for meetings and teleconferencing across its three-county region of L.A., Ventura and Santa Barbara;
• New stores in Long Beach and Oxnard, which include state-of-the-art district offices for workshops and teleconferencing with Council’s L.A. office, and more;
• Affordable housing in Camarillo (five units) and Los Angeles (four units), as well as a second Francisco House for parolees;
• Renovation of Circle V R…

Halloween Fever Is In The Air

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The month of October has finally arrived! Halloween fever is in the air!

Shop the Society of St. Vincent de Paul stores in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oxnard for all your Halloween costume and decoration needs. Not only will you find some cool items at very low prices, but your support will also help local disadvantaged and homeless families through the Society's charitable programs.

Store locations can be found at:

Los Angeles: 210 N. Avenue 21, 90031 / 323-224-6280
Long Beach: 2750 Pacific Coast Hwy., 90804 / 562-494-9955
Oxnard: 1258 Saviers Rd., 93033 / 805-487-1500

Directions to each store are located on the right side of this blog.

Enjoy the weekend everyone!