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ALMOST 90 COME TO SPIRITUAL RETREAT

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Saturday, October 12, 2013 almost 90 Vincentians attended the Spiritual Retreat for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles at the Poverello of Assisi Retreat Center in San Fernando. The retreat was conducted by Dr. Mary Poplin and Reverend Pedro Villarroya C.M..

Dr. Poplin spoke to the Vincentians of her experiences with Mother Teresa of Calcutta, as related to the Vincentians work with the poor. "Mother Teresa did not allow discouragement because it meant you are trusting in yourself and not in God," Poplin said.  Dr. Poplin said we may never completely know if our work is successful with the poor, and must leave the final results up to God's designs. 

Fr. Pedro stressed that, "As Vincentians we must bring the news to the poor that God loves them."

COMPUTER WORKSHOP GRAND OPENING

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Friday, October 11, 2013 was the grand opening of the new Shoe Palace Workshop at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles' administrative offices and thrift store in Los Angeles. The computer workshop will allow children and adults to receive free tutoring, GED and ESL classes, as well as an education on internet use and resume creation on the workshop's 15 computers. 100 guests attended, including Catholic school students; Los Angeles Police Department leadership; Councilmember Tom LaBonge; Jan Perry, interim leader of the City of Los Angeles Economic Development Department; and the owners of Shoe Palace.

"We love the Society of St. Vincent de Paul," said Shoe Palace Vice President John Mersho, "We always want to be about helping our community." The workshop was made possible by grants from Shoe Palace and the Riordan Foundation. Shoe Palace Marketing Manager Lacey Flynn said the kids using the workshop would get free shoes from Shoe Pal…

SOCIETY ON CATHOLIC TV SHOW

LOW-INCOME SCHOOLKIDS RECEIVE BACKPACKS

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CROWDED ST. VINCENT DE PAUL FEAST DAY

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The chapel and dining hall at the De Paul Evangelization Center in Montebello were packed to capacity September 27, 2013 to celebrate the feast of Saint Vincent de Paul.  Dinner was had following Mass and Greg Fischer gave a presentation on the history of the Vincentian order, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Daughters of Charity in Los Angeles.  Join us next year!

Walk/Fun Run in Silver Lake Area News

Read about the Friends of the Poor Walk/Fun Run in  the
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350 TO FRIENDS OF THE POOR WALK

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350 runners and walkers - and their dogs - descended on Lincoln Park in Los Angeles Saturday, September 28, 2013 for the first annual Friends of the Poor Walk/Fun Run to raise money for those living in poverty in Los Angeles. Over $26,000 was raised to help the needy through Catholic charity the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles. The City of Los Angeles sponsored a community festival and health fair in conjunction with the Walk/Run with overall attendance of 500.
"California has not only the largest increase overall poverty in recent years but has the highest rate among every state in the country," said St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles' executive director David Fields. The society has a long history serving the poor worldwide in over 149 countries.
The Walk/Run's presenting sponsor Forever 21 had many employees walking and running. Forever 21's Chief Financial Officer Elizabeth Jain said the global apparel company sponsored  the ev…

JOIN US FOR THE SPIRITUAL RETREAT

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LAYETTES FOR NEWBORNS

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