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General Meeting Sunday June 28, 2015

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Bishop Oscar Solis was guest speaker at the SVdPLA General Meeting last weekend to 135 Vincentian attendees. Solis spoke on the Year of Mercy and SVdPLA president Claire Padama addressed the gathering with latest events. Thank you Bishop Solis for joining our meeting!

David Fields Meets Pope Francis

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David Fields, SVdPLA Executive Director, and other SVDP and Catholic leadership met with Pope Francis at the Vatican last week while participating in a Buddhist-Catholic dialogue in Rome.

SVdPLA President New Dame of Malta

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SVdPLA staff congratulate our board president Claire Padama, center, upon her investiture as a Dame of Magistral Grace of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, Western Association USA.  

To learn more:http://www.orderofmalta.int/the-order-and-its-institutions/310/the-knights-of-malta/?lang=en

Seen in the Store

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Essential for Poolside Summer Fun! 

Nothing like the Old-Fashioned Way.

Cozy Finds at the Society.

Pope Francis meets with Buddhist leaders: “These small gestures are seeds of peace.”

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David Fields, SVdPLA exec director, and other SVDP and Catholic leadership are participating in this ecumenical event in Italy.

SVdPLA in Rome at Catholic-Buddhist Event

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The President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, said on Wednesday he sees Buddhist-Catholic dialogue as “a part of our ongoing quest to grasp the mystery of our lives and the ultimate Truth.” He was giving the keynote address of a weeklong Catholic-Buddhist Dialogue in Rome being sponsored by the Bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID). The meeting will include 46 Catholic and Buddhist interreligious and social action leaders in the United States.  The Catholic participants are from New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and the Washington D.C. area (representing the USCCB, the Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers, the National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and Georgetown University).   The Buddhist…
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Society Hosts Blood Drive and Health Fair

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Natalie, a generous blood donor.
There was a strong turnout at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 as the Society hosted a Blood Drive and Health Fair from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Natalie, a participant in the blood drive, said she donates twice a year because her “Grandma is sick, but whenever she goes to the hospital she always gets the blood she needs.” Natalie believed her donation, “Could really help someone,” just as donations from other people have helped her grandma. The St. Vincent de Paul Society hopes today’s Blood Drive and Health Fair will help many in need.  
Story by Jessica Legaspi

Seen in the L.A. Store

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Prep for Fourth of July!
Score this Mini Air-Hockey Table.
Tea Time at the Society.

OMGC Conference Serves CMC

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Vincentians from Our Mother of Good Counsel (OMGC) Conference of Charity in Los Angeles served a popular fried chicken lunch today with homemade potato salad to residents and visitors at the Cardinal Manning Center on Skid Row.   Thanks OMGC!

Barbeque Fundraiser

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Saturday, June 13th
11a.m. – 4p.m. St. Jerome Parish Hall 5550 Thornburn Street Westchester, CA  90045 Prices:  $11 to $16 Hosted by the St. Jerome conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. All proceeds will go to feeding the homeless in the community. For more information contact Merv at (310)908-9204.

Red Cross Bloodmobile and Health Fair - June 16, 2015

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Arroyo Health Mobile Free Health Screenings and referrals for physicals at the clinic, if needed.Free Blood Pressure Checks and Eye ExamsL.A. Fitness
Union Salon  Free Haircuts and MakeoversSVdPLA:
Dress for Success Booth - Discounted business clothes to sell to the community to help with the job search.Chair Massage
Mental Health Therapists Stress and Meditation Teachers Dentist - Art Ibarra 

Thrift Thursday 6/4/15 - Music Festival

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Kick off your summer by hitting up all the great music festivals the beautiful West Coast has to offer! When gearing up for your “must have” outfits stop by St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store to get it cheap!  Check back next week to see our 4th of July inspired ensembles!

‪#‎thriftthursdays‬ #thriftthursday ‪#‎stylemesustainable‬‪#‎svdpla‬‪#‎stvincentstore‬‪#‎musicfestivalfashion‬‪#‎musicfestival‬‪#‎outsidelands‬‪#‎fornoise‬‪#‎thrifter‬‪#‎thrifting‬‪#‎thriftstores‬‪#‎xplorela‬‪#‎daisy‬

Lincoln Heights Certified Farmers Market

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Now Open Every Wednesday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm 2334 Daly Street and North Broadway, 90031

Seen in the LA Store

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A vibrant cabinet and decorative vase can accent any room. 

Assortment of snow and skateboards are laid out in a colorful row. 

A charming soapbox race car sits parked on the boutique floor.
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Donate blood at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, Los Angeles on June 16 and receive a 20% discount.