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Thrift Thursday

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Stop by this Wednesday, July 27th and Thursday, July 28th to get all CLOTHING with YELLOW colored tags for 99 cents! Every week is a new color, check back next Wednesday to see what color will be next. 

Vincentian Inspiration

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It suffices that God sees our hearts." - St. Vincent de Paul
"Es suficiente que Dios vea nuestros corazones."
- San Vicente de Paul
Lord, how painful it is to be misunderstood! At those times, instead of trying to justify myself I will remember your example and remain in peace.
¡Señor, cuan doloroso es el ser malentendido! En esos momentos, en lugar de tratar de justificarme recordaré tu ejemplo y permaneceré en paz.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

Let's Luau! Young Adult Bonfire!

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Get ready! Don’t miss out Saturday, August 27th @ 5PM meeting new friends, playing games… catching Pokémons, and learning about the Society. RSVP here

Thrift Thursday!

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Stop by this Wednesday, July 20th and Thursday, July 21st to get all CLOTHING with GREEN colored tags for 99 cents! Every week is a new color, check back next Wednesday to see what color will be next.

Let's Luau! Young Adult Bonfire!

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Aloha! SVdPLA invites you to our summer Young Adult Bonfire. All ages 18-39, bring a blanket, have  s'mores, and meet new friends. Be ready for games, prizes, and lots of fun!You are welcome to bring a shareable snack and games.Call or text 323-816-0050 for more information! Click here to RSVP.
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Soak up the summer rays and join the LA Parks and Recreation for a free healthy lunch for any child from 1-18 years old! Visit their website to find the nearest park near you laparks.org/foodprogram

Circle V Ranch Camp Welcomed Alumnus Tom Nolan and Volunteers from NASA JPL & Educators Leading Hands-On Science Demos for “Space Day”

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On July 13, 2016, more than 175 Circle V Ranch campers ages 7-17 and 50 staff members participated in “Space Day” –a highlight of Session Three Space Week activities. All experienced and discovered STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Math) interactive demonstrations from expert volunteers led by Circle V Ranch Camp alumnus (1962-65) Tom Nolan, Operations Engineer with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a group of his colleagues.  (Pictured above left with Nolan), David Fields, Executive Director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Los Angeles that operates Circle V Ranch Camp thanked all the volunteer educators and exclaimed, “We are so grateful that you all came here today and shared your passion for science and showed our campers that they can have a career in science, too! Thank you, Tom Nolan, for telling us we all are scientists as long as we are curious!”


Circle V Ranch Camp Director Ray Lopez (pictured upper right with Nolan) remarked “This day was incredibl…

New Crucifix at the CMC

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This new crucifix at SVdPLA's Cardinal Manning Center on Skid Row was donated by St. Bede's Catholic Church in La Cañada Flintridge and Msgr. Antonio Cacciapuoti.


Vincentian Inspiration

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"Duplicity is not pleasing to God and to be truly  simple we should propose to ourselves no other end but to please God alone." St. Vincent de Paul
“La duplicidad no le place a Dios, y para ser  realmente sencillos debiéramos proponernos tener no otro fin que el complacer solo a Dios.”
-San Vicente de Paul
Heavenly Father, I ask for a conscience that is sensitive to all the nuances of honesty and truthfulness.  Forgive my past failures in this regard.
Padre celestial, te pido una conciencia que sea sensible a todos los requisitos de honestidad y veracidad.  Perdona mis fallas pasadas en esta área.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

Ed Kunkler Celebrates 90th B-day

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Long-time Vincentian and LA Council president emeritus Ed Kunkler recently celebrated his 90th birthday.  Ed still volunteers at the L.A. council offices and at Our Mother of Good Counsel Conference of Charity in Los Feliz. Thank you for your years of service Ed!

Thrift Thursday

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Stop by this Wednesday, July 13th and Thursday, July 14th to get all CLOTHING with WHITE colored tags for 99 cents! Every week is a new color, check back next Wednesday to see what color will be next. Happy thrifting!

July B-Days at SVdPLA

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July birthdays celebrated including our executive director David Fields, far right.  Happy Birthday everyone!

Vincentian Inspirations

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"Beg God to grant us a genuine spirit of mercy which is the spiritual characteristic of God." - St. Vincent de Paul
“Ruega a Dios para que nos conceda un espíritu genuino de misericordia, la cual es la característica espiritual de Dios.”
– San Vicente de Paul Lord, when I am tempted to be stubborn and unrelenting, remind me of the times you showed boundless mercy in forgiving my sins. Help me to imitate your example.
Señor, cuando me veo tentado a ser testarudo y necio, recuérdame de los momentos cuando tú me has mostrado infinita misericordia al perdonar mis pecados.  Ayúdame a imitar tu ejemplo. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

Circle V Ranch Camp Dedicates New Fire Circle

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Sunday, July 3, 2016
By MITCHELL WHITE, NEWS-PRESS STAFF WRITER
Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles Council along with 225 campers and staff on Tuesday celebrated the dedication of the new Dan Murphy Fire Circle area at the Circle V Ranch Camp and Retreat Center.
The new and improved fire circle area in the center of the 30-acre camp at 2250 State Route 154, across from Lake Cachuma adjacent to the Huston Memorial Sports Court, was made possible by a generous donation by the Dan Murphy Foundation of Los Angeles, according to Ray Lopez, camp director. The refurbished area is made of slate rock with a fire-safe shield in the center and can seat at least 200 people on 38 benches made of Monterey pine handcrafted by Goleta resident John Miller.
The original fire circle only seated 150 guests on rough-hewn logs that surrounded a small fire pit, Mr. Lopez said.
"The Trustees of the Dan Murphy Foundation are pleased to be able to make the renovation of the fire circle…

Circle V Ranch Camp Dedicates New Dan Murphy Fire Circle Area

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On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles Council along with 175 campers and 50 staff celebrated the dedication of the new Dan Murphy Fire Circle area at the Society’s Circle V (Vee) Ranch Camp & Retreat Center; located just 20 minutes north of Santa Barbara at 2550 Highway 154 across from Cachuma Lake in the Santa Ynez Valley.
A generous donation by the Dan Murphy Foundation of Los Angeles made this new, improved Dan Murphy Fire Circle area possible this summer. Situated in the center of the 30-acre camp adjacent to the Huston Memorial Sports Court, the new and refurbished area in the half-round complete with “fire circle” made of slate rock with a fire-safe shield in the center; now seats 200 people on 38 benches made of Monterey pine hand-crafted by John Miller of Goleta. The original area only seated 150 guests on rough-hewn logs surrounding a small fire pit. 
Richard Grant, president  of the Dan Murphy Foundation stated, “The Trustees …

Ranger Dan Retires

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Ranger Dan Hanley retires this week after 30 years at camp. A special lunch was held for him at the Cold Spring Tavern near camp. Thank you so much for your years of service Ranger Dan!