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Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce Honors Tom Lugo

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Tom Lugo was honored by the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce with its Sam Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award yesterday. Congrats Tom and Rosie!
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"Punctuality is an essential point to observe in the accomplishment of your duties." - St. Vincent de Paul
“Puntualidad es un punto esencial que debe observarse en el cumplimiento de tus obligaciones.”
-San Vicente de Paul
Even if being on time is not a value to me, it is important to observe because the time of others is as important as mine is to me. When I am tempted to let things go until the last minute, Lord, remind me that time is a precious gift, which I should spend wisely in your service.
Aun si el llegar a tiempo no es un valor para mí, es importante observarlo porque el tiempo de los demás es tan importante como mi tiempo lo es para mí.  Cuando me siento tentado a dejar las cosas esperar hasta el último minuto, Señor, recuérdame que el tiempo es un regalo precioso, el cual debo gastar sabiamente en servicio tuyo.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles
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SVdPLA in Marché Mag

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Whether you’ve lived in LA or spent time visiting, it’s easy to spot the diverse culture that spans over the city’s 500 square miles.
This makes shopping furniture an experience unlike any other in the US. For example, you can find a mid-century modern piece of furniture in WeHo that is much different than the Arts District of Downtown.

At Trove, we love and respect individuals furniture preferences and have put together a rock solid list of vintage and second hand stores you can visit.
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Effective Conferences recruit continuously.  One reason Conferences give for not tackling new problems is lack of personnel.  But dramatic vistas are unveiled when members invite new Vincentians to join in the service of the poor.
Conferencias efectivas reclutan constantemente.  Una razón que dan las Conferencias por no tomar nuevos retos es la falta de miembros.  Pero visiones dramáticas se revelan
cuando los miembros invitan a nuevos Vicentinos a unirse en el servicio a los pobres.”
“Crece con nosotros en nuestro evento para Nuevos Miembros”
The laborers are few, Lord, but often we don’t make ourselves known to others.  Help us to see new ways to call others to your service.
Los trabajadores son pocos, Señor, pero a veces no hacemos cosas para que otros sepan de nosotros. Ayúdanos a ver nuevas formas de invitar a otros a tu servicio.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

Vincentian Tom Lugo Honored

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Tom Lugowas honored by the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce with its Sam Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award for Tom’s leadership at the St. Vincent de Paul Conference of Charity at St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church in Santa Paula.

Kingsley Manor Serves CMC

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Kingsley Manor employees and friends served a delicious hot lunch to the residents of the Cardinal Manning Center homeless program on Skid Row February 11, 2016.  Many thanks!
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“We should wait in silence for the gifts of the Spirit. Mary was in the upper room with the apostles. She kept silence while awaiting the descent of the Spirit.”
– St. Catherine Labouré
“Debemos esperar los regalos del Espíritu Santo en silencio. María se encontraba en la habitación con los apóstoles. Ella guardaba silencio esperando la venida del Espíritu.”
-Santa Catalina Laburé

Mary, you received such an abundance of gifts from the Holy Spirit. Help me to persevere in prayer for the gifts I so much need.
María, tu recibiste tan abundantes regalos del Espíritu Santo. Ayúdame a perseverar en oración para recibir lo que tanto necesito.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

Young Adults at SVdPLA

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Young people gathered at St. Vincent’s Los Angeles thrift store for a Fat Tuesday party with New Orleans-themed food and live music.  A good time was had by all!

MISERICORDIA EN EL AREA DE ‘SKID ROW’ DE LOS ÁNGELES

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MISERICORDIA EN EL AREA DE ‘SKID ROW’ DE LOS ÁNGELES PostedOn enero 31, 20160 Comments (El Arzobispo Gomez sirve una comida caliente en el Cardinal Manning Center. Fotografía de Victor Alemán /vida-nueva.com). Por ROBERTO DELLINGER “Disfrútelo”, dijo el Arzobispo José H. Gomez al colocar un plato de pastel de carne, puré de patatas, judías verdes y ensalada delante de un hombre de mediana edad con la cabeza rapada. Repitió el movimiento con la otra mano para un señor que estaba cerca. Luego se dirigió al mostrador del Cardinal Manning Center (CMC) para recoger dos platos más de papel. Recientemente, el Arzobispo ayudó a servir el almuerzo a más de 70 hombres en el refugio de transición para desamparados, como parte del llamado que realizó el Papa Francisco para el Año de la Misericordia en la Iglesia católica universal. El año jubilar comenzó el año pasado en la fiesta de la Inmaculada Concepción (8 de diciembre) y se prolongará hasta el 20 de noviembre de 2016, en la fiesta de Cristo Rey. …

Ash Wednesday at SVdPLA

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Vincentian Spiritual Advisor Fr. Pedro Villarroya C.M., celebrated Mass in the chapel at the LA Store for St. Vincent de Paul employees on Ash Wednesday. What will you give up or do extra for Lent?

Councilmember Huizar to CMC

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Councilmember Jose Huizar and his Policy Director Martin Schlageter visited St. Vincent de Paul’s Cardinal Manning Center homeless program on Skid Row February 11, 2016 to learn more about SVdPLA’s role in helping the homeless of Los Angeles. Thank you Councilmember Huizar!

Saints Felicitas & Perpetua Sock Hop

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SVdPLA Executive Director David Fields with school and Sock Hop leadership.
Thanks to Saints Felicitas & Perpetua Catholic School in San Marino for collecting over 1,000 socks for the homeless at their Sock Hop event. The socks will be distributed to homeless men at SVdPLA’s Cardinal Manning Center program on Skid Row.


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This amazing, modern-style couch was just donated! Would you refurbish this or keep it orange??

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"Our Lord is a perpetual Communion to those who are united to His will." - St. Vincent de Paul
“Nuestro Señor es una Comunión perpetua para aquellos quienes estan unidos a Su voluntad.” -San Vicente de Paul


Lord, I want to do your will. Show me what you want of me this day and give me the grace to do it.
Señor, quiero hacer tu voluntad.  Muéstrame lo que quieres de mi este día y dame la gracia para realizarlo.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

SDSA Annual Meeting at LA Store

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Thanks to the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) for holding their annual meeting at the SVdPLA Los Angeles thrift store. Many of the members discussed how they had shopped at the L.A. store their entire careers, for TV shows such as “24” and films. SVdPLA is a proud member of SDSA. SDSA members, please consider us your prop house of choice! We deliver.