Showing posts from May, 2016

Thrift Thursday!

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

Thanks to Attendees of SVdPLA Gala 2016

SVdPLA Gala Honorees, Presenters and Leadership with Archbishop Gomez.

Memorial Day Sale!


Daily Vincentian Inspiration

"Let us depend entirely on God, full of confidence that no matter what men may do or say, all will turn to our good. Yes, should the whole world unite for our destruction, nothing can happen to us but by the permission of God, in whom we have placed our whole trust." - St. Vincent de Paul

“Dependamos enteramente en Dios, llenos de confianza de que no importa lo que los hombres hagan o digan, todo será para nuestro bien. Si, aunque todo el mundo se uniera para nuestra destrucción, nada nos puede suceder si no es por el permiso de Dios, en quien hemos puesto toda nuestra confianza.”
-San Vicente de Paul Lord, it is being brought home to me that even when my best intentions and motives are criticized, I must be open to accept whatever truth there may be in those words and then trust the rest to you.
Señor, comienzo a comprender que aun cuando mis mejores intenciones y motivaciones son criticadas, Yo debo permanecer abierto a aceptar cualquier verdad que pueda haber en esas palabras y después…

Camp Open House

A record 260 people joined us last weekend for Circle V Ranch Camp's open house.  There's still time to register your child for camp at

Thrift Thursday!

Stop by this Wednesday and Thursday to get all CLOTHING with BLUE colored tags for 99 cents! Every week is a new color. Check back next Wednesday to see what color will be next. Happy Thrifting!

St. Vincent de Paul to host ‘Mardi Gras in May’ fundraiser

May 20, 2016 - Tidings Staff

Vincentian Inspiration

"It is in silence that we can hear God speak to our hearts." - St. Vincent de Paul
“En en el silencio que nosotros podemos escuchar a Dios hablarle a nuestros corazones.”
- San Vicente de Paul
You speak to me, Lord, but often I can't hear you because I don't take time to listen in silence. I will plan to take time today for quiet reflection.
Tú me hablas, Señor, pero a menudo no te puedo escuchar porque no tomo un tiempo para escuchar en silencio. Este día planearé tomar tiempo para una reflexión en silencio.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

SVdPLA Employee Appreciation Day

St. Vincent de Paul employees were treated to lunch yesterday with The Habit burger truck, a Candy Bar,  an employee talent show and a 50% Off Sale in the LA store. Everyone agreed it was the best employee appreciation day yet!  Thanks St. Vincent de Paul!

Customer Appreciation Sale

Everything in the LA store is 50% off from 2pm-6pm today! Stop by and get a great deal on furniture and clothes to freshen up your home or get a greatdeal on your summer wardrobe!

SVdPLA At Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue

St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles Executive Director David Fields and PR & Marketing Director Chris Sariego attended the Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue for May in San Dimas last week with representatives of the Catholic ArchdIocese of LA and the Buddhist faith.

SVdP on Eternal Word Television Network

May 22, 24 and 27 on EWTN St. Vincent de Paul, National President Sheila Gilbert and National CEO Dave Barringer discuss how the Society can benefit a parish in an all-new episode of the EWTN series, "The Church Universal."   This brand-new SVdP episode will air on the following dates:
Sunday, May 22                    5 p.m. Eastern          2 p.m. Pacific
Tuesday, May 24                  5 a.m. Eastern           2 a.m. Pacific
Friday, May 27                     10 p.m. Eastern         7 p.m. Pacific
To view an exclusive clip from this brand new episode where National President Sheila Gilbert describes SVdP's "Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' by World" and how that applies to the Society's mission of Systemic Change, click here.
"The Church Universal" features the good news about lay movements and their central role in the new evangelization. For more information, see
Click here to find the EWTN station in your zip code: http://www.ewtn.…

SVdPLA Collaborates with Buddhists to Serve Poor


Circle V Ranch Camp Celebrates 71 Years of Summer Fun for Kids at Free Open House on Saturday, May 21, 2016

~ Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2016 Sessions for Ages 7-13 with Camperships Funds Available.

Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, California—The public is invited to the Circle V  Ranch CampFree Open House on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  All ages are welcome to enjoy a camp tour, free BBQ lunch, supervised activities and get a taste of Circle V summer camp fun. The 30-acre facility is located across from Cachuma Lake just 20 minutes north of Santa Barbara at 2550 Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley. 

According to Circle V Ranch Camp Director Ray Lopez, “This year marks 71 years of our traditional sleepover summer camp. I started as a Counselor at Circle V in 1993 and have been Camp Director since 2008. We welcome campers from throughout Southern California. No child is turned away due to lack of funds since we have camperships available. Please come to the Open House or contact us and learn how you can give your kids a wonderful experience this summer…

Thrift Thursday!

Stop by this Wednesday and Thursday 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. 

Kenny Lund Receives Award From St. Vincent de Paul

By: AJOT | May 09 2016 at 02:18 PM | Intermodal

La Cañada Flintridge Calif. - The Allen Lund Company is pleased to announce that Kenny Lund, VP of Support Operations, is receiving an award from St. Vincent de Paul in honor of his extensive volunteer work. The award will be presented at Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s 2016 Mardi Gras in May Benefit Dinner and Awards Ceremony on May 25, 2016. “St. Vincent De Paul has a long history of serving those in need from all walks of life. To receive recognition from them is hard for me to understand, when they do so much,” stated Kenny Lund. “The things I have done to serve others have always ended up coming back in ways that enrich my life. My hope is that this inspires others to get involved in the greater community for the benefit of everyone involved and the improvement of oneself.” David Fields, Executive Director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles added, “We’re very grateful for the kind work and friendship of a man lik…

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Delivering Second Chances

By Jon Nerdig

When Mike arrives at St. Vincent de Paul’s Cardinal Manning Center (CMC) on Skid Row, he was in the midst of that he described as the worst period of his life. He was homeless, underemployed, and in debt. First his driver’s license had been revoked, then he lost his job as a commercial river and eventually he lost his home. He was in need of a second chance. At the CMC he was given that chance.
After just three months at the center, Mike was out of debt, working at a new job, and moving into permanent housing. In his words, “Everything seems to be going my way.” Mike was a participant in the Men’s Advancement Program (MAP), a program for working adult men experiencing homelessness. Following the program, Mike was able to save 60% of his income to pay off his debt.
A large part of his success he attributes to the helpful CMC staff. “Every single one of them I would give a grade A,” he said. Mike was especially thankful for the assistance he received from his social worker, …

Super Weekend Mother’s Day Sale!

Are you searching for a unique gift for that special mother? Celebrate with 50% off women’s clothes, shoes, and accessories at our Los Angeles location in Lincoln Heights from Friday, May 6th through Sunday, May 8th. We have amazing vintage jewelry and brand new clothes for sale. 

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

SVdPLA employees celebrate today with a tamale potluck lunch!

Thrift Thursday

Stop by this Wednesday and Thursday 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!

Daily Vincentian Inspirations

"Pride is a most pernicious vice, and the more to be dreaded as we are strongly inclined to it by nature." - St. Vincent de Paul
"El orgullo es un vicio muy dañino, y a de tenérsele pavor   ya que estamos fuertemente inclinados hacia éste por naturaleza." - San Vicente de Paul

Lord, I thank you for loving and sustaining me in spite of my foolish pride, which tempts me to believe I am better than others. Forgive this sin and help me to understand that others, too, are equally blessed by you.
Señor, te agradezco por amarme y sostenerme a pesar de mi tonto orgullo, que me tienta a creer que soy mejor que otros.  Perdóname este pecado y ayúdame a entender que otros también son igualmente bendecidos por ti.
Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

Datastream Serves at CMC

St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles’ provider of Information Technology, Datastream, served a delicious Mexican lunch today to the residents and guests of the Cardinal Manning Center homeless program on Skid Row in Los Angeles.  Thank you Datastream!
Call 323-276-6084 to schedule your team to serve at the Cardinal Manning Center.