Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Blessed Virgin Mary Serves the CMC

Vincentian volunteers from Blessed Virgin Mary Conference of Charity in Pasadena served dinner at the Cardinal Manning Center on Skid Row last week to the homeless. Thanks, BVM!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Camino Nuevo High School Serves SVdPLA

Thanks Camino Nuevo students for your day of service to the poor and homeless at St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Vincentian Family Day, November 4


Vincentian Family Day can best be described as our annual family reunion.  On Saturday, November 4th members from the various branches of the Vincentian Family came together to strengthen our family bond and promote greater awareness of our ministries.  Our theme for the day was ‘Welcoming the Stranger’, and our guest speaker was Archbishop Jose Gomez.  As chairman of the committee on Immigration and Refugees for the USCCB, Archbishop focused his thoughts on the works of the Bishops in the US & the work the LA Archdiocese.  He challenged us to understand the church’s teachings on Immigration and reform within the United States and to journey with our brothers and sisters experiencing the effects of migration.  Throughout the day we enjoyed the opportunity to hear about the various works being done by our Vincentians family.  There are programs we hope to be able to introduce to the conferences and provide resources that would provide yet another tool for self-sufficiency for our neighbors.   Besides hearing about the various Vincentian works, we experienced through a simulation, a journey of a refugee.  Needless to say the day was both insightful and inspiring.  The day ended with the celebration of Holy Mass and going forth in peach to love and to serve.  – Gabriel Perez