Friday, April 25, 2014

Happy 80th Birthday

Today 70 members of the Society celebrated the 80th birthday of Rev. Father Pedro Villarroya C.M , spiritual advisor to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles at the De Paul Evangelization Center in Montebello.  Happy Birthday Fr. Pedro!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Reinstated Drop-In Center Services

The Society of St. Vincent De Paul Cardinal Manning Center will reinstate limited drop-in center services, beginning May 5th 2014. The drop-in center hours are as follows:

Men: Monday-Wednesday,6:00am-10:30am
Women: Thursdays, 7:30am-11:30am

The following services will be provided to clients utilizing the drop-in center.
A.      Coffee and pastries (as available)
B.      Sandwiches/sack lunches (as available)
C.      Bathroom access
D.      Hygiene kits supply (as available)
E.       Rest area/TV
F.       Access to phone
G.     Reduced DMV voucher service
H.      Referral services
I.        Computer lab access

All of the above services will be free to the community. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014


Leadership of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles, traveled to San Jose, California to thank the Mersho family, owners of Shoe Palace with a plaque for their generosity to the Society. The Mershos have supported the Society's charitable efforts in diverse ways: sponsoring the creation of a new workshop/learning center; the distribution of school supplies and backpacks to low-income students and giving away shoes to disadvantaged children at Christmas. The Society will honor the Mersho family at the council's Mardi Gras in May gala, May, 2014.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Ray Lopez, Camp Director Interview

In this interview, Ray Lopez, Camp Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Circle V Ranch Camp near Santa Barbara, explains how young people who have never had a camping experience learn so much in this summer program about loving themselves, others and God.

Mark Mariscal recognition at L.A. City Hall as the 70th President of the California Park and Recreation Society.

The Society’s David Garcia and David Fields joined Society board member Mark Mariscal for his recognition at L.A. City Hall as the 70th President of the California Park and Recreation Society.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Annual Meeting 2014

Commissioning of SVdPLA spiritual directors by Archbishop Gomez at the Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels, Annual Meeting 2014. 650 Vincentians in attendance.

Archbishop Gomez at SVdPLA Annual Meeting 2014 with the newly-commissioned Vincentian spiritual advisors.