WE'RE READY TO GO!!! GRAND OPENING OF THE NEW SVDP ALTOONA THRIFT STORE ON
AT 7TH AVE & 12TH ST. (FORMERLY BLAIR CANDY) 9:00AM MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015.
STOP BY AND CHCK IT OUT. RIBBON CUTTING WITH THE CHAMBER 11:00AM. DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED.
Thank you to the Pittsburgh Pirate Care-A-Van for visitng out Family Kitchen in Altoona and
bringing presents for all.
Many thanks to the Laurel Toyota auto dealership for their $2,500.00 donation to our Food For Families program in Johnstown. They further secured a matching grand from the Toyota Foundation. $5,000.00 will certainly help our Mission to feed the hungry.
SVDP St, Mary's Nanty Glo held its Christmas party recently and a good time was had by all.
ST. THERESE OF THE CHILD JESUS ALTOONA CONFERENCE, MARY BETH SCHMIDHAMER, PRESIDENT RECEIVED THEIR CERTIFICATE OF AGGREAGATION FROM THE SVDP INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL AND INSTALLED THREE NEW MEMBERS AT PARISH MASS SUNDAY DEC. 7, 2014. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE CONFERENCE.
NEW PRESIDENTS INSTALLED
Left: Richard 'Dick" Slavik, Prince of Peace Conference, was installed as the new Diocesan Council President by Spiritual Adviser Deacon Gary Gill and past president Vince Johnson.
Right: New Conference Presidents, (l) Mary Lou Peduzzi, St. Catherine, Mount Union and (r) Vince Johnson, St. Mary's, Altoona were installed by Spiritual Adviser Deacon Gary Gill.
Installations took place at the recent Fall Presidents/Directors meeting at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Ebensburg.
A GREAT DAY FOR A WALK
The Most Holy Trinity Conference, Huntingdon held the first Friends of the Poor Walk in the diocese Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 at Detwiler Field in Huntingdon.
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ANNUAL MASS AND DINNER HELD AT SFU
On Sunday, September 28, 2014 over 200 Vincentians and supporters gathered on the campus of St. Francis in Loretto for their annual Mass and Dinner.
Bishop Mark Bartchak celebrated Mass in the Immaculate Conception Chapel. Following Mass a reception, silent auction and dinner was held in the JFK Center.
Marty Radovanic, WJAC Anchorman, was the MC for the evening and Mrs. Cathy Griffith and Miss Kiera Chirdon were the guest speakers.
Mr. Camillus Long was presented with the Society's Top Hat Award for his help renovating both the Johnstown Thrift Store and Family Kitchen and Mrs. DOlores Gens was presented with the Ozanam Humanitarian Award for her many years of service as a Vinentian.
Fr. Leonard Voytek, pastor of St. Mary's Nanty Glo, gave the Benediction.
DUCK RACE BENEFITED JOHNSTOWN FAMILY KITCHEN
On Sunday Sept. 7, 2014 the Society sponsored a Duck Race and Chicken dinner to benefit its Family Kitchen in Johnstown.
Over $3,000.00 was raised for the Kitchen.
SCOTT HAHN PRESENTATION
The Fr. Peter Lemke District Council hosted over 500 people for a presentation by nationally renowned speaker Scott Hahn Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson. Scott spoke of his life, conversion and faith.
SOCIETY'S YOUTH MINISTRY GOLF OUTING IN ALTOONA A BIG SUCCESS
The 6th annual golf outing to benefit the Society's Youth Ministry held Sunday August 24, 2014 at Park Hills Country Club in Altoona was very successful according to Executive Director Sonny Consiglio.
Thanks to about 40 golfers and a number of sponsors nearly $6,800.00 was raised to help with the Youth Ministry's projects.
The Youth Ministry projects include a 'Back to School Back Pack' program that provides new school supplies for elementary students in need, theChristmas for Kids "
program which helps needy families provide gift for their children at Christmas, a Holiday meal program which donates all the food needed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinners for the Altoona Domestic Abuse Shelter. The youth Ministry also sponsors an SVDP Youth Conference at St. Benedict's Catholic School in Johnstown.
The students involved have conducted a number of activites that have benefited the SVDP Johnstown Food For Families program in Johnstown.
This year the Youth Ministry will sponsor a student in Haiti providing what is needed for a full schoo0l year of learning.