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.
ALTOONA-JOHNSTOWN DIOCESAN COUNCIL HOSTED SVDP EASTERN REGION GATHERING
On Saturday June 28, 2014 Vincentians from across the eastern region gathered at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, PA.
Included on the agenda was a keynote speaker, Broderick Green who shared his life story of addiction and recovery. Following the keynote members took part in several breakout sessions dealing with pertinent issues such as development of Youth Conferences, Vincentian Spirituality, Systemic Change and operation of Thrift Stores.
The day was concluded with Liturgy celebrated with Bishop Mark Bartchak of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese
Bishop Mark celebrating Mass Eastern Region VP Dom Visco Presenting
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2014 WALK FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY 2014.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED US RAISE $1600.00 FOR THE SVDP FOOD FOR FAMILIES PROGRAM IN JOHNSTOWN, PA