St. Vincent de Paul
2017 is a special year for the Vincentian family. It is the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism. On 25 January 1617, the young priest, Vincent de Paul, preached his first mission sermon in the small chapel of Folleville in France. This small church still stands today. It was a small village then yet hundreds came to confession that day so much so that they had to invite the Jesuits in a nearby town of Amiens – now a big city – in order to help him. The event came to be known as the “stampede to the confessional”. That was the beginning of the work of Congregation of the Mission “to go to the peripheries”, to borrow the now famous word of Pope Francis. While most priests then preferred to live in the cities, Vincent wanted his priests to go to the rural areas where the poor are to bring them the Good News of Jesus. Long before, Vincent already realized that the church should be a Church of the poor, with the poor and among the poor. And its ministers, if their lives are to be meaningful, are people whose hearts find their home among the margins.
Highmark Walk - Saturday, May 20
Please help us fight hunger in Johnstown/Cambria County! Register a team, register to walk as an individual, or make a donation. All funds raised will benefit our Food for Families program in Johnstown/Cambria County.
SVDP YOUTH MINISTRY GOLF OUTING JUNE 8, 2017
The 9th Annual SVDP Golf Outing is set for Thursday June 8, 2017 at Park Hills Country Club in Altoona. Registration fee is $75 per golfer/$300 per foursome.
Sign in is 9:00am and a shotgun start is at 9:30.
Fee includes green fees, cart, on course refreshments, lunch and prizes.
To register an individual or foursome or for more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether our Food For Families warehouses or Family Kitchens in Altoona and Johnstown, or our Food Pantries in Altoona, Carrolltown, Ebensburg, Johnstown and Patton, or our Community Gardens... all can use your support.
Consider a food drive or fundraiser at your church, school, or business to help with our mission to feed the hungry.
Or, send donations to:
SVDP Diocesan Council
P.O. Box 231
Altoona, PA 16603
And indicate which of our groups you'd like to help.