These Vincentians will appear on Proclaim! Sunday, Aug 6 at 10:30am on WATM ABC 23 with Bishop Mark.
The “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul” brand-new television shows are scheduled to air in the “EWTN Gallery” slot which follows EWTN News Nightly. The programs feature a variety of Society activities such as home visits, programs for the homeless, a dental clinic, a pharmacy, the Friends of the Poor® Walk and much more.
Friday, July 14 6:30 p.m. Eastern
Wednesday, July 26 6:30 p.m. Eastern
Thursday, July 27 6:30 p.m. Eastern
Friday, July 28 6:30 p.m. Eastern
While its only mid June its time to look ahead to the beginning of the 2017-18 school year. The SVDP Youth Ministry has 100 back packs to fill with brand new school supplies for elementary students in need of help with this expense.
If you want to help, donations, either financial or school supplies, can be sent to SVDP Youth Ministry at 1215 – 7th Ave. Altoona, PA 16002. If you know of a business or organization that would conduct a collection for us, please let us know. Please only new school supplies.
The 2017 Highmark Walk held Saturday May 20 in Johnstown was a great success for our Food for Families Program in Cambria County. With the help of Team SVDP, Team Ameriserv, Team Divine Mercy and many donors across the diocese we raised a record amount to help fight hunger. We surpassed our goal of $12,500.00 and donations are still coming in. You can still help by going to SVDP Food for Families on the Highmark Walk site and donate. The site will remain open until the end of June. Thank you to all who walked and donated.
The 9th Annual SVDP Golf Outing was held Thursday June 8, 2017 at Park Hills Country Club in Altoona. Thank you to our Gold Sponsor, Sheetz Inc and our corporate sponsors, M & T Bank, Young, Oakes & Brown Co., the SVDP Diocesan Council and Ameriserv, and over 20 tee sponsors for making the event a great success.
Three members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be honored by the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Charities office. Mr. Don Belsey, director of the SVDP AssumptionChapel Food Pantry, Ms. Millie Bodenschatz, member of the SVDP Holy Name Conference and volunteer at the Ebensubrg Food Pantry and Ms. Mary Lou Waugerman, member of the SVDP St. Thomas Conference in Bedford will be receiving the Msgr. William M. Griffin Humanitarian Award Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
A dinner and the awards presentation will be held at the Altoona Grand Hotel. Congratulations to Don, Millie and Mary Lou.
The Religious Ed class at St. Mark’s Catholic Church and several Cambria County public schools held food drives for the Society and its mission to fight hunger. Thousands of items were donated, collected and distributed through the Society and our food pantries.
Attached you will find a letter and a team roster form for your use for the May 20, 2017 Walk for a Healthy Community. Your involvement will help the Society’s Food for Families program in Johnstown/Cambria County fight hunger. Please consider a donation to help us reach our goal of $12,500.00. Even better, please consider forming a team to participate, raise money and walk on May 20. Thank you for your support last year with the Walk and I hope you will consider getting involved again this year. We hope to see you May 20 in Johnstown!
Every day the Food for Families Food Bank in Altoona feeds those in need. On this day, they had their Holiday Distribution which provided hundreds of people with a hot meal, gifts and food for Christmas. Sister Paula and Sister Pauline are the reason this event happens every year.
For the 3rd year in a row, members of the St. Joe’s Conference in Williamsburg stepped up and helped people in their community who are homebound by preparing and delivering Thanksgiving meals. 115 dinners were prepared and delivered. Conference president Sandy Morelli noted that the number needed has increased this year. All items needed were donated by Conference members and parishioners. Many volunteers came together to cook, pack and deliver the dinners.