Turkey and Food Collection Saturday Nov. 4
On Saturday, November 4 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM you can drop off food and turkeys for the Assumption Chapel food pantry in Altoona, The drop off center is Imler's Poultry on old 764 in Duncansville. For more information call 943-7962.
A message from His Holiness Pope Francis (English)
A message from His Holiness Pope Francis (Spanish)
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 were 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.
Altoona Thrift Store Weekly Sales
Every Tuesday is Senior day. 55+ receive 30% off their purchase.
Every Thursday is Furniture Clearance! 25% off any Furniture purchase!
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.