Society of St Vincent De Paul Tacoma-Pierce


November 2017

Dear Vincentians and Friends of the Poor,


Sunday, November 19 is the first ever World Day of the Poor.


"This new World Day should become a powerful appeal to our consciences as believers, allowing us to grow in the conviction that sharing with the poor enables us to understand the deepest truth of the Gospel. The poor are not a problem; they are a resource from which to draw as we strive to accept and practice in our lives the essence of the Gospel." (Pope Francis)


This day can be a way to promote your Conference within your parish; a way to remind the pastor and parishioners about the people in poverty around us and the Society's good works to help them. 


It is a good time to remind your parish community that every day is a "Day of the Poor" with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, as Vincentians grow spiritually by putting their faith into action as they serve people in poverty.


Possible ways to tie into World Day of the Poor to help promote your Conference/Council:

  • Ask your pastor to mention SVdP in his homily
  • Ask your pastor if you can make a pulpit appeal for funds
  • Set up a table after Masses with information about the Society

Let us remember we must always treat those we serve with love and respect.  It is the only way, it is God’s way.

                                                                  Bernadette Kalafatich


Help the Society of St Vincent de Paul Tacoma-Pierce break the cycle of poverty. Donate online or send a donation to:

Society of St Vincent de Paul
4009 S 56th
Tacoma, WA 98409 

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