Because of YOU…There is HOPE

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We thought we would ask some people who are St. Vincent dePaul Society members, what/why they do what they do.  Each month we will try to bring another vincentian to light.

I asked Lorie Flerlage some question to see what it feels like to be a vincentian…

 

How long have you been a member of the St. Vincent Conference?
I think I’ve been a member for 3-4 years.
What made you decide to join the society?
I decided to be a member because I wanted to do something to be a part of St. William Church that was more than just being a church goer! I knew Mary Tom and always liked her and Howard.
What is an experience that you had that has affected you or stands out in your memory?
An experience that stands out was a home visit where a young man , paralyzed and in a wheel chair asked us to join  hands and pray with him. We brought him a new mattresses for his bed and he was so grateful.
Has being a member helped you in your spiritual life?
Being a member makes me realize how lucky I am to have the things I have in my life. It has made me thankful and humble. I am more aware of the need for prayer and try to end my day with a quiet prayer.
Thanks Lorie, for your efforts to serve others!

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Who We Are:

Our Saint Vincent De Paul Society (SVdP) was started in 2004.  It has grown over time and has added a food pantry which services clients throughout Grant County.  Currently the conference meets every second Wednesday of the month at 7pm in Leveaque Hall.

The mission of SVdP are threefold.  First is the development of spirituality for the SVdP members.  Second is care for those in need through charity and justice.  Third is the development of christian community and friendship for the members.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Council of Northern Kentucky
 
 

News from the Group

Our SVdP officers for 2019:

1) President,  Kathy McDonough

2) Vice President,  Elaine Roberts

3)Treasurer,  Patti Merz

4) Conference Secretary,  Katie Clemons

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St. Vincent de Paul Needs Your Help!

    Our food pantry struggles to keep peanut butter, jelly and crackers on the shelves. This high protein convenience food needs no refrigeration or cooking, making it easy for families. Most kids love it, so it’s also a staple for low-income families. However, it is one of the more expensive foods to donate, and so contributions never keep up with demand. If each parishioner or family donated one jar of peanut butter, one jar of jelly and one box of crackers, what a difference we could make! Please leave your gifts on the table in the gathering area.  Your generosity is appreciated. Thanks. “For I was hungry, and you gave me food.” Matthew 23:35