MAY YOU ENJOY A WONDERFUL AND BLESSED ADVENT
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a wonder at the wisdom and power of Your Father and ours. Receive my prayer as part of my service of the Lord who enlists me in God's own work for justice.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a hunger for peace: peace in the world, peace in my home, peace in myself.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me a joy responsive to the Father's joy. I seek His will so I can serve with gladness, singing and love.
Come, long-expected Jesus. Excite in me the joy and love and peace it is right to bring to the manger of my Lord. Raise in me, too, sober reverence for the God who acted there, hearty gratitude for the life begun there, and spirited resolution to serve the Father and Son.
I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, whose Advent I hail. Amen.
SVDP YOUTH CONFERENCE HOLDS "EMPTY BOWL" FUNDRIASER
For $10 you can get a decorated bowl painted by students at St. Benedict Catholic School in Geistown filled with a can of soup and help feed the hungry in Johnstown at the same time. If interested in purchasing a bowl can 814-539-4627.
ALTOONA DISTRICT HOST MEAL FOR THE NEEDY
150 meals were served to the needy Thanksgiving Friday. The meal was provided by the SVDP Altoona Family Kitchen and prepared and served by District Vincentians and St. Mark's parishioners. For more photos click on Food For Families.
TOMAHAWKS COLLECT FOR SVDP
This past weekend the Johnstown Tomahawks held a food drive at their Friday and Saturday games at the War Memorial. Over 1000 pounds of food was collected. Thank yous go out to the Tomahawks, their fans and everyone at the Johnstown War Memorial. GO TOMAHAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ST. FRANCIS BASKETBALL AND JOHNSTOWN TOMAHAWKS AND WJAC COMING TO AID OF JOHNSTOWN FOOD FOR FAMILIES
Several events to aid the Society's Food For Families in Johnstown have been scheduled for November.
On Monday Nov. 11 the SFU Womans Basketball team was at the SFU v. Navy Mens Basketball game at the War Memorial collecting food and money for the Johnstown Family Kitchen.
On Thursday Nov. 14 5:30pm - 6:30pm the Channel 6 Morning News Team and three of the Johnstown Tomahawks Hockey team faced off in the Society's annual "CARVE OFF" at the Kitchen, .
Young Tomahawks prep for the Carve Off Channel 6 Winning Team
On Fri. and Sat Nov. 22 and 23 the Tomahawks will be collecting food and money for FFF at their hockey games at the War Memorial.
FALL PRESIDENT/DIRECTOR MEETING HELD
Presidents and Directors gathered for their Fall Meeting Saturday November 16, 2013 in the library of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School.
Agenda items include annual reports, financial issues, solidarity dues, upcoming projects and other important issues.
SVDP President Vince Johnson and Spiritual Advisor Alice Emanuel in stall Sandy Morelli, St. Joseph, Dorothy Baron, Most Holy Trinity and Bob Noel, St. Francis/Aloysius as Conference Presidents.
PRODUCE TO PEOPLE SERVES OVER 600 FAMILIES IN CAMBRIA
Some 600 families received fresh produce through the Produce to People program in October.
The program is coordinated by the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and SVDP's Food for Families in Johnstown. Produce to Peoples distributes monthly to eligible families and individuals. (More photos - Click on Food for Families)
Bishop Mark Celebrates Mass at SVDP Annual gathering at St. Francis University. For more photos click on Events and Activities.
PHASE TWO OF JOHNSTOWN KITCHENRENOVATION COMPLETED
FOR MORE PHHOTOS CLICK ON FAMILY KITCHENS
RIO GOLF OUTING BENEFITS SVDP YOUTH MINISTRY
The 5th Annual RIO featured 9 foursomes of golfers Sept. 9 at Iron Masters Country Club and raised over $5,500.00 for the SVDP Youth Ministry.
For more photos click on Youth Ministry
1ST ANNUAL DUCK RACE - Saturday, September 14, 1:00pm Resurrection Parish Johnstown Picnic Grounds benefited SVDP Johnstown Family Kitchen. Prizes included Steeler and Penguin tickets, gift certificates and more.
SVDP ANNUAL MASS/DINNER - The Society held its annual Mass and Dinner at St. Francis University Sunday, September 22. Mass was celebrated with Bishop Mark Bartchak as the main celebrant in the Immaculate Conception Chapel on campus and a reception, dinner, silent auction followed in the JFK Center.
John B. Gunter group present SVDP
Kitchen with over $18,900.00
SVDP Youth Conference At SVDP Rosary Rally - May 19,2013
St. Benedict Catholic Mount Aloysius College Cresson
School Johnstown raised $1400.00
for the SVDP Capital Campaign Fund
THANK YOU TO FIRST PRESBYTERIAN IN JOHNSTOWN FOR INVITING US IN AS TEMPORARTY KITCHEN SITE
Volunteers from St. Clement Johnstown prepare to serve lunch at 1st Presby Church in Johnstown.
The church was the temporary site of our Johnstown Family Kitchen until the second phase of our renovation was completed. Thank God for this congregation's generosity. More pictures in Food For Families site.
to St. Vincent dePaul Johnstown and Altoona Diocese