St. Vincent de Paul originally joined the priesthood, not to help others, but rather to further his own financial security and personal success.
It was only after witnessing the poverty of the peasants in the small village of Picardy, France, that he became genuinely moved by the struggles of the poor and became passionately committed to serving them.
It is not where or how you begin, but only that you do begin to answer Jesus' call to serve our brothers and sisters in need.
(Taken from SVDP Pittsburgh Winter Newsletter)
SAVE THE DATES
ROSARY RALLY SCHEDULED
The Society will honor our Blessed Mother with an outdoor Rosary Rally at 1:00pm Sunday May 19, 2013 at Mount Alloysius College in Cresson. Everyone is welcom to come. All you need is your prayers, rosaries and a lawn chair. Indoor facilities are available if the weather dictates.
SOCIETY TO HOLD RETREAT DAY
The Society invites all of its members, volunteers and friends to a day of retreat Saturday July 27, 2013. Sr. Patti Rossi of the Diocesan Mission office will facilitate.
OZANAM SUNDAY CELEBRATED
Some 100 members of the Society gathered for its annual Ozanam Sunday celebration at Our Lady of the Alleghenies in Lilly Sunday April 28, 2013.
The Society celebrated the 200th birthday of its founder Blessed Frederic Ozanam. Mass was celebrated at 1:00pm and a luncheon followed.