We had such a great response to our blog last week that we thought it deserved a second part! Since being back to church means truly connecting with one another in person, we thought the focus should be there – connection. We thrive on human connection and what better way to unite than through your local parish. Here are some of the ideas we have come up with!
January is National Poverty Month in America. As humans we want to be good and help people – it is part of human nature. During the pandemic, many families have been needing to make sacrifices on everyday essentials. This is at no fault of their own either, which makes this National Poverty Month all the more important.
In the past, Saint Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Society has held an annual Walk for the Poor. It helps to raise funds and awareness for SVDP and those who use it. To give a bit of background SVDP is a society in which volunteers help to feed, clothe, and help those who may not be financially stable. Some societies only have a food pantry, while others have financial options. All do amazing work for their community.
The holiday’s; it’s a time of the year most of us look forward to. Big dinners, the house is warmed with a turkey in the oven, and your family is gathered around the dining room table giving thanks for their blessings of the past year. Unfortunately, not everyone is able to provide that hot turkey, delicious pies, or even a warm home. That is where Food Banks, Soup Kitchens, and St. Vincent de Paul society comes in. You are provided with either the essentials to help you with your family meal, or a place to eat and enjoy conversation with others in your community.