The “Weekly Bulletin Announcements based on the Gospel of each Sunday, are suggested for your parish weekly bulletin. The action statement can easily be adapted to fit your local needs.
Vincentian reflections are a good guide for Vincentian meetings and discussions. The year is divided into easy to manage quarters for download. Spanish versions also available.
The National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul is pleased to be working with Allsup on a new initiative designed to help Vincentians’ efforts make a lasting difference through systemic change. Allsup has a 97 percent success rate in securing Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for eligible people who complete the application process with them. Their organization also helps SSDI beneficiaries to secure employment.
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It is still FOP Walk/Run season! While the 9th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk/Run official date was Saturday, September 24, there are still FOP Walks/Runs taking place around the country that you can still support (dates vary by location). From now until the end of October, you can still contribute to FOP Walks/Runs that have already taken place. Every dollar you raise through the Friends of the Poor Walk/Run stays with your local SVdP, to assist with programs/services for the poor in your area.
To register your 2016 local Friends of the Poor Walk, please go to the website (www.fopwalk.org) and hover over the “coordinators” tab near the top right. Then click the first sub-tab labeled “establish a walk” and follow the steps provided.
To register as a walker, go to www.fopwalk.org, and hover over the “walkers” tab, then select the sub-tab “become a new walker” and follow the steps provided.
For questions, please contact Nathan Martin, National Director of Fundraising Programs, by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (314) 576-3993 (314) 576-3993 x218.
In today’s world, people are constantly on the go. The one accessory that is constantly by almost everyone’s side is their phone or other mobile device. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has launched a new mobile app that helps you link up with SVdP to receive instant alerts, stay current with SVdP events, take and share photos, connect with resources and more!
To find and download the mobile app, just go to your mobile device’s app store and search “SVDPUSA” and click install. The app is FREE, so download it today!
For instructions on downloading the mobile app, click the following link: http://bit.ly/2acrAXI !
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Upon the Sept. 14 release of the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on poverty and income in America, Sheila Gilbert, president of the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization serving those in need in over 4,440 communities throughout the country, released a statement:
Click here to read the SVdP statement on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 poverty report
Click here to see the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 poverty report
Blessed Frederic Ozanam is very well known for his insight and wisdom. He would often share those valuable thoughts through personal letters to his family and friends. The best collection of these letters in English is found in “A Life in Letters,” edited by Fr. Joseph Dirvan, which was commissioned and published by the National Council of the United States in 1986. It has now been digitized by DePaul University and is available online at no cost. To download the file, click here: http://via.library.depaul.edu/ozanam_law/1/.
Vitally concerned about the financial havoc and accompanying emotional distress wreaked upon the working poor who often rely on payday lending loans just to survive, the Society has submitted forceful testimony to the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in support of strong payday lending Federal regulations.
You can read President Sheila Gilbert’s testimony below and click on the link below to learn about other steps the Society is taking and that you can take to protect the vulnerable working poor from the predatory lending industry. Comments in support of these Federal regulations are due by October 7, but even after that, there is more advocacy to be done on behalf of our friends in need to stop these immoral, usurious practices that effectively result in the working poor paying interest rates typically in the 300% to 600% range just to “get by.”
Click here to read Sheila Gilbert's testimony
Click here to read about steps the Society is taking on payday lending
Introducing National Pricing for Local SVdPs
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