There are many people that are presently going through tough times right now in our own back yard, Please do not forget those less fortunate friends of the parish. The Saint Vincent de Paul boxes are located at the East and West Door entrances. Saint Vincent de Paul would like to thank all of those parishioners that have been so very generous to those in need. We all work together to give shape to a more just and compassionate society.
The winner of the Columbiettes' Valentine's Day Fundraiser Gift Basket Raffle was Kathleen Clotfelter. It was decided by her famiily to donate the basket contents. The recipients of the gift basket contents were referred from the Saint Vincent De Paul Society and HOPE Outreach. The two families that received the gifts from the basket were the Johana Miranda Family and Dora Zunun with her children Yesely and Mateo, both pictured below. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the raffle.
Please consider donating your gently used furniture for our thrift store. Call the St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store to schedule a pickup.
St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store
1023 NW 9th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311
THE FACES BEHIND SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL
The most blessed Rosalie Rendu who was a Daughter of Charity serving 54 years in the Mouffetard area (the most impoverished district of Paris). Emmanuel Bailly, the President of the Society, who sent the founding members of the Society to Sister Rosalie for guidance and direction. Her zeal for helping the poor drove her to educate poor children, care for infants, support the elderly and supervise young working girls. One disciple in her mission of service was Frederic Ozanam, founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Sister Rosalie formed founders in the spirit of St. Vincent, teaching them how to serve the poor with respect and compassion. Blessed Rosalie Rendu died on February 7, 1856 and was beatified by Pope Joh Paul II in 2003.
The Society's logo consists of three hands. The top hand, the hand of Christ, blesses the cup. The middle hand is the hand of love which offers the cup. The bottom hand is the hand of suffering which receives the cup.
St. Vincent DePaul Help Line 954-300-4953