HAIL, ALL HAIL, GREAT SAINT OF CHARITY

  This past Saturday, September 27th, was the Feast of Saint Vincent de Paul, our Parish Patron.

 

 Even though the poor are often rough and unrefined, we must not judge them from external appearances nor from the mental gifts they seem to have received. On the contrary, if you consider the poor in the light of faith, then you will observe that they are taking the place of the Son of God who chose to be poor. Although in his passion he almost lost the appearance of a man and was considered a fool by the Gentiles and a stumbling block by the Jews, he showed them that his mission was to preach to the poor: He sent me to preach the good news to the poor. We also ought to have this same spirit and imitate Christís actions, that is, we must take care of the poor, console them, help them, support their cause.

 

  It is our duty to prefer the service of the poor to everything else and to offer such service as quickly as possible. If a needy person requires medicine or other help during prayer time, do whatever has to be done with peace of mind. Offer the deed to God as your prayer. Do not become upset or feel guilty because you interrupted your prayer to serve the poor. God is not neglected if you leave him for such service. One of Godís works is merely interrupted so that another can be carried out. So when you leave prayer to serve some poor person, remember that this very service is performed for God. Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity. Since she is a noble mistress, we must do whatever she commands. With renewed devotion, then, we must serve the poor, especially outcasts and beggars. They have been given to us as our masters and patrons

MISSION STATEMENT OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL PARISH

  Saint Vincent de Paul Parish is a Catholic Community under the leadership of the Catholic Bishop of Cleveland. It is a parish community centered on prayer and the Lordship of Jesus Christ through the celebration of the Liturgy. It is a community dedicated to the example of Saint Vincent de Paul, our patron, to be of service to our parish family and the wider community. It is a community that has in its 92 years been known for its dedication to Education of its children, service through financial aid and food to the needy and support for those faced with overwhelming challenges.

 

 

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COMING UP @ SVDP

Wednesday, October 1
Cantor Practice
7:30 PM, Church

Sunday, October 5
First Sunday Benediction Service
3:00 PM, Church

Tuesday, October 7
SVDP Society Monthly Meeting
7:30 PM, Lighthouse

Monday, October 13
Holy Name Society Monthly Mtg
7:30 PM, Lighthouse

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THIS WEEK'S READINGS

26TH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
September 28, 2014

 
Mon, Sep 29: THE ARCHANGELS
 
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14   John 1:47-51

 

Tue, Sep 30:  St. Jerome

 2 Tim 3:14-17   Matthew 13:47-52

 

Wed, Oct 1:  St. Therese of the Child

 Isaiah 66:10-14   Matthew 18:1-4

 

Thu, Oct 2:  The Guardian Angels

 Exodus 23:20-23   Matthew 18:1-5, 10

 

Fri, Oct 3:  Weekday

 Job 38:1-2, 12-21; 40:3-5

 Luke 10:13-16

  

Sat, Oct 4:  St. Francis of Assisi

 Galatians 6:14-18   Matthew 11:25-30

 

Sun, Oct 5: 27TH SUNDAY OF YEAR

 Isaiah 5:1-7   Phlippians 4:6-9

  Matthew 21:33-43