St Patrick’s Day Parade 2016

Some images from SVDP-Phila’s involvement in Philadelphia’s St Patrick’s Day Parade, held on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Brittany from GreenDrop drove the Mini-Cooper vehicle that was part of our entourage. Click on an image to see an enlarged version.
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The train ride to and from Philadelphia on the Lansdale/Doylestown Regional Rail was a packed affair. It was great to see so much energy for a positive event.

Special thanks to Dom Bucciarelli and Terry Peck for helping with the day and making it enjoyable.
– Larry Huber

Ozanam Orientation – Sept 6

Please join the formation team on Saturday, September 6, 2014, for the next Ozanam Orientation session. The session includes videos, presentations regarding the history and mission of the Society, sharing with other Vincentians, and general fellowship.

Refreshments, including lunch, will be provided. There is no cost to participate and the materials received will be free to those attending. However, a free-will offering to help defray some of the food costs will be appreciated.

Click this link to sign up for the session.

Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Location: St Andrew the Apostle Parish
Drexel Hill (Delaware County).

Formation Team:
Suzanne Holland, St Hilary of Poitiers Conference, Rydal
Paul Marin, St Katherine of Siena Conference, NE Philadelphia
Larry Huber, St Maria Goretti Conference, Hatfield

Eastern Region East – 2014 Meeting

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Eastern Region East Annual Get-together
TENTATIVE AGENDA

 8:30 - 9:00 am - Registration
 9:00 - 9:20 am - Introductions
                  Opening Prayer 
                  Vincentian Reflection
 9:20 - 10:15 am - Keynote Addresses and discussion
10:15 - 10:30 am - Break
10:30 - 11:30 am - Germantown Systemic Change Initiative 
            Progress Report and Discussion
            Assignment and Small Group Discussion
                  about Poverty in our Areas
11:30 - 12:00 The Law and Non-Profit Organizations
11:00 - 11:45 am - Opportunity for Confession or quiet reflection
12:00 - 12:45 pm - Lunch
 1:00 - 1:45 Breakout sessions:
           Conference Best Practices 
                (Record Management & Financial Reporting)
           Fund-Raising
           "Mini-Vinnies" - Youth Conference
 1:45 - 2:30 Breakout Sessions
           Conference Best Practices 
                (Record Management & Financial Reporting)
           Fund-Raising
           "Mini-Vinnies" - Youth Conference
 2:30 - 2:45 pm - Break
 2:45 - 3:45 pm -  
 4:00 - 5:00 pm - Mass
 5:00 - Departure

When: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 8:30 – 5:00
Where: Malvern Retreat House
Signup: Click HERE to sign up
Cost: $25 per person*
Note: Overnight Stay is not Required
For Overnight Accommodations on site: Rate per night is $60 per person. (Arrangements must be made by May 10.) Due to the original purpose of the building (men’s and women’s separate retreats), men and women will sleep on separate floors. Private hotel arrangements can also be made at the participant’s discretion.

*Please do not let the cost interfere with your ability to participate. If you’re unable to provide those funds on your own, some arrangements might be made within your Council or Conference.

Ozanam Orientation – St Mary Parish

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For those interesting in learning about how the Society of St Vincent de Paul was established and how her members grow in holiness through service of those in need, please consider joining us on Saturday, May 10, 2014, beginning at 8:30 am, at St Mary Parish School, 40 Spring Mount Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473. (Click Here to sign up).

The day will begin with registration at 8:30 am and will include lunch. The materials will be provided at no cost to the participants, but free-will offerings will be accepted to help defray the cost of lunch.

For additional information, contact the Society’s main phone number: 484-704-7153.

Sign-up for the session here.
– Larry Huber, President

Formators:
Dominick Bucciarelli
Suzanne Holland
Paul Marin
Larry Huber

New location

The Society of St Vincent de Paul of Philadelphia has moved to its new location in Montgomery County, 3004 Keenwood Road, East Norriton Township, just off West Germantown Pike. We are exploring better ways to help those in need in the five-county Philadelphia area. We ask for your prayers as we embark on this new venture.

SVDP Mural 2012

For the past three summers, ten high school students from Brooklyn and several faculty members have been volunteering their time in the Philadelphia area.  The student group stays at the St. Vincent de Paul Young Adult Center in Germantown under the guidance and direction of Sister Pat Evanick DC and Father Bill Allegreto CM, who coordinate several different service or outreach project in the community.

This year one of the projects was to paint a mural on the main entrance of the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store onLuzerne Avenue.  The students, who attend St. Edmund Prep HS worked with art teacher, Phil Fama to create an abstract mural which was designed to bring color and life to an otherwise industrial looking building.

Collaborating on this project were:  Jessica Caiazzo, Olivia DiGiulio, Amanda Hernandez, Eileen Makak, Jessica Pinto, Alex Samosiuk, Mica Severe and faculty member Marie Geraci.

Alex, Jessica C. & Eileen

Phil, Jessica P., Amanda, & Olivia

Collection Drives

The Society conducts collection drives at parishes, schools and a variety of shopping centers and business locations, and also has established permanent donation centers throughout the five-county area. Click herefor a list of current drives in your area.

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