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St. Gabriel Conference in McKinney

St. Gabriel’s McKinney has been graced with very generous parishioners allowing them to help those in need.  From October through March, they spent nearly $130,000 paying rent, utility bills, car payments, and gift cards. We contributed $6,710 in twinning pledges during that same time. This allowed them to serve 645 neighbors in McKinney. In March they gave an ambo presentation seeking additional advocates which resulted in eight new consistent advocates. The need for support continues to grow as rents increase and the cost of living is on the rise, so these new advocates have been a gift from the Holy Spirit.

The St. Francis Conference in Frisco celebrated a friend whose mini loan was paid in full! They also rejoiced after two of their advocates had a case in which they twinned to attain the amount needed for rent. The neighbor was so touched and surprised she cried and revealed she was a fallen Catholic but vowed to return to the Church. Her faith had been renewed thanks to SVdP’s help – that’s cause for jubilation!

St. Francis of Assisi Conference in Frisco

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Conference in Plano

The Vincentian Conference at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton has just concluded our Easter Basket of Sharing project, which provided food gift cards to 100 of our neighbors, helping to bring joy and celebration to families during the Easter holiday.

However, our hearts remain heavy with grief over the sudden loss of our dear friend, Joseph Orchowski. As the Treasurer of our Conference and a fellow Vincentian, Joseph exemplified compassion and a deep commitment to the SVdP Ministry. He will forever hold a special place in our hearts, and we will strive to honor his legacy by continuing our work of serving and supporting our neighbors with kindness and dedication.

Over a year ago, and a month before Christmas, a neighbor, Nikki, and her family were forced out of their apartment in the middle of the night due to a fire.  Nikki and her 3 children were left with nothing but the clothes on their backs.  She had a good job working in admin for a local hospital, but needed help to get into a new apartment and furnish it.  The SVDP Conference at St. Mary’s in Sherman decided to adopt this family and one of our volunteers, Brandi, took on the role of coordinator. Their members took a collection and raised the money for their deposit and first month’s rent.  Then Brandi collected donations of beds, bedding, toiletries, cleaning supplies, dishes, utensils, pots and pans, a couch and chair and even a Christmas Tree with lights and decorations. Some of our members helped by buying a new bed, a dining set and presents for Christmas.  Our members were glad that we were able to ease the trauma and brighten the holidays for Nikki and her family.

St. Mary Conference in Sherman

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