Reporting to our Transportation Manager and being a part of our Store Support Team, the Truck Driver is an important part of our organization as they are the face of the organization to our supporters who donate their material goods to SVDP. As such they play an important role in creating a favorable first impression for
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Our readings this week call us to prayer, to persistence, to the truth of scripture and the Church, and to faithfulness to God’s Divine Providence. All of these tie together, and are grounded first in our understanding of scripture and Church teaching, recognizing what is true and right. This allows us to understand God’s will for
“Stand up and go, your faith has saved you!” We hear the story of ten lepers cured, nine of whom failed to return to give thanks. Why did they not return? We don’t know. Perhaps they were angry they were sick in the first place. Maybe they weren’t sure they were healed permanently. Maybe they were
In our first reading we hear words of frustration and hopelessness – “How long O Lord, I cry for help”. How often has each of us felt frustration such as this? But God says to the prophet and to us later in this book, trust me – I have this! I have the answer, but you must have
This month we celebrate the feast days of our founder Frederic on September 9 and our patron St. Vincent on September 27. Frederic, along with a group of friends sought to grow in holiness by the activation of their faith. They were instructed to seek spiritual guidance in their ministry. They met as friends to discuss
Our readings this week speak to mercy and forgiveness. The scribes and Pharisees are angry that Jesus eats with sinners. Jesus responds with a parable that gives three examples of rejoicing over that which was lost but is now found. He challenges us to not focus on the errors of the past but rather on the
On the surface our readings this weekend appear to be almost anti-Christian as they imply we must hate our mother and father, sister and brother. The point Jesus is making though is that we must let nothing stand in the way of our following Jesus if we wish to be his disciple. His call is not
Our readings this week are all about the virtue of humility. We are all called to humility by God. We must take care not to exalt ourselves - or claim a higher place than others – and we should take care to exalt or elevate others – especially those who are in need. Humility calls us
“I am the way, the truth and the life, says the Lord; no one comes to the Father except through me!” Jesus tells us this week that some who are last will be first and some who are first will be last. He tells us the gate is narrow. Getting to heaven is not as easy
“I have come to set the earth on fire!...Do you think that I have come to establish peace on earth? No I tell you, but rather division!” In case there was any doubt, Jesus makes it clear that he is here to create a new direction for humanity and it won’t be a comfortable ride. St.