Category: Lenten Gift 2019

Week 4: Collection Weekend April 6-7

Week 4: Collection Weekend April 6-7

As you know, each year in Lent we reach out as a community to one particular place of suffering, amid so many in the world, through our Collaborative Lenten Gift. This Lent, we open our eyes and hearts to the plight of those who are suffering right here in our own community – and who are so often unseen amid the abundance that surrounds us. With our Collaborative Lenten Gift, we reach out to help through our newly formed St. John-St. Paul Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The Society is best described by their mission statement:

Week 3: Our Conference

Week 3: Our Conference

Over the past few weeks, we’ve introduced you to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and to the recently formed Conference established by parishioners from St. John and St. Paul parishes. Our new Collaborative Service Commission has chosen the Conference as the recipient of this year’s Lenten Gift, providing a fitting opportunity for our two parishes to come together during this Lenten season to help launch the conference with a sound financial base. Many of us might assume that there would not be a significant need for personal or financial assistance in the affluent communities of Wellesley and the

Week 2: The Need

Week 2: The Need

Last week, we introduced you to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, an international organization that addresses the needs of the poor. This week, we will talk about the need that exists here in our community, and the work that our newly established conference of the Society has already begun, with outreach and home visits to individuals and families who have requested assistance. While it may seem, on the surface, that the need doesn’t exist in affluent Wellesley, there are, in fact, those in town who are well below the guidelines for comfortable living and are silently struggling just