“Find something you love to do so much, you can’t wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again.” – Chris Gardner
Thank you to the students and staff at St. Mary’s Hannah school in Kingsley, MI. They generously donated to St. Vincent de Paul. The letter below accompanied their donation. Bless you kids !!!
In his Circular Letter of December 12, 1915, Vicomte Hendecourt, President-General writes:
“The Society has two aims: to do a great deal of spiritual good to its members through the exercise of charity, and to do a little spiritual and temporal good to a few poor families in the name of Jesus Christ. If it did not continually seek to combine these two aims, it would lose its raison d’etre (reason or justification for existence). If it were to seek only the holiness of its members through pious exercises, there is no lack of Confraternities and Third Orders to meet that need. If on the other hand, it were to seek only the relief of the temporal miseries of the poor, it would only add one more to the list of public and private institutions founded for that purpose.”
“I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.”
Oh My Goodness — We have generous donors! Our back room, shelves and floor are over flowing with donations. We need some help sorting and organizing the mountain of items donated to us these past several weeks as well as some spring cleaning…at least the calendar indicates it’s spring time.
Saturday, March 4th from 9 am to 1pm. Come one. Come All.
We need help with the following areas:
- Sorting Donations
- Sweeping Floors
- Cleaning Windows
- Dusting Shelves
- Moving Boxes
- Pricing Items
- Hanging Clothes
Come on our for a few hours. Make it a family event. Lunch will be served.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul does not exist to simply help make poverty more tolerable. We are here to impact and improve lives. Life was not meant to be a miserable existence. God does not want that for his children.
The foundation of our local “Teach a Man to Fish” program can be summarized with the overall message from our National President about the theme of systemic change posted below.
The Definition of Insanity
“Doing the same things over and over and over again, and expecting different results.”
St. Vincent de Paul will be closed on Friday March 29th in observance of Good Friday. Happy Easter!
SOLD – 1997 Mercury Sable GS. 123,000 miles. Texas vehicle. Some rust around wheel wells. Runs well. Turn signals not functioning. Check Engine light is on. New battery 03/2013. Good tires. Donated by a retired couple in Traverse City. See pictures below. Contact Jim Casler for more details. Price: $1500 Location: Traverse City
Donors have blessed us with an abundance of inventory and although we have enjoyed record-breaking sales the past several months, we must make more room.
Starting Thursday, March 7th — Everything is a buck. How long will this madness last? We cannot say. Come and get it. Clothes, books, toys, sheets, blankets, towels, glasses, dishes, small electronics, furniture, etc.
** Please note that this sale does not include the Catholic Gift & Book Store housed inside the thrift store location.