1. World Day of the Poor

    November 18, 2018

    November 18, 2018

    World Day of the Poor - November 18, 2018

    Pope Francis states, "Let us love, not with words but with deeds."

    "The poor man cried, and the Lord heard him." (Psalms 34: 6)

    Read the Message from Pope Francis 

    Sunday, November 18 is the second annual 2018 World Day of the Poor.


    "Psalm, 34 allows us today, surrounded as we are by many different forms of poverty, to know those who are truly poor. It enables us to open our eyes to them, to hear their cry and to recognize their needs."(Pope Francis).

    Read the message from Pope Francis 

    This day can be an opportunity to promote your Conference within your parish; a way to remind the pastor and parishioners about the people in poverty around us and the Society's good works to help them.


    It is a good time to remind your parish community that every day is a "Day of the Poor" with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, as Vincentians grow spiritually by putting their faith into action as they serve people in poverty.


    Possible ways to tie into World Day of the Poor to help promote your Conference/Council:

    • Ask your pastor to mention SVdP in his homily
    • Ask your pastor if you can make a pulpit announcement
    • Set up a table after Masses with information about the Society
    • Place an announcement or ad for the Society in the bulletin or parish website
    • Hold an open house in your food pantry or special work

    Click here to access World Day of the Poor materials to customize for your Conference/Council.



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