Saturday, June 5, 2010

Vin sent

Group seeks more volunteers for its home visits: St. Vincent de Paul Society tries to raise its profile, Annysa Johnson reports in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
its most important work is done often in obscurity, in parenting and meal programs, in its stores, and in ministering to the needy - who may or may not be Catholic - in their homes, nursing homes, hospitals and prisons.

The home visits "have always been a sort of behind-the-scenes, grass-roots, neighbor-to-neighbor kind of helping," said Gerry Felsecker, who is retiring as executive director after 40 years with the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee.
"There is not an area in our county, in the 10-county area, where we don't get calls for emergency aid," he said.
My paternal grandfather, I'm told, made a similar observation when he was with SVDP at Christ King parish in Wauwatosa.

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