The Society of St. Vincent dePaul suggests these way to celebrate the Feast of St. Vincent in your parish on September 27. Others may find inspiration for their own parochial celebrations.
Let’s Celebrate!! Feast of St Vincent de Paul – Sept. 27
It’s a time to gather, it’s a time to remember, it’s a time to share. Celebrate this special feast day with your fellow Vincentians, spouses, and family members. Make it a day full of memories for you and your parish. Here are some ideas to help stir your imagination.
1. Select a scheduled Sunday Mass which your Conference members, spouses, and family members can attend together. Invite Associate and Contributing members as well. Ask your pastor to reserve several pews in the center, front of church where you can sit together. After Mass, you may want to go to your favorite restaurant as a group for breakfast.
2. Serve coffee/juice and donuts to members of the parish, after morning Masses, to thank them for their ongoing support. Have Vincentian literature available; this can turn into a great recruiting opportunity.
3. Perhaps a “Taste of St. Vinny,” a pot luck where all members bring a dish based on their own ethnic heritage – Chinese, Polish, English, French, Gentian, Greek, Irish, Italian, Mexican, Vietnamese, etc.
4. Retreat to the mountains for a day of spirituality and fellowship.
Use your imaginations. Add to these ideas, combine them.
Remember – Celebrate – Believe!
We are the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, show it!
Source: Frédéric’s E-Gazette
An e-newsletter from the National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul™
September 18, 2014