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  • Spirituality / | svdpcathedral

    Spirituality It is important that Vincentians become rooted in the spirituality that is the heart and soul of the Society. To assist in that process is our spiritual advisor, Deacon Fred Arrambidez. Our Conference has a monthly spirituality meeting on the first Monday of the month Our Conference has three retreats per year conducted by Fr. Gus Tharappel at Wellspring Spirituality Center Members periodically attend Mass as a group Prayer is an integral part of our spirituality; therefore, we have a group prayer before beginning each session in which we serve the people of God St. Vincent de Paul members praying before each session RETREAT AT WELLSPRING SPIRITUALITY CENTER

  • About / | svdpcathedral

    Immaculate Conception Conference The Immaculate Conception Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVdP), Tyler, Texas provides a variety of services to the needy people of our local and wider community. Members of the Society of St.Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians" ) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. We are young and old. Our members come in every color, race and culture. Some of our volunteers are wealthy, some are financially poor, but all of us are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need. ​ We know that we are not alone. We are part of an international society of friends united by a spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings, and adherence to a basic Rule. ​ Energized by the awareness that service to our brother or sister in need is in fact an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are keenly aware that poverty, suffering and loneliness are present for millions in our communities. For that reason, we collaborate with all who seek to relieve need and address its causes. ​ The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The society recogizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless. Some 12 million persons are helped annually by Vincentians in the United States. Mission Statement for Immaculate Conception Conference Through prayer and compassion, we witness to God’s love and mercy by embracing works of charity and by providing a loving, nurturing environment which promotes dignity and self-worth. ​ We collaborate with people of goodwill, making no distinction in who is served, because in them we see the face of Christ. ​ Inspired by the prophet Micah, we commit to acting justly, loving tenderly, and walking humbly before God. (Micah 6:8). Mission Statement for International SSVDP Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. As a reflection of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule. Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.

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    Society of St. Vincent de Paul Immaculate Conception Conference Tyler, TX .Providing a variety of services to people in need in our local and wider community NEWS Financial Assistance will be by appointment only please call the office at 903-592-0027 Mask must be worn ​ HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID 19 ​ VOLUNTEERING ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OPERATING SCHEDULE Interview: Federal Government poverty guidelines for food must be met. Type of aid is determined during the monthly interview process. Financial Assistance: We will follow federal poverty guidelines for financial assistance. No assistance with rent is provided. AVAILABLE HELP Food, clothing and minimal aid with bills, prescriptions and resource referrals PANTRY HOURS Tuesdays: 9:30 am Thursday: 8:00 am and 11am Wednesday "Feed my Lambs" 11am- 12pm Volunteers clean facility, organize, restock, receive and sort donations: Wednesday from 8:00 AM - noon. Periodic truck pick-up and deliveries for large household items: Contact Mike or Yulonda: 903-592-0027 ​ ​ ​ Follow us on Facebook

  • Food Pantry | svdpcathedral

    Food Pantry Our Food Pantry is open to the public. It is located in our SSVdP Center at 410 South College, Tyler, Texas. Food is provided in the form of groceries and other items directly to the needy, ill, elderly, and children under the age of 18. All food is distributed in an equitable manner, on a first-come, first-served basis. Food is distributed without regard to race, color, creed, religion, disability, age, national origin, political beliefs, or sex of the people we serve. In addition, they are not required to attend a religious or political meeting, make a statement of faith, pledge membership to any religious or political organization, pay any fee, or agree to work in exchange for receiving food. Food for distribution is purchased from the East Texas Food Bank, King’s Storehouse Food Bank, Brookshire’s Grocery Company, Mrs. Baird’s Bakery Outlet, Flowers Bakery and other sources. Canned goods are also obtained from food drives held by St. Gregory Cathedral School and Bishop T.K. Gorman Regional Catholic School. In addition, generous donors contribute various food and toiletry items to our food pantry. One feature unique to our food pantry is that the people we serve are allowed to select food items of their choice from the different groups of food that we have, while interacting with the food pantry workers. Feedback from those we serve indicates this person-to-person process for selecting food items is preferred and provides dignity to the people we serve.

  • Special Projects | svdpcathedral

    Special Projects Blanket Sunday Fans School Supplies Help the Order of Christian Workers Christmas Party gifting 250 plus children Parishioners adopt families for Christmas St. Gregory School children have donated canned goods (this provides about two months of food for our clients) St. Gregory Fifth graders make fleece blankets that are given to our clients' children St. Gregory students make Easter baskets for children of those we serve Bishop T.K.Gorman and Grace Community Schools participate in a canned good competition. Bishop T.K. Gorman Toy Drive Bishop T.K. Gorman Toy Drive Image 15.jpg Image 18.jpg Image 17.jpg TK Gorman/Grace Community Schools Students competed in a canned goods competition IMG_2078.JPG IMG_2067.JPG IMG_2054.JPG IMG_2049.JPG IMG_1995.JPG IMG_1890.jpg IMG_2078.JPG

  • Needs and Donations | svdpcathedral

    Needs and Donations The Society is always in need of food and gently-used clothing. Our sincere thanks for the wonderful donations and support provided by the parish. Our needs are on an on-going basis for the following items: Food Needs: beans, rice, masa, and cooking oil Clothing Needs: Men’s clothing and shoes in all sizes. Boy’s clothing in all sizes. Clothing items may be delivered to our SSVDP Center at 410 South College near the Cathedral. Food items may be delivered to our Center, or placed in the donation boxes at the Cathedral and at Saints Peter and Paul Chapel. WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR YOUTH, WHO MIGHT NEED TO EARN SERVICE HOURS, TO ASSIST WITH VARIOUS CHORES FOR THE CENTER AND THE STORE. CALL MIKE at 903-714-4538 OR YULONDA AT 903-215-1019 SSVdP THRIFT STORE: Furniture and other items, exclusive of clothing, may be delivered to our SSVdP Thrift Store located at 500 South Vine Street. The Thrift Store is open for drop-offs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. IF YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS TO SHARE, VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AT THE STORE. CONTACT KUI COGAN FOR DETAILS at 903-747-3174 ​ ​ IMG_0672.jpg IMG_0675.jpg Donation Box at Saints Peter and Paul Chapel Donation Box at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

  • Volunteers | svdpcathedral

    Volunteers Volunteers are the engine that makes the Society of St. Vincent de Paul function. They perform jobs such as: Greeting those we serve and assisting them with paperwork Organizing the clothing area and sorting clothes Assisting clients in the selection of appropriate clothing Loading and transporting food from the Food Bank and other locations Stocking, organizing, and distributing food to those we serve Receiving donated food and clothing from contributors Keeping the Center clean and inviting for our clients. If you feel called to volunteer, please contact the following: Yulonda Boyd at 903-592-0027 or Fax 903-593-7326 or IMG_1384.JPG IMG_1357.JPG IMG_1382.JPG IMG_1374.jpg IMG_1353.JPG P9280337.JPG 037.JPG 040.JPG 042.JPG 057.JPG IMG_0984.JPG 026.JPG IMG_0991.JPG PA020349.JPG 022.JPG

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