From Sister Noreen – January 2021

From Sister Noreen – January 2021

From Sister Noreen – January 2021 1000 1000 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

Throughout December our liturgies and our personal prayer pleaded for the coming of God among us: “Come Lord Jesus!” In this post Christmastime, we ponder the meaning of Jesus’ baptism by John when Jesus hears the prophetic call of His Father as recorded in Isaiah 42:1 “Here is my SERVANT whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am well pleased.”

As commissioned Vincentians, already baptized into the mission of Jesus, we have pledged to know Jesus better and then serve Him in the poor, the marginalized, and the rejected.  Ponder your call and your journey as an active Vincentian. Can you hear God whispering your own affirming call?  “Here is my SERVANT (your name) whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am well pleased.” We are servants, but we do not serve alone. We serve as disciples, as follower-servants of Jesus. How, and in what circumstances, do you feel upheld?

To help us be prepared for our serving roles as Vincentians, all new members are expected to participate in an Ozanam Orientation. Conference Presidents or Secretaries, please send your new member’s names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses to: Tara Ng in the SVDP Central Office, 3000 Gratiot Ave, Det. 48207 or email her.

New member Ozanam Orientation is a five-hour ZOOM format that can be completed in one full Saturday or in two half-day sessions. Registration is necessary. Members will be commissioned at the conclusion of Part two.

Ozanam Orientation:

Part 1 Saturday, Feb. 6   9:00-11:30 a.m.
Part 2   Saturday, Feb. 6   1:00-  3:30 p.m.

Ozanam Orientation:

Part 1 Saturday, March 6   9:00-11:30 a.m.
Part 2 Saturday, March 6   1:00-  3:30 p.m.

Other programs to strengthen our Vincentian vocations and spirituality are also scheduled for ZOOM.

Please mark your calendars and then register when you receive the email invitations.

SVDP-D Lenten Reflection:  Tuesday, February 16 7:00 -9:00 p.m. with Ralph Middlecamp, our National SVDP President

Lenten Reflections with Vincent begin: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7:00-8:00 p.m. and weekly for 6 sessions

With you in prayer through 2021,

Sister Noreen Ellison, SC

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  • I received some great news Fr.Tyrone of St Raymond ..informed me he is counselling two of our SVdP clients via phone for last number of months…..Sister Rosemarie of the Home Visitors….has also been working with a coup!e women from our client list……She has again joined us on our Tuesday morning sessions……..this information makes our conference feel as though we are doing more than paying bills and feeding people……agencies can do that ….Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year…….