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