The Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul
Wednesday, September 27
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Today marks the Memorial of St Vincent de Paul who loved the poor, and especially children. St. Vincent de Paul promoted and performed works of charity through personal service, in his own way helping to make our world free from pain, suffering and poverty. From his example, we see the importance of expressing our Christian values through faith, hope, and love.
As Church, we continue St. Vincent de Paul's work of helping the poor by donating clothing and money to those in need. The St Vincent de Paul Society and other service agencies help continue Jesus' caring work on earth.
Let us pray with the words that Jesus taught us:
Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done,
on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.