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Welcome

Welcome to our new blog dedicated to keeping you informed about the goings on of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, providing information about our local thrift store operations, and exploring creative ways to reuse, recycle, and renew! Every

Death & Christmas

Deacon Keith G. Kondrich Executive Director The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul A few weeks ago, in the middle of Advent, I was talking with a group of 2nd and 3rd grade Sunday School students about how God calls

Convicts, Junkies, and the Face of Christ. . .

Believe it or not, after 15 years of successfully transforming the lives of hundreds of men, many local Vincentians still remain oblivious, ambivalent, and even publically opposed to the powerful work and ministry of Michael’s Place. My heart breaks when

Weeding Frenzies!

A Reflection on Matthew 13:24-30 Deacon Keith G. Kondrich, Executive Director The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul – Diocesan Council of Pittsburgh My first apartment out of college was a carriage house above the garage of a very wealthy

Easter Resolutions. . .

A reflection by Deacon Keith Kondrich Executive Director The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul My youngest son, Tommy, has been an altar-server at our parish for a number of years now but because of our family schedules and other

Have You Had The Class Yet?

A reflection on John 2:1-11 by Deacon Keith G. Kondrich During my five-and-a-half years of study and formation for the permanent diaconate, my dad would occasionally ask me this question. . . “Did you have THE class yet?” I would

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