Are you interested in learning more about the work of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul both in Pittsburgh and across the nation? Tune in to EWTN Sundays at 6:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. over the next 10 weeks for their series “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul.”
The series joins Vincentians on their spiritual growth journey through service to people and families in need. From home visits to food pantries to financial mentoring programs, “Our Faith In Action” shows how Vincentians see the face of Christ in the people they encounter.
The Pittsburgh Council will be featured in the third episode of the series which will air on Sunday, March 18th at 6:30 a.m. and Saturday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m.
In addition to highlighting the Madison and Rhode Island Councils, our episode will feature Vincentians from our St. Irenaeus conference conducting a home visit with a local family.
What is a home visit? A home visit is when two Vincentians visit a client in their home in order to better understand their circumstances, struggles, and how best to assist them. From the Society’s beginning, home visits have been one of the core tenants – a way to symbolize and live our commitment to our neighbors in need. (Read more stories about home visits here)
Henry Pieczynski, one of the Vincentians in the upcoming episode explained home visits like this: “You get to know the people by making a home visit. You get to understand their plight, what they need, what they want — you just get to know the people. It’s like meeting a new friend.”
Home visits sets St. Vincent de Paul apart. Our members live in the communities that they serve; they are truly helping their neighbors.
Crystal and Matthew Williams received assistance and are featured in the Pittsburgh episode.
“I’ve been treated with nothing but respect and I love them for that and I can’t thank them enough for everything they’ve done for me and my family,” said Matthew. “It’s just so important to me to know there are people in the world who will help you and not look down on you.”
To learn more about home visits and other services provided by the Society across the country, make sure to tune in to “Our Faith In Action.” To keep up with everything related to the Pittsburgh St. Vincent de Paul, make sure to sign up for our email and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.