Today, the feast day of Saint Vincent de Paul, I am pleased to announce that we are forming a conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Founded by a Paris professor with the assistance of a Vincentian religious sister, the Society now has almost a million members, and conferences around the world, all dedicated to care of the poor. The presence of the Society in our parish will allow our parishioners who serve the poor to receive ongoing spiritual and practical formation in identifying and responding to the needs of the poor in our midst. If you wish to be part of this historic opportunity in our parish, then please see the details that will appear in next week’s bulletin. Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us!