Charity shines in difficult times. Please support St. Vincent's with your online donations. Pray for us and know that we pray for you who partner with St. Vincent's to assist those in need.

                                                                 

                                         THE SEVEN CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY                                                                                               

      To Feed the Hungry A Drink for the Thirsty To Cloth the Naked         To Bury the Dead           To Shelter the Homeless To Care for the Sick To Visit the Imprisoned

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Bremerton, WA

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Lady Star of the Sea Conference 

                     


SVDP OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA CONFERENCE

REFLECTION - JULY 2020

 

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

(Martin Luther King, Jr.)

 

 

On July 4th, we celebrate our nation’s 244th Independence Day, a traditional day of unity and gratitude for the many blessings we’ve received as Americans.

 

This year, we see around us so many signs of disunity, even anger. It calls to mind President Lincoln’s words at his First Inauguration: “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.”

 

Blessed Frederic believed that it was our calling as Christians, and as Vincentians, to be the mediators of social conflict, a visible sign of Christ’s peace.

 

As people of prayer, Vincentians were asked to begin their day on July 4th silently reading and reflecting on the following prayer for unity across all lines in our great and diverse country, and to take that spirit of peace with us. We invite you to join us in reading and reflecting on these words throughout the month of July.

 

 

A Prayer for Unity

 

Heavenly Father, God of Mercy, and God of Love, I give you thanks and trust in Your Providence. Guide my actions and speech to bring healing. Guide my ears towards the cries of the oppressed and disenfranchised. Guide my ways to reflect the diversity of Your creation, so that my example of acceptance and understanding may become a sign of the times.

 

Give me the grace of courage to speak for, stand with, and walk with those whose skin color, culture, and race are different. As I face racism, empower me to be: an advocate for those suffering; a voice of truth and leadership; one who promotes human dignity for all; and a boundless sign of hope in offering charity and seeking justice.

 

Lord, as a Vincentian, I answer Your call to do Your will. Set my heart on fire with Your love to serve those suffering racial injustices. Thank you for granting me the grace of love to journey as a passionate, faithful friend with neighbors who “hunger and thirst after justice….” (Matthew 5:6). With your grace, may my heart and all Vincentians hearts be transformed, beating in unison with all our brothers and sisters, with the fullness of the compassion of Jesus Christ.

 

Amen.

SVdPUSA-AATF & Formation-June 2020

 

Have a happy Independence Day and enjoyable summer. May God continue to bless America.

 

In service,

Lin Krell

President, Conference of Our Lady Star of the Sea


I am always humbled to see the work of our staff and volunteers here at St. Vincent de Paul. As we continue to work through the challenges that this pandemic has brought us, we are encouraged to see our organization thriving. We will continue to keep serving our county by providing much needed food, assistance, shelter, and community engagement opportunities.

 

Our community Garden is in full swing! Thanks to our partnership with Seeds of Grace for making this great initiative such a wonderful success. We already have veggies that we have been able to enjoy from it! As you can see in the picture below, we have built three raised beds and we have plenty of room for more. If you are interested, please contact our Assistance Office at Felicia@svdpaul.org.

 

 

Volunteerism is at the heart of service here at St. Vincent de Paul. Our volunteers gave over 300 hours to our local community this last month! We had 12 new volunteers join our team in June! A special Thank You to Bremerton High school for your increased involvement here in our food bank! What a valuable education for our youth to give back to those in need in their hometown.

 

Along with many of you, we experienced our own “covid cleaning” opportunities. We have a whole new layout in our store. We have increased inventory and a new process where new merchandise is put out in the store throughout the entire shopping day. We were open the entire month of June under full Phase 2 operating guidelines. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stvincentdepaulbremerton/

 

Joseph Crain

Executive Director

St. Vincent de Paul, Bremerton

 


DONATIONS NEEDED

Although St. Vincent's in Bremerton has needed to modify it's operations to comply with safe hygiene practices during the Corona Virus outbreak, we still have the ability to provide assistance through our Conference Office and Women's Shelter. Many in our community are seeking assistance for their basic needs and are hopeful that St. Vincent's will be able to help them during this very difficult time. Please consider donating through this website and with your prayers we will be able to continue our mission of serving those in (great) need. 

Please pray for our volunteers and employees who are continuing the work to provide for those we serve in our community. And of course, pray for those who are in need. May this be a time of spiritual discernment when people turn to the Lord and give their lives to Him.


 

 Starting in February 2020

All Active Duty or Retired Military will receive a 20% discount at our

Thrift Store & Furniture Annex

Monday through Saturday as a Special Thank You for your Service.

Must show ID. 

This offer will resume when the Thrift Store Re-opens


 

 SVdP Thrift Store - See Us on FACEBOOK

 


                       A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO                                                         EAST BREMERTON ROTARY CLUB                                              FOR THEIR FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE                        BIRKENFELD STELLA-MARIS WOMEN'S SHELTER


A Short Video on the Work of St. Vincent's 

 


   

CLICK HERE for more information from the SVdP National Website


 

 

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Cash donations can be made here. Thank you.

If you prefer, you may specify where you would like your donation to go when filling out the dontation form. please specify in the note area: Conference General Fund, Assistance Office, Women's Shelter, Thrift Store or for specific needs (rental, utility, funeral expenses, etc.) Thank You!


Assistance Office

Thrift Store

Stella Maris Shelter

Friends of Stella Maris


 Birkenfeld - Stella Maris    Women's Shelter

  Current Needs

The Birkenfeld-Stella Maris needs “Celebrity Cooks”. If you have time to spare and would like to serve by preparing a meal for our women and children please contact Chellie at (360) 373-4505. Contact the Housing Solutions Center at (360) 473-2035 for more info about bed availability.


Thrift Store Donations   Click here to see Current Donation Information


Thrift Store

Current Needs

The Thrift Store needs volunteers ASAP! Click here to see our monthly calendar and available Volunteer positions, or call the Thrift Store and talk to Melinda or Debra at (360) 377-2929, extension #3. Volunteering is a great way to “Help Us Help Others”.

Jul 14

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off

All Day

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  25% OFF -MUST SHOW ID Born on or before today's date in 1957 - Does not include Sale Items
Jul 16

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm

Thursday, 4:00 PM

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm
Time: Thursday, 4:00 PM
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  No Description Available
Jul 21

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off

All Day

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  25% OFF -MUST SHOW ID Born on or before today's date in 1957 - Does not include Sale Items
Jul 23

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm

Thursday, 4:00 PM

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm
Time: Thursday, 4:00 PM
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  No Description Available
Jul 28

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off

All Day

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  25% OFF -MUST SHOW ID Born on or before today's date in 1957 - Does not include Sale Items
Jul 30

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm

Thursday, 4:00 PM

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm
Time: Thursday, 4:00 PM
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  No Description Available
Aug 4

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off

All Day

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  25% OFF -MUST SHOW ID Born on or before today's date in 1957 - Does not include Sale Items
Aug 6

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm

Thursday, 4:00 PM

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm
Time: Thursday, 4:00 PM
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  No Description Available
Aug 11

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off

All Day

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  25% OFF -MUST SHOW ID Born on or before today's date in 1957 - Does not include Sale Items

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