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St. Vincent de Paul: Santa Clara County

St. Vincent de Paul Santa Clara County

Publications and Resources

Catholic Charities Food Distribution: Weekly Drive Thru At Church Locations

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County has setup food distribution weekly drive thru church locations throughout the county. If you are in need of food you can call 1-800-984-3663 or go to the locations listed on their website at the designated times. For details on this program [click here]


PG&E COVID-19 announcement

PG&E announced it had voluntarily implemented a moratorium on service disconnections for non-payment. This suspension will apply to both residential and commercial customers and will remain in effect until further notice. PG&E has outlined a series of billing and service modifications to support customers who have been impacted by the virus. However, customers must self-certify […]


Coronavirus relief: $11 million fund launches in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County and San Jose officials, along with nonprofits and business leaders on Monday launched what they hope will be an $11 million fund to help financially struggling residents get through the coronavirus pandemic. The money will help low-income households pay rent and other crucial bills in an effort to prevent them from losing […]


St. Vincent de Paul Society and Other Vincentian Prayers and Resources

St. Vincent de Paul Society and Other Vincentian Prayers Home Visit Prayers (Print and fold: Word doc) Home Visit Family Prayer Card (Word doc) Brought to us by Famvin Australia. SSVP St. Vincent De Paul Society Prayers Booklet*   PDF St. Vincent De Paul Society Opening Prayer   Powerpoint PDF St. Vincent De Paul Society Closing Prayer   Powerpoint PDF […]


2020 Circular Letter of the President General of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

For the consecutive fourth year, Renato Lima de Oliveira, 16th President General of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, has published the Circular Letter, which is addressed to all the members of Society throughout the world.  Since 1841, the Circular Letter has become a tradition for the President General. The present document is divided into […]


Trinity Portrum-Rodriguez, dedicated Vincentian Passes

SVDP mourns the passing of one of our volunteers. Trinity Portrum-Rodriguez of our St Lucy Conference in Campbell left us on March 4, 2020. Our deepest condolences to her family. She will be greatly missed by SVDP. On the morning of March 4, our beloved Trinity Ann Portrum-Rodriguez, 36, passed away peacefully in her home […]


Tyson Fury: A champion, A big man, A bigger heart.

Instead of using his winnings on sports cars or luxury goods, this British boxing champion donated all of it to charity. After spending years of his life struggling with drug addiction and mental health issues, Tyson Fury became a heavyweight boxing champion. The 30-year-old fighter, who is also known as “The Gypsy King” in the […]


“Why is the Vincentian Family Involved With Homeless Initiatives?”

In a recent article, Famvin reflected on why the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and other members of the Vincentian Family dedicate much of themselves to helping the homeless. Why is the Vincentian Family involved with homeless initiatives? Following up on last week’s reflection, I would like to share with you some highlights from […]


James “Jim” Cesano, Longtime Vincentian Passes

Jim Cesano was born in San Francisco on October 18, 1933 and lived on San Bruno Ave with his family until they moved to the Menlo Park/Palo Alto area in 1943. Jim attended Central Elementary and later St. Clare’s in Santa Clara graduating in 1947. Jim went on to graduate from Bellarmine Preparatory in 1951 […]


On 9/27 we celebrate the feast of St. Vincent de Paul.

On September 27th we celebrate the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, which also marks the day he died in Paris, France in 1660. In 1617, St. Vincent founded the Confraternities of Charity and in 1625 he founded the Congregation of the Mission, (CM), his community of priests and brothers. In 1633, St. Vincent de Paul […]