Monday, February 8, 2016

Saints Felicitas & Perpetua Sock Hop

 SVdPLA Executive Director David Fields with school and Sock Hop leadership.

Thanks to Saints Felicitas & Perpetua Catholic School in San Marino for collecting over 1,000 socks for the homeless at their Sock Hop event. The socks will be distributed to homeless men at SVdPLA’s Cardinal Manning Center program on Skid Row.



Friday, February 5, 2016


This amazing, modern-style couch was just donated! Would you refurbish this or keep it orange??


Wednesday, February 3, 2016


"Our Lord is a perpetual Communion to those who are united to His will."
- St. Vincent de Paul

“Nuestro Señor es una Comunión perpetua para aquellos quienes estan unidos a Su voluntad.”
-San Vicente de Paul



Lord, I want to do your will. Show me what you want of me this day
and give me the grace to do it.

Señor, quiero hacer tu voluntad.  Muéstrame lo que quieres de mi este día
y dame la gracia para realizarlo.


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Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

SDSA Annual Meeting at LA Store




Thanks to the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) for holding their annual meeting at the SVdPLA Los Angeles thrift store. Many of the members discussed how they had shopped at the L.A. store their entire careers, for TV shows such as “24” and films. SVdPLA is a proud member of SDSA. SDSA members, please consider us your prop house of choice! We deliver.

Friday, January 29, 2016

SVdPLA on All Things Catholic TV Program



Mercy on L.A.’s Skid Row

January 28, 2016 - R.W. Dellinger


Archbishop Gomez serves a hot meal to individuals at the Cardinal Manning Center on Skid Row. (photo: Victor Aleman)

“Enjoy,” said Archbishop José H. Gomez, placing the plate of meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans and salad in front of the middle-aged man with the shaved head. He repeated the motion with the other hand to a nearby gentleman wearing a flannel shirt. Then he headed back to the counter of the Cardinal Manning Center for two more paper plates.

The archbishop helped serve lunch to more than 70 men on Jan. 26 at the transitional homeless shelter as part of Pope Francis’ call for a Year of Mercy in the universal Catholic Church. The jubilee year started last year on Dec. 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, and runs until Nov. 20, 2016, the Feast of Christ the King.

 The center provides a 10-bed transitional living opportunity with case management services for working men who save their money and set goals to become housed; 55 emergency beds and case management help to men living on the street; and assistance to individuals in meeting their basic needs, obtaining housing, finding work and pursuing an education.

“It really means a lot that the leader of the Catholic Church here would come down to Skid Row to serve us,” said Richard Mesa, who was in the center’s transitional housing program for seven months and now has permanent housing. “This place saved my life, so I’m glad to see the archbishop.”

Thursday, January 28, 2016

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