Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Our Vincentians did not hold any meetings in August, but during the short summer break members undertook a total of 19 visits to people in the local community and care homes and they provided support housebound and companionship to the and visiting the sick. They also took people to church, supported the bereaved, provided transport, helped with shopping and paid bills, distributed grants and delivered clothes that had been kindly donated for those in need.
Opening prayers included a reading “God loves a cheerful visitor” taken from the SVP Spiritual Reading manual. A new member was then welcomed and members discussed visits made, grants issued, donations and correspondence received. Arrangements were also made to attend the district council meeting later in the September before the meeting ended with prayers.
New members are always welcome and anyone interested should contact Our Lady of Grace presbytery on 0161-773 2324.
We now adapt one of the Minnie Vinnie prayers as we pray:
As Christians we are asked to listen to what you told us and to try to understand & show this in the way we live and how we treat others. Help us to be the best we can be.
Help us to show others, by the way we see, think & do that we are following your example, so that they too will want to join us doing your work.
Inspire us and all who join us to follow the example of Blessed Frédéric Ozanam who was motivated to alleviate poverty and injustice and endowed with untiring generosity in the service of all who were suffering. Amen.