POLICY on WEATHER CLOSINGS

St. Vincent de Paul pantry has adopted the inclement weather policy. Our policy is to be closed when the schools in Sterling/Rock Falls are closed. Thank you for your understanding as this is a concern for all involved.

SAUK VALLEY BANK FOOD DONATION

St. Vincent de Paul pantry President Fred Marruffo receives food and monetary gift from Sauk Valley Bank employee. Thank you so much for your generosity to helping families in the Whiteside County.

Christmas Prayer

 Jesus, the Light of the World, as we celebrate your birth, may we begin to see the world in the light of understanding you give us. As you chose the lowly, the outcasts, and the poor to receive the greatest news the world had ever known, so may we worship you in meekness of heart. May we also remember our brothers and sisters less fortunate than ourselves in this Season of Giving. Amen. 

 Author –Karen L. Oberst 

St. Vincent de Paul Society volunteers wish everyone a Blessed Christmas and a Wonderful and Prosperous New Year! 

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED GIVE SVdP GENEROUS DONATION

Representatives from Church Women United in IL are pictured above presenting a $2,000 check to Shirley Zapf (center) of St. Vincent de Paul Society. Thank you to CWU for their very generous “Feeding the Flock” donation to the SVdP food pantry. Working together we are helping those in need and making a difference in our community.

WHITESIDE AREA CAREER CENTER HELPS GIVE SVdP LOCATION A NEW LOOK.

The Building Trades Class under the direction of instructor Matthew Hicks through the Whiteside Area Career Center in Sterling volunteered their time and labor to install new vinyl siding on the building occupied by the SVdP Society of Sterling. St. Mary Parish owner of the building, and their pastor, Fr. James R. Keenan, contributed the cost of materials and the Building Trades Class provided the free time and labor. SVdP operates a food pantry and financial aid assistance to community families in need of these services at this building on Sixth Street. SVdP extends a huge thank you to Fr. Keenan, St. Mary’s Parish, and the WACC, Mr. Hicks, and the Building Trades Class in working together to provide new siding on the building. It is evident with this project that working together makes a difference. God bless everyone involved in making this project a reality in our community.

ST. MARY’S MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP

St. Mary’s Middle School Youth Group, “Meteors on a Mission” sponsored a “Jeans and Jersey” day to collect money for St. Vincent DePaul to help with their Thanksgiving Dinner Baskets for the needy.

Shown is Dawn Naffziger from St. Vincent DePaul accepting a check for $385 from members of the members of the group.