Saint Vincent de Paul

This society consists of volunteers who seek to aid the poor of our parish. Assistance requested by families or persons are determined by home visitation. Members who make the visit consider each case by its situation and determine the need, giving assistance accordingly, depending on our funds and resources. The ministry is supported by parish contributions. To help with this important ministry, leave Deacon Maurice Graff a message at (505)256-9818 extension 0.

The angel told the shepherds that the Savior was born and where to find him.  How and when are we told? If we wait for the heavens to open and angels to speak to us, we will be waiting for a lifetime. We are told in less spectacular ways of God’s presence and saving activity on our behalf, but no less powerful or revealing.  God does speak. God reveals divine presence in the smile of another, in someone’s generous offer, in a plea for help, in the cry of the poor and the oppressed, in the child needing reassurance, in the aged needing a listening ear, in the sick needing a consoling hand. This is how we “make known the message”: to reach out to another with God’s compassion, mercy, forgiveness, healing, and love. The mystery of Christmas in that God is incarnate. Today we see not a Baby in the manger, but a saving God working through and among us. (Living Liturgy, p.24)