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Last weekend’s Gospel reading was the well-known Good Samaritan story. This is one of the guiding Bible passages for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP). At Blessed Sacrament, we have many SVdP volunteers, who act as “Good Samaritans”.

Whether it is going on a home visit to an impoverished part of the city when it isn’t always convenient, standing in the cold or the heat serving lunch to the homeless on a Sunday afternoon, driving all over poverty-stricken parts of town to deliver Meals on Wheels or holiday meals, sacrificing sleeping in on a Saturday morning to cook and serve breakfast to families living in a homeless shelter, bagging food every week during the school year and delivering it so children don’t go hungry, lifting and delivering heavy beds so people don’t have to sleep on the floor, or spending precious time in meetings so better plans can be made on how to serve.

By these actions, our Blessed Sacrament stewards show that we have countless Good Samaritans in our parish!