Today marks the last day of the Novena of Grace, and contributions given to this year’s Novena will nourish hungry hearts and hungry people.
Financial offerings to the Novena will be given to Jesuit Formation as well as to the Oregon Food Bank. Donations of canned and dry foods will go to our own St. Vincent de Paul pantry.
Today, throughout the world, young men continue to be called by God and led by grace into lives of service in the Society of Jesus. The formation of a Jesuit does not happen in a moment, but over a course of many years and by virtue of many different experiences. Usually lasting more than a decade, these experiences mirror the journey of St. Ignatius’ own life. They are designed to draw each man more deeply into the presence of the God who calls him, while at the same time preparing each man to serve – with all the unique talents God has given him – the many needs of the contemporary church. Formation is truly the foundation of Jesuit ministry locally and throughout the world.
Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank takes a holistic approach to ending hunger by bringing our community together to provide food, education and hope to our neighbors in need. We provide emergency food to people who are hungry through a cooperative statewide network of hunger-relief agencies, helping 1 in 5 households fend off hunger. OFB also leads statewide efforts to increase resources for hungry families and to eliminate the root causes of hunger by advocating for fair public policies, strengthening community food systems and providing nutrition and garden education to help people become more self-sufficient and resourceful.
St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide Catholic organization of laypersons, open to all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving their neighbor. Generally on a person-to-person basis, members of the Society help those in need, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, handicap or religion. The Society’s work may encompass any form of aid that alleviates suffering and it strives to discover and redress situations which cause suffering.
Thank you for attending the Novena.
Thank you for the prayers that you have offered for those who have asked us to pray.
Thank you for asking us to pray for you.