St. Vincent de Paul Annual Memorial & Awards Mass

Dear Vincentians,

Our Annual Memorial and Awards Mass is fast approaching and will be held on Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 pm at St. Frances of Rome, 1500 S 59th Court, Cicero, Illinois. Our Annual Memorial Mass is also a time for us to pray together and remember all St. Vincent de Paul Vincentians and/or their loved ones who are no longer with us.

Those who you would like us to remember and any nomination you might have is  required no later than Saturday, November 5. I have attached below the Awards Nomination Information along with the Remembrance and Nomination Forms for your convenience. 

If you have any questions, please contact Elvia at or you can call her direct at (773) 779-6700, ext. 107.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing many of you on Sunday, November 13.

In Memorium: Harry Pulvermacher, Former District 1 President

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of Harry Pulvermacher, former District I President.

Harry’s Funeral Service will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 6401 Gages Lake Road, Gurnee, Illinois, on Saturday, November 5, 2022.  

Visitation is at 8:30 AM followed by the Funeral Mass at 9:30 AM. A luncheon will follow.

The obituary is currently not posted, but can be found on the Gurnee Salata Funeral Home website at

Please keep Harry and his family in your prayers.

Trivia Night Fundraiser for the Homeless

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul highly encourages everyone, whether you are a master of trivia or not, to consider attending what is sure to be a fun event and for a good cause, the homeless.

Southwest Chicago Homeless Services is hosting a Trivia Night on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at St. Rita High School, 7740 S Western, Chicago, Illinois. Tickets are $45 and include a buffet dinner and the promise of a fun evening for all. Get a table of friends together for a night out of fun!

Dinner – 5:30-7:30pm

Trivia Contest starts at 7:00 – Theme: Happy Halloween (Cash Raffle & Silent Auction throughout the evening; Split the Pot; Cash Bar)

Contact: Karyn Perkins at 773-737-7070 or for more information.

To learn more about this organization, click on the link below:

Thank you for supporting the Southwest Chicago Homeless Services.

God Bless Queen Elizabeth II

Yesterday, at the age of 96, Britain lost a Queen, a Mother, a Grandmother a Great-Grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. She was Britain’s longest reigning Monarch spending 70 years on the throne.

The Queen was associated with over 600 charities throughout the UK. Besides charitable donations, she was also a public spokeswoman or president of some of these organizations. . She was an integral part of many public and service organizations.

For a brief article about the Queen’s charitable contributions over her 70 years on the throne, click on the link below:

Feast of the Nativity of Mary

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Nativity of Mary. As Vincentians, we have a devotion to Mary thanks to our founder Blessed Frederic Ozanam insisting she become our Society’s patroness. Frederic Ozanam had a strong devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, from his youth to his death. Frederic was insistent that the Society take Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception as its patroness. Fittingly, today also marks the day Blessed Frederic Ozanam left this world in 1853. Let’s take a moment to remember both Our Lord’s mother and Blessed Frederic Ozanam today. To read more, please click on the link below:

Free Medical Clinic October 8 at Lyons Township

Free Medical Clinic

Saturday, October 8, 9am- 2pm

Lyon Township High School – South Campus in the gymnasium 

4900 S Willow Springs Road – Western Springs, IL 60558

AdventHealth Hinsdale and AdventHealth La Grange’s healing mission calls us to extend care to all people – especially those in our local communities who may not be able to afford healthcare.

For more information, click on the link below:

Sept 10 & 11: Bundle Weekend

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has two donation drives this weekend. Join us this weekend at:


5705 W 127th Street – Palos Heights

Senior Citizen Council of Evergreen Park Village Wide Garage Sale at Yukich Field

9100 S Kedzie Avenue – Evergreen Park

Please remember to donate with dignity gently used items.

To see upcoming Donation Drives please visit our website at

39 Years of Service as a Vincentian – Ed Stachon Is One of a Kind

As a Vincentian for thirty-nine years it has been a blessing to service our Friends of the Poor on the Northwest side of the Archdiocese of Chicago and in Cook County, Lake County and the Southside.

It has been a path of spirituality and service in the Society as an associate, member and conference president and now treasurer of St. Pascal Conference which has a pantry and gives out clothing.

Through mentors and spiritual advisors I moved to the Chicago Council board as District VII and VIII President for two terms, then Vice-President on the board for one term. In 1990 I chaired the Special Works Program which included Meals for the Needy and Survival Pack to serve hot food and sandwich for the needy for many years. This has given a better love of what we do for each other and the needy.

It was my privilege to be part of Chicago’s hosting the 2005 National Meeting as co-chair on the Liturgy/Mass committee. This was a time to grow by sharing in spiritualty, workshops and friendship with other Vincentians throughout the country.

The big change for me was in 2006 when I became part of the education training of Vincentian through Formation Training which includes webinar and zoom training through OZAMAN ORIENTATION and other education on the spiritualty, rule and history of the Society and a better understanding and service of our Friends in Need.

In closing, all of this is steamed from our Vincentian spirituality, leadership, love of each member and outreach to the Friends of the Poor!

St. Vincent and Blessed Frederic bless us.

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