Let Us Pray for our Fellow Vincentians and Friends this Holiday Season

On this Thanksgiving Day, let us join together in prayer for all our fellow Vincentians, family, and friends who are sick or may no longer be with us. Let us also not forget, those who have requested us to pray for their special intentions.

You can view all the prayer requests we have received throughout the year from those asking for our prayers to help their loved ones or themselves, to those seeking guidance and seeking answers by clicking HERE. Please keep all of them in your thoughts this holiday season.

Beds Plus Seeking Volunteers

Happy Thanksgiving All,

I received the following message from Bill Burke at BEDS PLUS. Their emergency shelters are opening up this coming Monday, November 28, and they are in immediate need of volunteers. Please take a minute to read his message below and reach out to Bill at his cell number listed below if you are able to share of your time and talent. Thank you.

God Bless,

Harry Ohde
Volunteer President/CEO
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago-ADC

BEDS is opening the emergency shelters from November 28 through March 5. We will be open the coldest 3 months of the year to provide relief (hot dinner, warm place to sleep, breakfast) for the homeless. You can learn more by clicking this link:

We presently need volunteers on the overnight shifts, 11 p.m. – 3 a.m. and 3 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. We also need volunteers more urgently at St Louise de Marillac in La Grange Park, St Barbara in Brookfield (now combined as Holy Guardian Angels Parish) and Redeemer Lutheran Church in Oak Forest. So whatever you can do, we’d appreciate.

If anyone needs more information, I can be reached on my cell at 708-446-4650.

In St Vincent and Blessed Frédéric,

Bill Burke
Employment Specialist
Ogden Avenue Supportive Housing
9601 E. Ogden Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
Office: 708-354-0858
Cell:   708-446-4650

WGN News Features St. Gall Food Pantry & Liz Arreola

What an exciting day for St. Vincent de Paul Chicago’s very own, Liz Arreola!

Liz and the St. Gall Volunteers were featured on a WGN News Feature Segment at Saturday’s Annual St. Gall Thanksgiving Food Drive where they distributed Thanksgiving meals for approximately 2000 people!

No matter the heat of the summer as depicted in the above picture, or the cold winter winds and driven snow of yesterday, Liz makes it her mission to ensure that no one is left without food. This is the type of person she is. St. Vincent de Paul Chicago and the Gage Park community are blessed to have her.

Thank you Liz and all the volunteers for all you do for the St. Gall/Gage Park community!

Congratulations on a job well done!

To watch the complete interview, click HERE.

SVdP Chicago eBay Store Grand Re-Opening

Dear Vincentians and Friends,

We are excited to announce that our St. Vincent de Paul Chicago eBay has been up and running now since September 30 for our Grand Re-Opening! We have revamped our store to offer you a wider selection of more unique and collectible items.

Please take a minute to check out what we have to offer and come back often as we will be adding items daily. All our items are shipped immediately upon payment and are packaged carefully to ensure that they will arrive at their destination intact.

Proceeds from our ebasales benefit our friends in need. Today, more than ever, with grocery and gas prices escalating we want to be there for our friends in need and help as many as possible. 

Your support of our mission to build a better tomorrow for those in need is sincerely appreciated.

CLICK HERE to visit our eBay store today!

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.

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