Vincentian Reflections: Ash Wednesday

Gospel:  (Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18)  Jesus said to his disciples: “Be on guard against performing religious acts for people to see. When you give alms, for example, do not blow a horn before you in synagogues and streets like hypocrites looking for applause…Keep your...

Trombone Larry: From the Shelter to the Boardroom

By almost any measure Larry Hickland, aka “Trombone Larry,” had the odds in his favor. As a child he was well-loved, well-fed, well-educated, and musically gifted. In college, Larry was sought out to play with elite musicians, and by age 25 he was thriving. “In the...

Expanding the “Getting Ahead” Program

“Getting Ahead” Groups Now in Progress To help our neighbors make systemic changes in their lives, the St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Dayton District Council offers Getting Ahead classes. Participants meet weekly for 16 weeks to examine their poverty experience, assess...