“Our Faith in Action” airs Jan. 6, 2019
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul movie “Our Faith in Action” will be featured on Eternal Word Television Network on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern.
The movie is based on the TV series “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul.” The program follows SVdP members on their spiritual growth journey through service to people and families in need. From the Society’s traditional assistance with food, rent and utilities to innovative health care, education and mentoring programs, the Society’s members, known as Vincentians, see the face of Christ in the people they encounter.
“The movie shows that the charism and spirit of St. Vincent is still alive 400 years after his time,” said SVdP National CEO Dave Barringer. “It gives people the opportunity to learn more about us and our work. The film illustrates a wide range of Society activities and shows the innovation present throughout the Society around the United States. The movie is a national, positive statement of how our faith is still such a force for good in our communities and lives today.”
The “Our Faith in Action” movie will air on EWTN cable channels on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern/2:30 p.m. Central/1:30 p.m. Mountain/12:30 p.m. Pacific. Click here to find the EWTN channel in your zip code. Click here to view the program schedule.
One of the largest charitable organizations in the world, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (www.svdpusa.org) is an international, nonprofit, Catholic lay organization of about 800,000 men and women who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in 153 countries on five continents. With the U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., membership in the United States totals nearly 100,000 in 4,400 communities.
SVdP offers a variety of programs and services, including home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, education and mentoring, food pantries, dining halls, clothing, assistance with transportation, prescription medication, and rent and utility costs.
The Society also works to provide care for the sick, the incarcerated and the elderly. Over the past year, SVdP provided over $3.4 billion in tangible and in-kind services to those in need, made more than 2.1 million personal contacts (homes, hospitals, prisons, eldercare facilities, etc.) and helped more than 5.4 million people regardless of race, religion or national origin.
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