Fourth Quarter 2019
Volunteer Newsletter
To see in those in need the face of Christ
Welcome to Autumn!!!
  • Attend a Society meeting at 10:00 AM at the SVdP Center on the third Thursday of each month.
  • There is a Cookie and Lemonade Social 0n the first Sunday of every month at SSPP Church after the 10:30 Mass.
  • The Jubilee Mass to celebrate Father Nash's 25 year anniversary of his ordination will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Church.
  • November 1st, the gleaning of Councell Farms will be assisted by the Men's Day Tripper Club from Easton Club East. Please arrive around 8:00 if you would like to help.
  • Sunday, November 10th, 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Michaels Chapel. This Mass will be offered for and in remembrance of our deceased Vincentians.
  • Sunday, December 8th, 10:30 a.m. Mass at Saints Peter and Paul Church. This is the feast day of the Immaculate Conception of our patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary.  
  • The Detention Center holiday party will be held in December; date to be determined.
  • SSPP-SVdP Club commissioning ceremony will be held on Friday, December 20th at 8:30 AM in the school cafeteria
SVdP In-Service
The third In-Service for SVdP volunteers was held on September 19, 2019 at the Easton Fire Department. 78 Vincentians were in attendance to hear a dynamic presentation given by Anne Shannon, award winning CEO of Aspire, Inc. 86% of the evaluation respondents said they "strongly agree" that they find their SVDP volunteer work to be rewarding!
Fresh Start Donates Remaining Funds
to St. Vincent de Paul
Although it no longer operates as an addiction recovery facility, Fresh Start founder Tori Brummell wants to see the good works she started in March of 2008 continued. “When we closed our doors we had funds remaining which I wanted to use to continue to help those in need in our community,” says Brummell. “So I decided to donate the funds to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, because they had been so supportive of our work in the past. I also knew that, since it is an all-volunteer organization, SVdP would use all the money to assist those in need. The total amount donated was $5,395.73.

 “We are extremely grateful to Tori for this generous donation,” says SVdP Vice-President Steve Cossu. “I so admire her for her pioneering efforts on behalf of the people whose lives she helped to change through Fresh Start. She did amazing work, sacrificing her time, talent and so much more to assist men who needed a way out of their addictions,” Cossu added “Rest assured all the money which Tori donated will be used to relieve poverty in our town. Shown above (left to right) are Steve Cossu, Tori Brummel and Alex Handy.
Thrift Center Volunteers Reminder : Please contact Gil Gleim ( ) for help with signing in to the Volgistics self scheduling program.
Cookie Social
Saints Peter and Paul parish is staging monthly cookie socials at the 10:30 Mass on the first Sunday of each month. A different ministry within the parish will be featured each month. Cookies, lemonade and other goodies will be set up in the narthex of the church and members of that ministry will be on hand to explain the ministry and answer questions about their work. Parishioner Marcia Mueller is staging each event. SVdP was the first parish ministry to be featured. Thank you to all who baked/bought/brought cookies for the September event!
Rest in Peace, Ed Seibert (from his obituary in the Star-Democrat)

We mourn the loss of Edward Seibert , who passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at the age of 89. Edward embraced life with passion and drive not only for his family but also in his efforts to help those less fortunate, being active in the Knights of Columbus and president of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was also a gifted artist and modeler with a lifetime love of airplanes. Edward was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Barbara Ann (Hagadorn) Seibert; Barbara was also very active at SVdP.
Eleanor Morrell to Receive Award
The SVdP Thrift Center's own Eleanor Morrell will be honored, along with about 50 other seniors by the MSCHF (MD Senior Citizen Hall of Fame) at a luncheon sponsored by the MSCHF. It will be held at Michaels Restaurant in Glen Burnie, MD on October 24th. Eleanor has been an outstanding volunteer with SVdP for 14 years, including organizing the facility in 2012 and moving on to do the same thing for our current facility. She also created the Saints Peter and Paul Club for 6th-8th grade students; has worked with the 4th grade at the Country School to help them adopt SVdP as their charitable work each year. She currently co-manages the Thrift Center with Marge Boyer; it's one of the cleanest, best organized shops, selling the nicest items in a wide geographic area. Congratulations on this well deserved honor, Eleanor!!!
Amazon Smile Account
If you do your holiday shopping on Amazon, please remember to do it through the Amazon Smile link. Amazon will automatically give us 0.5% of your eligible purchases at no cost to you . If you'd like to help, please click on this special link (or copy and paste into your browser): or specify "St. Vincent de Paul Saints Peter and Paul Conference I" from the Amazon Smile website. Thank you for your support - it all adds up to help us help others!
Making It All Worthwhile... (by Steve Cossu)

It started out with a single mother coming in to our center one Saturday looking for some assistance. She went on to say that because she was forced to care for her child who was severely ill, as well as physically disabled, she was out of work for over two months. Because her son needed her utmost attention, she missed two months of work as a nurse. This set her behind in making her home mortgage payments, placing her on the brink of losing her home. There was no question in our minds that we would help her out by making the needed payment and support her in any other way she needed. We parted ways by telling her that we would be praying for her and her child.
About six months later she came back to visit us, and at that time told us that her child was out of danger and that she had returned to work. With that, she handed me a check for almost $600. When we told her that this was not necessary, she insisted that she was not paying us back, but rather making sure that if someone else needed the same lifeline like she had been provided, we would have the funds to do so. She thanked us for listening to her, and for the love and true understanding we gave her. There was not a dry eye in the room!!! ~ by Steve Cossu
Gift Certificate
Dining Out Cards and Gift Certificates Available!!
Both the Dining Out Card for 2020 and SVdP Thrift Center Gift Certificates will make upcoming holiday shopping a snap! The list of participating restaurants is being finalized and Dining Out Cards will be printed (similar to the examples above) and available soon. Once they are ready, you can click on the links below to purchase. Gift Certificates are available now. Thank you!
Movie Night 2019! (by Carlyn Diamond)

The sixth annual Movie Night has come and gone and by all accounts, was another successful fundraiser for St. Vincent de Paul. Due to the movie being scheduled later in September, the event was held indoors again this year at Saints Peter & Paul School Café. Hopefully next year, movie night will once again be “Under the Stars” outside Saints Peter & Paul Church.
Two dedicated businesses deserve our thanks and support.  Pixel, Print & Post (Rosemary Fasolo) and Simpatico’s (Bobbi Parlett) always support SVDP and their efforts. Rosemary donates our tickets and Bobbi donates the wine. Both businesses are located in St. Michael’s.  Thank you so much, ladies, for your many years of support to St. Vincent de Paul.
And of course, many thanks to everyone who participated; purchasing tickets, donating food, buying 50/50 raffle tickets, monetary donations, set up and clean up. Without all the support, Movie Night wouldn’t happen. And thank you to Joy Connolly for donating back her winnings from the 50/50.
Oh, and the movie this year was Wonder, with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson . If you have never seen it, I highly recommend taking the time. The precept from the movie was, “If you have a choice to be right or be kind…choose kind.” Fabulous movie. Watch it with your kids and grandkids.
"Did You Know?" - A Recruiting Campaign

Did you know that the Thrift Center and Boutique help people, who are interviewing for jobs, by providing them with appropriate clothing? As we all know, looking one's best for a job interview is essential in making a good first impression. The women in these departments give advice on proper and fashionable apparel. Occasionally, we have clients who need nice clothes to attend a funeral. We also provide them with appropriate clothing.

The Holiday Hut Is Open!!!!!
The Holiday Hut recently opened for the season and will operate during normal Thrift Center business hours on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings until the week after Christmas. Come and shop for some new Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations and gift items - tell your friends!
Our SVdP Treasurer, Dick Bemis, has provided the pie chart at left which shows overall income from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019.

Thank you to all volunteers supporting SVdP who help make this happen!
Thank you, Bay Country Chorus!
Alex Handy, President of the Easton, Maryland Society of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is shown receiving a check from John Crovo, President of the Bay Country Chorus. The donation will help support the workings of the SVdP Thrift Center and Food Pantry.
Angel Tree:
The Angel Tree will once again be set up in the vestibule of all three local Catholic churches, beginning the weekend of November 23rd.
We will be accepting the wrapped gifts in the same location as last year, 29466 Pintail Dr., Carlton Station, Bldg 1, from Monday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, December 14.
The hours are Monday-Friday 10-4, Wednesday until 6, and Saturday 9-12.

Anyone with questions may contact Debbie Molchan:
410-443-3838 (cell)
410-690-3525 (home )
If you are able to, please take a tag or two and make someone's Christmas a little brighter this year!
The MD You Are Beautiful Award Nominee is...
 Gary Interdonato was nominated by SVdP for this year's Maryland You Are Beautiful Award . The event will be held on October 29th at 5:30 PM in the Easton High School Cafeteria, 723 Mechlenburg Ave., Easton. The awards honor the unsung heroes who help make Talbot County a better place to live, work and visit. Gary is generous with his time and has a long history of volunteering with quite a few organizations, including SVdP for the past six years. He has volunteered with us in the Food Pantry, Furniture, Thrift Center, youth volunteers, SVdP's recycling efforts, internet technology, fundraising and more! Thank you, and congratulations on your nomination, Gary!
With the holiday season beginning soon, we would like to thank all of the local groups and organizations who have held/are holding food drives for the benefit of the Food Pantry. These include:

CBIZ - planning an in-house food collection and may hold an employee volunteer work day
Saints Peter and Paul Sailing Club - holding food collection drive
Anne Arundel PT Group - holding an Oct-Nov food collection
Easton Club East - collected and delivered 219 pounds of non-perishable items
Provident State Bank - collected and delivered 170 pounds of non perishables
Councell Farms is again allowing SVdP volunteers to glean their fields on Nov 1 st

Volunteer Spotlight: Nina Callahan
Originally from NY, Nina Callahan has volunteered since 2005, starting out in the Wishing Well location and moving twice more with SVdP to different locations. She works as a sorter two days a week and operates the cash register on Tuesdays in Housewares. She enjoys spending time with her four children and nine grandchildren. Nina's spare time is spent doing needlepoint, puzzles, reading, feeding the birds, gardening (which she is rethinking) and she is a reluctant sailor. She "enjoys working with all of the 'girls' in all departments"! Things most important to her are Faith, Family and Friends. Thank you, Nina!
Welcome New Volunteers (Fourth Quarter 2019):
 Diane Meredith - Boutique and Thrift Center
Kim Mackaness - Furniture
Laurie Mackaness - Boutique
Martha Loutsch - Food Pantry
Rich Loutsch - Furniture
Cindy Gerber - Furniture
Joseph Witek - Food Pantry
Allayne Burke - Food Pantry
Lastly, since this newsletter is coming out a bit early this quarter, we would like to extend our wishes to you and your families for a joyous, healthy and safe holiday season. Thank you for all you do for the less fortunate of Talbot County by volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul.
Contact Us:
Society of St. Vincent de Paul SSPP Conference
29533 Canvasback Drive
P.O. Box 783
Easton, MD 21601

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