Advent Prayer Reflection
Tuesdays during the
Season of Advent:
Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Dec. 21
12:00 - 12:15 pm
Did you know we offer emergency assistance for rent and utilities, but we can usually offer more? Food, furniture, clothing, friendship, and referrals to other services are some of the other ways we try to help people through tough times. Our dedicated and trained Vincentian Volunteers work in Conference groups in almost half of the Catholic parishes in Omaha. Our Ozanam Outreach attempts to cover some of the folks who live in the other areas, though the need far outweighs our ability to help. We assist anyone in need, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or age. Join us as a member, volunteer or donor today!
One person who received aid recently said we
"restored (his) faith in humanity".
Thank you so much for all of your support at the WOWT and Methodist Hospital Stuff the Bus Food Drive! We collected many truck-loads of much-needed food for our pantry as well as toys for families who can't afford them this year.
We love having volunteers at our stores! You can help us sort and hang clothes, organize and create displays, and greet our shoppers on the floor. Help keep our stores looking great and feeling welcoming. Five locations and many shifts available.
Check out our newest store at 123rd & Center!
In Westwood Plaza
12301 West Center Rd

Mon-Sat 9am-8pm
Sun 12pm-5pm

Giving Tuesday
Thank you so much for all of your support on Giving Tuesday for our Street Outreach program. We were able to raise over $1800 for food and more!
Holy Family Ministries
Neighbors coming to The Closet Door and Lunch Programs have increased in numbers recently, even with the unseasonably nice weather. This is a time when the number of people served is usually down, but the need is great this season. The Closet Door was very fortunate to receive a generous donation for winter gloves recently, which we had run out of. However, we do have a current need for men's winter coats. Thanks!
Upcoming Events in The Chapel
Saturday December 4th
7-9pm sharp

The first in a new series of live storytelling events familiar to listeners of the Moth Radio Hour.

Like the weekly radio broadcast, the Slam will feature true stories told live without notes as “We celebrate the ability of true, personal storytelling to illuminate both the diversity and commonality of human experience.”

Storytellers will prepare a personal story on the theme of Beginnings, put their name in the hat, and take the stage with their 5-minute tale.
Join us to tell your story or listen and cheer for folks as we grow and strengthen our community by sharing personal stories.
Creative Mornings
Friday December 10th 

We are excited to host the December live portion of Creative Mornings Omaha!

Also available as a virtual event.
RSVP is REQUIRED for both virtual and live versions.

Jeremiah Neal was born and raised in Muskegon Heights, Michigan. His journey away from his hometown started after he joined the United States Air Force, and he eventually found himself making a home in Omaha, Nebraska.
Jeremiah mentored with art educator Eddith Buis, furthering his artistic passion and ability. He has been an invaluable asset to the Sienna-Francis House art programs for the homeless, of which he has been a board member since 2014, the Midsummer’s Mural Company team and the Supermercado murals.
His latest work is a book titled ‘Back 2 the Drawing Board.’ “The book’s title is artistically my truth. I’ve hit the reset button on my life many times!” said Jeremiah. “Starting over is better than quitting. Reinventing yourself is allowed.
I feel it’s in my DNA to contribute to society at this point of my life; to continue painting and writing to help others to see life as the adventure it is. My first name, Jeremiah, means ‘God Exalts’ and my last name, Neal, means ‘Champion.’ Put them together and you get my mission: to exalt champions.”
The Nebraska Criminal Justice Review (NCJR)
The Nebraska Criminal Justice Review (NCJR) has been published quarterly since 2000. The purpose of this free publication is: To improve public understanding of the criminal justice system in Nebraska and the needs of offenders and victims. To improve communication between those who administer and staff the criminal justice system, those who make plans and laws for it, those who are personally affected by it, and the community which pays for it and should be involved with it.
We would like to recognize Cathy Thompson for her many hours of work on Dollar Energy all over the city. She put in well over 150 hours and is the new acting president of the SVdP - Elkhorn Conference. Thank you to Cathy and all of our Vincentian Volunteers who have stepped up in new ways since the start of COVID.
Volunteer Opportunities
We always need help at the stores, sorting and hanging clothes, organizing, and welcoming our shoppers.

We are also looking for a team of volunteers to manage our Help Line. Responding to emails and calls for assistance can be done in our office or remotely after some training. We provide all of the information you need to refer people to the next step.

We can always use folks to help out at events too. Let us know if you can help!
Remember the Society and Holy Family for your year end, estate, and planned giving. You may direct your gift to any of our works or general operations.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Omaha at
Holy Family Community Center
1715 Izard St. Omaha, NE 68102