Sixty-eight dedicated individuals were inducted as new Vincentians and three outstanding volunteers received awards last Sunday at a ceremony following Mass at St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church. View photos.
Father Gerald Timmel, SVDP’s spiritual adviser, offered prayers at the ceremony, which was emceed by Donna Young, SVDP’s director of conference affairs and volunteer services. Presenting certificates to the new Vincentians were Jim Carrico and Ed Wnorowski, SVDP’s board chair and executive director, respectively, of St. Vincent de Paul, Louisville Council.
“The stories of the daily struggles of those who come to us for help never get easier to hear or less challenging to serve,” Wnorowski said. “We are here today to say thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do because of your Vincentian spirit and hearts.”