Holy Trinity Conference, located in Louisville’s east end, provides nearly $50,000 a year in emergency support to people in need throughout the community. There are 20 Vincentians currently active at Holy Trinity. In addition to raising and dispersing emergency funds, the conference, along with members of the parish, have several projects that are dear to their hearts.
At Thanksgiving, Holy Trinity partners with St. Augustine in the south end to provide Thanksgiving dinners to those who could not otherwise afford to celebrate. In 2021, this program provided food for 150 families.
At Christmas, the conference and the parishioners work with their sister parish, Holy Name, for “Links of Friendship,” a program started by Vincentian Pat Crowe 25 years ago. This program matches adults and families in need with members of the Church who purchase items requested by their sponsored individual or family. Hundreds of people throughout Kentucky are helped by this program each year.
On a weekly basis, a number of members of the Holy Trinity Conference manage the SVDP Food Pantry. The conference provides an average of $400 a month in toiletry items not provided by other sources for those who use the pantry. One member of the conference, John Bowling, is the unofficial manager of the Food Pantry and has been volunteering for the past seven years.
“The more I saw the need in the community, the more focused I became on helping,” explains John.
Vincentian Dan Kelley notes the importance to the conference of both giving to others and developing their own spiritual growth, “Each meeting begins with a reflection, led by our spiritual leader Susan Means, and that religious reflection helps guide our giving and charitable actions.”
We are so grateful for the good work this conference performs.