Please be aware that the following appeal has gone to parish secretaries for bulletin inserting as soon as possible:

SVdP Warms San Mateo County’s Homeless

We all want to be warm on frosty nights and be dry when the rain pours. Think of how the homeless in San Mateo County feel on these cold nights. They are sleeping in their cars, on friends’ couches, under buildings or on park benches. You can change this dire situation by donating to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Stay Warm Appeal. Contributions will allow SVdP to distribute items rated for very cold weather at one of SVdP’s Homeless Help Centers in South San Francisco, San Mateo and Redwood City.

Donate online at or mail a check to: SVdP Stay Warm Appeal, 50 North B St. San Mateo, CA 94401. We appreciate your compassion for those without a warm bed or shelter to call their own!


Gift Cards Needed

We would like to get 300 (yes 300!) $20 gift cards for the homeless for Christmas from Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid. Would your Conference have space on the parish giving tree (or through another Parish resource) have an ability to get some of these cards donated. The Homeless Help Centers would be very grateful!!!!! Please call Kelly at (650) 343-1272 for more information. Thanks and peace.