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Society of St. Vincent de Paul Raises $450,000 for Programs at 150th Anniversary Gala

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston celebrated 150 years in the community on Saturday evening, September 18, 2021, at the River Oaks Country Club. The Sesquicentennial event, honoring the late Marek brothers - John, Bill, and Ralph - and Granny Marek, raised approximately $450,000.00 in revenue.

Carol Croom, President of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, introduced a friend who was helped by the Society in the past and is now a volunteer. With courage and pride, the friend told her story of need and how the Society was there for her when she most needed the help.

His Emminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Auxiliary Bishop Italo Dell'Oro, Retired Auxiliary Bishop George Sheltz, and Archbishop Emeritus Joseph Fiorenza were all present at this milestone event that was filled with surprises. One of those surprises was a