Fort Worth Diocesan Council




Holy Family Catholic Church
6150 Pershing Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: (817) 727-0121

The SVDP-HF conference comprised of 36 active members who demonstrate their faith by actively participating in helping the poor through projects throughout the year. We are motivated by the following scripture message. .

The King will say to those on his right: "Come. You have my Father's blessing! Inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me. I was ill and you comforted me, in prison and you came to visit me. Then the just shall ask Him: 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you or see you thirsty and give you drink? When did we welcome you away from home or clothe you in your nakedness? When did we visit you when you were ill or in prison?' The King will answer them: " I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me." (Matthew 25:34-40)


HOW IT ALL STARTED: In 1833, in France, during a stomy discussions about Christianity a student shouted and asked the group "Christianity has done wonders in the past; but now it is dead! You, who boast of being Catholics, what do you do? You give your alms to the Church and you expect the Priest and the Nuns to do your job. What are your activities, activities which prove your faith and which might persuade us to adapt it? " Impressed by this viewpoint, Frederick Ozanam (founder of SVDP) and a few friends reflected: "Let us not speak so much of charity - let us rather do it and let us help the poor! " This was the start of the SVDP movement within the Catholic Church and is now an international Society....Please reflect on this and join us