The Yellow Food Bus


One of the blessings of giving parish missions around the country is seeing how the Holy Spirit is at work in different ways in different parishes. Here at St. Dominic Savio Parish near St. Louis, Missouri, there is a very active St. Vincent de Paul Society. They have a small yellow school bus with which they go around to various restaurants and bread thrift shops to pick up food before it's discarded. Then they take it to food pantries around the area. They do this five out of seven days a week! It's truly a work of mercy and an example of the following description from the parish web site: "Our parishioners are living examples of true Christian love. They are supportive of each other, reach out to each other and work together to fulfill the gospel mandate of Jesus Christ." I would add: And they reach out to those in need beyond the parish community. At Mass this morning I quoted a slogan I saw some years ago: "If it were against the law to be a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?" There's plenty of evidence here at St. Dominic Savio's.