EWTN TV series “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul” was honored with a second place Gabriel Award by the Catholic Press Association at its annual awards ceremony June 20. The series follows SVdP members’ service to people in need and features our SoCal volunteers in action as well as our Cardinal Manning Center homeless program on Skid Row. In this series, Vincentian volunteers across the country help to the poor and share their stories of Christ’s love along the way.
“The TV show is great for highlighting the Society’s name, brand and some of our special works,” SVdP National President Ralph Middlecamp said. “The Society of St. Vincent de Paul puts an emphasis on growing in faith through doing good works. We hope that television viewers who see ‘Our Faith in Action’ will feel we have answered their need for how they can put their own faith into action and will be moved to join the Society in their communities.”
“The compassion, dedication and enthusiasm of Vincentians to help people in need is inspiring,” SVdP National CEO and OFIA Executive Producer Dave Barringer said. “We are pleased to have a television series to show the spiritual growth and charitable works of our members. It is an honor for the series to be recognized with a Gabriel Award.”
The 10-episode series currently airs on Eternal Word Television Network as well as on CatholicTV, Catholic Faith Network and Catholic Television San Antonio. It is also available on SVdP’s YouTube site. A second season of the series is currently in production. “I’d like to thank the Catholic Press Association for this recognition,” OFIA Producer/Reporter/Host Trace Trylko said. “We are proud to share the stories of how Vincentians across the United States are helping our brothers and sisters in need.”
Initiated in 1965, the Gabriel Awards honors excellence in film, broadcast, and cross-platform media productions released in the United States and Canada.