St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul Conference (SVdP) is a lay organization inspired by shared Catholic values whose mission is to “bring concrete aid and the comfort of the Gospel to the needy and the suffering.” Emergency food, clothing and services are provided to the less fortunate members of our community on a person-to-person basis. Volunteers meet with families and individuals to assess needs and provide the appropriate assistance.
Typical assistance awarded a client might include a Grocery Outlet and/or St. VdP Clothing Stores, or perhaps a shower facilities voucher. Vouchers can only be used at the location designated and no change is returned to the client by the stores.
Vouchers vary in amount depending upon the size of the family seeking assistance and range from $20 to $100. A bag with assorted grocery staples (i.e. cereal, canned goods and other non-perishable food items) is also provided to most families. Clients can only receive assistance once every 2 months, although those identified as homeless can seek assistance once every month.
To assist our clients, we also provide referrals to other organizations that provide food, clothing, housing and other services to the needy. For families in need, we provide furniture, beds and household items as they struggle to make a home for their families. Volunteers pick up donations from our parishioners/friends and deliver them to our clients.
Clients are required to provide a current government issued identification and proof of address, unless homeless. Thus, monitoring of client assistance is performed to make sure program guidelines are adhered to.
Hours of Assistance: 3:00 – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Office next to the gym
Volunteer Meetings: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month
Ministry Contact: Gary Piermattei
Convalescent Home Ministry
Currently on hold due to pandemic
Ministers work in teams of several people and go together once a month to provide a simple prayer service with Communion for elderly residents of local convalescent homes. There are four teams and each team serves once a month. Training is provided by learning from the other team members and working together. If and when a team member is comfortable, they may choose to lead the group on their own with the support of the other team members.
Ministry Contact: Pat Cheng
Dress a Child Around the World/
We reflect God’s love to all children by giving them dignity despite their circumstances. Our group of volunteers sew new dresses for girls (4-14) and shorts for boys (6-12) which are given to the poor, disadvantaged, and those affected by disasters at home and around the world. We’ve sent over 12,000 dresses and 3,500 pairs of shorts. We welcome donations of fabrics, notions, trims, sewing machines and new volunteers.
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Wednesday, Sept-June
Time & Location: 9:00am to 12:00pm in the Parish Hall
Ministry Contact: Carol Vogl
The Prayer Line is a phone and computer network of prayer volunteers who offer support to all parishioners in need of prayer support. Prayer requests are collected on a daily basis, then emailed to a group of approximately 70 people who pray for the intentions on the list. If you are in the need of prayer support for any reason, please send prayer requests
Ministry Contact: Rosa Grand