Mission Statement: The Parish Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, in keeping with the tradition of its founder Frederic Ozanam, through home visits, will provide temporary assistance on a strictly confidential basis in the form of food vouchers, bill payments, clothing, appliances and furniture to our parishioners and our neighbors in the surrounding communities who are encountering financial problems due to loss of employment, illness or other crisis situations.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society provides confidential assistance to persons in the parish and surrounding communities who are in need of food, clothing, furniture and financial support.
Our parish service area encompasses:
Requests to St. Vincent de Paul may be made by phone (610-874-3418) through the Parish House or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All inquiries and assistance are treated with total confidentiality.
Our primary mission is to respond to the requests received at the Parish House from individuals who are seeking financial assistance on a temporary basis primarily because of sickness or loss of employment.
Working as teams, we visit individuals in their homes, assess the need, and respond with assistance: typically, food vouchers; rent assistance; payment of utility bills; and other special payments for clothing, appliances, furniture and other needs. (The Society does not provide direct cash assistance.)
Our conference also conducts two Back to School Programs: one for families we have visited and one for Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School. We also submit families whom we have visited to the parish Adopt A Family program at Christmas.
See our ministry's 2016-17 objectives here.
Click here for the Society's National Council of the United States.
Each week, a two-person team is scheduled to handle calls for assistance. Teams are generally scheduled once every two months. New members are teamed with individuals who have experience visiting families. We currently have nine working teams.
All teams are active for the Back to School and Christmas Programs.
Members meet monthly in the Stevenson Center. These meetings are essential to the operation of the Conference. Team members submit reports on their visits, and we share our experiences.
Our conference is made up of members whose only requirement is a willingness to be open to the suffering of their neighbor. We trust in the guidance of the Holy Spirit.