St. Vincent dePaul
Thank you to all who volunteered to assist with our St. Vincent dePaul Thanksgiving Baskets. Please enjoy the photos below.
If you know anyone who might need a food basket, please contact Mike Roemer at 472-5886 with the name and phone number of the person.
As Fall begins, your Parish St. Vincent de Paul Conference is gearing up for a busy season of helping the less fortunate members of the community and you can help.
New SVDP members are welcome and we meet on the first Tuesday of each month in the school. If you are interested in becoming a member, please call Jim Allen at 754-8897 (or any SVDP Member) for more information. Recognizing that some prospective members may have limited time, you can commit as much time as you are able to help the poor.
On Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 and on Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22, we will be packing food baskets in the cafeteria of the school and your help will be needed. Please mark your calendar.
The food barrels at each entrance to the church are there waiting for you to drop off non-perishable food. Whether it be a can of soup, or vegetables, a jar of peanut butter, or a box of cereal, repeated small amounts from many people add up to a great Thanksgiving or Christmas basket. Food donated at other times of the year is used for local families in need or taken to the Heart, Love and Soul food pantry in Niagara Falls. The need is greater than ever.
We also ask you, our St. Peter and St. Bernard Parishioners, to pray for your SVDP Conference members as we go about our work finding and aiding those who need our help. God will certainly reward your efforts extended toward His poor.
Friends of the Poor Walk/Run
Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference from the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area are doing what they can to help families in need in our community. We are holding our 8th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk / Run on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Goat Island, Niagara Falls State Park (Prospect Street & Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14303).
Last year we raised over $5,000 and this year we want to top that number! This is a rain or shine event and a post-walk picnic will follow.
Join us for a beautiful walk along the majestic Niagara Falls.
The Friends of the Poor Walk/Run is a national event coordinated by the development team at the National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Register online at www.fopwalk.org/event/2092 and select ST. PETER’S as your walk beneficiary to have your donation go directly to our parish’s St. Vincent de Paul Society. You can also register in person before the walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. on September 29. Help make a difference for those living in poverty!
For questions or more information, please contact Mary Beth Quaglia at 754-8823 or Jamie Calarco at 799-4584.
Donation Clothing Bin
Please note that, now that our parking lot has been repaved and our playground has been installed, we have brought back the St. Vincent de Paul Donation Clothing Bin located behind the school. As always, thank you for your continued generosity!
Thank you to all our parishioners who have so generously been donating food through our St. Vincent de Paul collection barrels in church!
In addition to food donations, please know that donations of personal care items (shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.) are also welcome. Food stamp assistance does not cover purchases of these items, so if you are able to donate these personal care items, please place them in the barrels and our St. Vincent de Paul Society will make sure they are delivered to Heart, Love & Soul to assist those in need in our community.
As always, thank you for your continued generosity!
Lewiston Redemption Center
St. Peter’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference has set up an account at the Lewiston Redemption Center where you can return your deposit bottles and cans and donate the proceeds to us. Bring your bag of redeemables to 820 Seneca Street (next to Greg’s Pools and around the corner from the library) and the Redemption Center staff will do all the work. It will go a long way in helping us assist the poor and needy in our community! Questions? Call Jim Allen at 754-8897.
Furniture & Appliance Donations
St. Vincent de Paul is now able to accept and pick up donations of furniture and appliances. Lewiston area pickups occur on the first and third Fridays of the month and are coordinated through the St. Vincent de Paul office in Buffalo. Please call the Buffalo office at 882-3360 to schedule a pickup. The furniture or appliance must be located on the first floor (not a basement or second floor location).
Your St. Vincent de Paul Society is here to assist individuals and families in our community who have no where to turn for help, for food and living assistance. Contact the rectory at 754-4118.
St. Peter’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference wants to thank all of our parishioners for their loyal and generous support monetarily and for placing nonperishables in the barrels at the entrances of the church. Your donations are used locally when needed or forwarded to Heart, Love and Soul where the need is extreme. The need is great especially over the summer.
Thank you and God bless you for your generosity. Questions? Call Jim Allen at 754-8897.
Attention St. Peter RC Parish Parishioners