St. Vincent dePaul

 
ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY
 
The St. Vincent de Paul Society meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the school. At Thanksgiving and Christmas, we 
meets twice a month as members prepare to distribute food to families that need help in providing traditional holiday meals. 
 If you are interested in joining this wonderful ministry and following in the footsteps of St. Vincent in helping the poor, please come to one of our meetings or call the rectory for more information. 

Donation Barrels

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).


Clothing Donations

You can donate clothing by dropping it off at the St. Vincent de Paul boxes at the Lewiston Senior Center on Lower River Road or at the St. Leo site of St. Vincent de Paul Parish on Military Road. The blue box in our St. Peter’s parking lot will return when the parking lot and playground construction is completed.

As always, thank you for your generosity!

“Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.” Matthew 14:19-21.

This year, our St. Vincent de Paul Society experienced our own “loaves and fishes” moment with our holiday food baskets. Due to a mix up, one of our largest canned food donors could not donate to us this year. This resulted in us using up all of our donated food for the Thanksgiving baskets, with nothing left for the Christmas ones. We put the call out to our parishioners who came through with extremely generous donations of canned foods and dry goods. One of our parishioners, Mr. Vic Muto, actually donated a van-full of food that he purchased for us. We ended up with so much food that we couldn't fit it all into our baskets. We donated several cases of leftover food to the Divine Mercy Food Pantry in Niagara Falls for distribution to the poor throughout the year. May God bless all of you for your generosity and support.

 


 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

 Your Parish St. Vincent DePaul Conference is strengthening our outreach ministry at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Home. Volunteers are needed to accompany St. Vincent Members as we call upon residents, especially those who do not receive many visitors. Are you willing to share an hour of your time on the 1st Sunday of the Month and brighten a resident’s day? If you would like more information, please give Jim Allen a call at 754-8897. 


 
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For more information on the St. Vincent de Paul Society-Buffalo
 
 
All Are Welcome
2016-17 Officers:
President – Jim Allen (716) 754-8897
Vice President – Mike Roemer 
Secretary – Linus Ormsby 
Treasurer – Alan Schug 
  

Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (or Vincentians) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually through acts of charity. They believe that our blessings of time, talent and treasure are meant to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need. 

Blessed Frederic Ozanam, together with other young students, founded the society in 1833 in Paris. They developed their method of service under the guidance of Sister (now Saint) Rosalie Rendu, a Daughter of Charity who was prominent in her service in the slums of Paris. The society is named for St. Vincent de Paul, the universal patron of charitable works. 

The religious congregation he founded, the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians), sponsors Niagara University.