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. 
 

                            

 

Thanksgiving Food Baskets

The St. Vincent de Paul Society will be preparing and distributing Thanksgiving food baskets for the needy of our area again this year. We will be preparing and delivering the baskets on Saturday, November 23 in the school cafeteria. We ask that volunteers arrive at 8:00 a.m. If you can help, please join us! If you have any questions, please call Jim Allen at 754-8897. Thank you!

If you know anyone who might need a food basket, please contact Jim Allen at 754-8897 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! We meet on the first Tuesday of each month in the school. If you are interested in becoming a member, call Jim Allen at 754-8897 (or any SVDP Member) for information.

*Clothing 

As you begin to clean closets, discarding clothing that is no longer in season or no longer fits, you can donate it in the SVDP bins located behind the school in the parking lot, at the Lewiston Senior Center, or at the St. Leo Site of St. Vincent de Paul Parish on Military Road. This clothing will be taken to Buffalo, sorted, and sold in the Buffalo thrift store via vouchers issued by SVDP Conferences around the Diocese, thereby letting our clients get their needs met for free.

*Annual Coat Drive

The annual “Coats for Kids” collection and distribution will also be getting underway soon. Usable winter coats for kids and adults can be dropped at any Capitol Cleaners, including the Lewiston location, and then will be given away to vetted families in need before the snow flies.

Thank you as always for your support and generosity!

*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. 

In addition to our collection barrels, we also have other opportunities to assist those in need:

*Lewiston Redemption Center

Our 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 from Lewiston. Pickups are coordinated through the St. Vincent de Paul office in Buffalo and occur on the first and third Fridays of the month. Please call the Buffalo office at 882-3360 if you would like to schedule a pickup. At this time, their office will only schedule pickups from Lewiston addresses; they will not pick up items if the residence is located in Youngstown. Also, please note that the furniture or appliance must be located on the first floor of the building, not a basement or second floor location.

As always, thank you for your generosity!

If you know someone who might need help please contact Mike Roemer at 472-5886 with the name and phone number of the person.


Thanksgiving Baskets

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.


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!


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). 


 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
2019-20 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.