St. Vincent de Paul Society

St. Eleanor Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society

                                Commissioning of Members September 15, 2019

 

 

History

  • Catholic lay organization founded in 1833 calling women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering

  • Founder-Blessed Frédéric Ozanam and Patron-St. Vincent de Paul

  • St. Eleanor Conference established and active since 2002

 

 Mission Statement

A network of friends, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness in building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need

 

Active Members:

  • Participate regularly in Conference meetings, prayer and fellowship

  • Partner with neighbors in need in the Collegeville area who seek help

  • Are received formally as a Vincentian brother or sister into the Society’s Conference

 

Monthly ‘Conference’ Meetings:

  • Held the first Monday of the month in Kateri Hall starting at 7 pm

  • General agenda includes Opening prayer and meditation, Treasury and Committee reports, Review of Special Projects (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas), new initiatives, Neighbor (Client) Reports, Secret Collection and Closing Prayer

  • Guests and prospective members are welcome to attend but will be dismissed prior to the confidential Neighbor (Client)Reports

 

You can:

  • Learn more about becoming a Vincentian by calling the St. Eleanor Parish Office at 610 489 1647 x43.  A member of SVdP will return your call and answer any questions.

  • Fund SVdP with a cash or Scrip/gift card donation placed in the church Poor Box or dropped off at the Parish Office to assist financial needs of neighbors.

  • Help keep the Pantry well stocked by placing nonperishable groceries, paper goods and personal items in the SVdP bins in the Church Narthex

  • Pray that together YOU & I will always meet God’s call to care for those in need.

 

 

 “Don’t think that it’s a small thing to be devoted to the relief of those in distress.”   Vincent de Paul

Food Pantry Items Needed

All nonperishable donations are welcome but below is a list of Items most appreciated by neighbors in need when visiting the Food Pantry.

Breakfast: Cereal (some child friendly), complete pancake mix and syrup

              Lunch/Dinner: lunchbox items, microwaveable complete meals,                                 pasta sauce, soup, rice,  tuna, canned potatoes, canned fruit,                  condiments, salad dressings, flour, sugar, snack items

Personal items: toothpaste, deodorant, hand soap, shampoo, laundry detergent, toilet paper and paper towels                    

Contact

610-489-1647

church@steleanor.com

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