St. Vincent de Paul

 

 

St. Vincent de Paul Society

410-371-3509

(Please leave a voice mail response. You will receive a return call.)

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What Does "Caring For Neighbors In Need" Mean At Sacred Heart?

 

Q: How Do We Find Those In Need?

 

Q: How Do We Help?

 

Q: How Are We Funded?

 

 

 

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul Society

"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me."  Matthew 25:40

 

History

The Sacred Heart Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is part of an international organization founded in 1833 by Frederick Ozanam. Its primary purpose is to care for neighbors in need in the name of Jesus Christ. SVDP seeks, in a spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are suffering.

 

At Sacred Heart we coordinate collections of school supplies, food, and personal and health items. We also coordinate and distribute baskets for needy families at Christmas.

 

Misson

The primary mission of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Baltimore is Caring for Neighbors in Need.

 

In the spirit of love and compassion, the St. Vincent de Paul Society provides human services to needy individuals and families without regard to race, religion, or national origin. The Society meets basic needs while inspiring hope and empowering people to meet their full potential.

 

How You Can Help

Volunteer

You can become a member of Sacred Heart Conference of SVDP. Our formal meetings are kept to a minimum, every other month, September thru May. If you are interested in becoming a member, please telephone, leave your name and number at 410-371-3509. We will contact you.

 

Donations to the Poor

You can contribute money by placing your donation in the Poor Box as you exit Church. In doing so, you are helping your neighbors in need. Another way you can donate is to purchase Food Lion Gift Certificates and place them in the Poor Box.

 

Food Contributions

The 4th Sunday of every month is the designated time for you to help restock our pantry here at Sacred Heart. Please bring a bag of nutritious, non-perishable food. Suggested items include non-perishables such as: canned meats or stew, chunky soups, pasta sauce, tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, canned vegetables or fruit, boxed potatoes, rice, noodles, tomato paste.

 

Support Special Projects

The Parish Bulletin identifies outreach projects sponsored by SVDP. These scheduled monthly projects include:

  • August: Collection of school supplies

  • October: Food collection - Thanksgiving and Christmas - for our sister parish, the Church of St. Therese, Virginia

  • November/December: Christmas gifts for the needy

  • March/April: Food and first aid for our own parish as well as our Sister Parishes, the Church of Saint Therese in Virginia and the Church of Saint Ann in Baltimore.

  • July: Collection of toilet articles for the Community Crisis Center in Reisterstown

  • We support our sister parishes, St. Ann Church in Baltimore and St. Therese Church in Virginia, with special projects as are needed, and we have a cooperative relationship with the Community Crisis Center in Reisterstown, the Hannah More Shelter for women and children in Reisterstown, and Tender Care Pregnancy Center in Westminster.

Prayer

Pray for Social Justice, that we might see an end to hunger and homelessness. Pray also for workers, so they may earn a living wage that enables them to meet the basic needs of their families.

 

Need Assistance?

The St. Vincent dePaul Society is operated by volunteers of the parish and offers a wide range of assistance to those in need within our demographic area. Help is available with food, rent, utilities and other areas of determined need. If we are unable to meet your needs, referrals may be offered. The convent, rectory or parish center does not offer any immediate aid. For assistance, call 410-371-3509 and leave a message on the voice mail with your name, phone number where you can be reached, and the type of help you need. A volunteer will return your call within 24-48 hours. The volunteers check the mail box periodically throughout the day, but if the voice mail box is full when you call, wait 2 hours before trying again.