St. Vincent de Paul

image001Meetings: Twice a month, September through June.  First meeting will be the Thursday after the Parish Council meeting at 3:00 p.m. in the rectory. Second meeting 15 days later at 7:00 p.m. in the church basement.

Click HERE for the website of The Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Buffalo, New York.

Activities

  • Home visits to shut-ins
  • Transporting parishioners to mass; “arranged individually”
  • Fall Crop Walk
  • Annual clothing drive with Saint Vincent de Paul truck
  • Thanksgiving liturgy participation, month’s rent for Lackawanna Food Pantry
  • Bulletin publicity for donations, activities, finding needy
  • Four person “disaster response” team
  • Food basket distribution at Thanksgiving, Christmas, two per month and when needed
  • Referrals to agencies more able to help (Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul Society store, Lackawanna Food Pantry, soup kitchens, Presbyterian Clothing Store in Lackawanna)
  • Volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul Society store and kitchen on Main Street, Buffalo

Income

  • Hunger Bowl, Thanksgiving Collection, donations
  • Collect food in bride’s room throughout year
  • Clothing picked up when requested, taken to Lackawanna
  • Clothing Store
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society clothing truck collection, yearly
  • Special needs/requests of clothing, furniture advertised in Bulletin, picked up, delivered

Disbursal

  • Food to Lackawanna Food Pantry
  • Clothing to Presbyterian Clothing Store in Lackawanna
  • Annual clothing drive to SVDP Store
  • Baby furniture and supplies to Harvest House, Seneca Street
  • Special needs/requests delivered
  • Food baskets Thanksgiving, Christmas, special needs
  • Money needs through rectory, or Treasurer plus another member
  • food vouchers, pay bills, no cash