Social Concerns Ministries
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international organization of lay Catholics who organize into small working groups known as “conferences”. At this grass-roots level Vincentians are engaged in person-to-person service with troubled per-sons and families in their immediate neighborhood.
Three specific ways we support our mission are:
Annual Coat & Blanket Drive
We are asking for your support again this year to help give children of our SVDP clients (coordinating with SVDP Perth Amboy) a warm coat or blanket this winter.
Please consider donating new or gently used coats or blankets! Collection bins will be present in the Narthex during all mass times on the weekend of October 21 & 22, 2017. Thank you!
Hotline for Assistance
The SVDP hotline for assistance is: 732-597-1507
As you may know, Immaculate Conception Parish is a member of St. Bartholomew St. Vincent de Paul Conference which helps residents of Spotswood and members of our parish community when they are experiencing financial hardship. We appreciate your generosity and kindness in supporting the St. Vincent de Paul Society since it enables us to help those in need.
School Supply Drive ‐ Thank you! Thank you so much for the awesome response to the Backpack and School Supply drive last weekend! Due to your generosity, many children in less fortunate circumstances will be off to a great start for the new school year.
Poor Boxes – Thank you again! Thank you for your generous donations.to the poor boxes we now have in church at Immaculate Conception! Since the poor boxes were installed in spring, over
$700 has been contributed to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
The St. Bartholomew Conference
Our conference meets on the second Monday of each month at the Parish Center at 7:30pm. We can be reached at 732-597-1507 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If getting involved and helping others is something you've been meaning to do, please consider this an invitation to join us!
Spirit of St. Vincent
“The greatest commandment in the law is to love God with one's whole heart and one's neighbor as oneself (cf. Matt 22:37-40). Christ made this commandment of love of neighbor His own and enriched it with a new meaning. For He wanted to equate Himself with His brethren as the object of this love when He said, ‘As long as you did it for one of these, the least of My brethren, you did it for Me’ (Matt 25:40). Assuming human nature, He bound the whole human race to Himself as a family through a certain supernatural solidarity and established charity as the mark of His disciples, saying, ‘By this will all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another’ (John 13:35).” (Pope Paul VI, Apostolicam Actuositatem, 1965, Sec. II.8)
More info can be found on our Saint Vincent de Paul website, www.ebsvdp.org.
Hotline for Assistance
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