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Social Concerns Ministries

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

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 persons and families in their immediate neighborhood.

Three specific ways we support our mission are:

  1. Through preparing, delivering, and serving meals every other week at the Ozanam Family Shelter in Edison
  2. Through collecting and distributing food through our own local Food Pantry here in our parish
  3. Through person-to-person casework with troubled persons and families in our immediate neighborhood

Hotline for Assistance

The SVDP hotline for assistance is: 732-597-1507

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 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

“In other words, amid the thicket of precepts and prescriptions, Jesus clears a way to seeing two faces, that of the Father and that of our brother. He does not give us two more formulas or two more commands. He gives us two faces, or better yet, one alone: the face of God reflected in so many other faces. For in every one of our brothers and sisters, especially the least, the most vulnerable, the defenseless and those in need, God’s very image is found. Indeed, with the scraps of this frail humanity, the Lord will shape his final work of art. For ‘what endures, what has value in life, what riches do not disappear? Surely these two: the Lord and our neighbor. These two riches do not disappear!’” (Pope Francis, Apostolic Exhortation: Gaudete et Exsultate, 2018, #61)

Debbie Weydert

Hotline for Assistance
Phone: 732-597-1507


Upcoming Events
Saturday-Sunday, August 17-18
Backpack and School Supplies Collection
Collection bins will be present in the Narthex during all mass times on the weekend of Aug. 17-18, 2019.

Purchasing backpacks and school supplies can be very difficult for low income families struggling to make ends meet. We are asking for your support again this year to help give children of our SVDP clients some of the tools they need to be ready for school. Your donations of supplies can make a real difference to them.

In addition to backpacks, some examples of school supplies are: Wide ruled spiral notebooks, marbled composition notebooks, glue sticks, Black/ blue ballpoint pens, #2 Pencils, 24 Pack crayons, pink erasers, rulers, multi-pocket folders, pencil pouches, highlighters, facial tissues, colored markers, and dry erase markers.

Please consider making a donation! Thank you!

Saturday-Sunday, August 17-18
Monthly Food Drive
Donations are gratefully accepted in the Narthex of the Church before and after all Masses.

The pantry is in need of the following items: fruit juice, apple juice, coffee & tea, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, dish detergent, laundry detergent, napkins, pasta sauce, sugar, vegetable oil, salad dressing, ketchup, mustard, jelly/jam, cookies/snacks, canned fruit/applesauce, canned pasta, tuna, mayonnaise, mac & cheese, rice, canned tomatoes/ sauce, deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo.

Please check the expiration date of your donations as we cannot use expired food.

We appreciate any support in terms of food or monetary donations that you can give us. Please refrain from leaving food donations in the Narthax or the school cafeteria at other times of the month. If you have a donation that cannot wait until our regular monthly collection, please call the SVDP hotline at 732-597- 1507 or contact Debbie Wagner at As always, we are truly grateful for the parish’s support of our work with the poor.

Thank you for your generosity.

Monday, August 19
Monthly Meeting

Thursday, August 22
Ozanam Food Dropoff
5:00pm – 5:15pm in the parking lot behind the church

Thursday, August 22
Ozanam Food Service
5:30pm– 7:30pm

Please meet in the parking lot behind the church, we will carpool to the shelter in Edison

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