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:
- Through preparing, delivering, and serving meals every other week at the Ozanam Family Shelter in Edison
- Through collecting and distributing food through our own local Food Pantry here in our parish
- 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 email@example.com. 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)
|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,
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
|Saturday-Sunday, August 17-18 |
Monthly Food Drive
Donations are gratefully accepted in the Narthex of the Church before and after all Masses.
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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 |
|Thursday, August 22 |
Ozanam Food Dropoff
5:00pm – 5:15pm in the parking lot behind the church
|Thursday, August 22|
Ozanam Food Service
Please meet in the parking lot behind the church, we will carpool to the shelter in Edison
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