Did you know that the monies collected through donations in the poor boxes at St. Joseph Church go directly to the St. Vincent de Paul Society? Yes, they do! Did you also know that the poor boxes, your generous donations and one annual door collection are the Society's only means of support? Yes, again! Using our poor boxes makes donating whatever amount, large or small, simple and convenient. The poor boxes are located at all the entrances to the Church building, and the Society is grateful for any and all support. Join us as we help our neighbors struggling through difficult times, and thank you for your generous hearts!
Read on to find out more about this caring organization that serves our Parish in collaboration with Outreach.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international organization of laymen and women who seek in a spirit of justice and charity to help the poor, the needy and the disadvantaged through practical works of charity. In the tradition of its founder, Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul, the members of the Society assist the poor through person-to-person service (home visits) providing them with material aid, emotional support and spiritual comfort - whatever is necessary to empower them to become self-sufficient.
Inspired by Gospel values, the Vincentians seek to grow spiritually by carrying out their mission ever mindful of the dignity of the men and women they serve because, in them, the Vincentians see the face of Christ.
Although affiliated with the Catholic Church, the Society helps all people regardless of their race, religion, or background. “No work of charity is foreign to the Society.” “Need, not creed” determines who is helped, and how.
Donations to the Society are always welcome and appreciated so that we can continue serving the community. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Ed Chanda, President, at (631) 669-0068 x 130. Thank you!
And at the St. Joseph Food Pantry, our St. Vincent De Paul Conference members work closely with the Parish Outreach staff and volunteers to offer emergency food to individuals and families who are struggling. Persons in need may call for an appointment or just stop by the Outreach office. If you, a friend, or a neighbor have an immediate need and are not sure where to turn, please call us at the above number.