St. Vincent De Paul Society

If you know of anyone without access to the internet who needs help during the COVID-19 crisis, please have then call 516-676-0676, ext 124 to leave a message. A member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will contact them as soon as possible. We pray that this crisis will be short term and that we will be able to return to our normal operations soon. Thanks and God bless you.

Special Notice from the St. Vincent de Paul Society
If you need help, please reach out to our ministries at St. Boniface Parish. They are here to help. Click here for information.

St. Vincent de Paul

We help people!

In a spirit of justice, charity and personal involvement, the St. Vincent De Paul Society seeks to provide aid and comfort to the poor, the afflicted and the lonely.  Members of the Society make personal home visits; provide advocacy and support usually in the form of food vouchers, financial assistance, clothing and furniture.  (Training provided.)

“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”.  When we pray the Our Father, we ask God to provide our food and necessities. The majority of us receive sufficient food. Others do not. We can be our Father’s instrument by providing “bread” for the needy, particularly during these difficult times. You do this by your contributions to the St. Vincent de Paul Society

Thanks to all who contribute to our St. Boniface St. Vincent de Paul Conference. We were able to help many of our neighbors. Some people had no money for food, others no beds – they were sleeping on the floor – or there was no heat or electricity!

Help Those in Need on Long Island by donating your gently used furniture to the St. Vincent de Paul Society

  • We pick up items
  • We give furniture to our neighbors in need.
  • Your donations are tax-deductible

Buying a new car? Donate Your old one!  Donate your car, boat, motorcycle, or truck to help others!

Help us help others on Long Island by donating your motor vehicle, boat or even real estate.  Proceeds from sales of these items will go directly to helping our neighbors in need.

516-676-0676 x 124

www.svdprvc.org

At the Heart of the Vincentian Ministry is the “home visit”

by pairs of Vincentians, not as invasive bureaucrats, but rather caring representatives of Christ’s love, through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. There is reciprocity, mutuality, in the service of Vincentians through the home visit that transforms the help from something that may have been humiliating into something that is honorable. The Vincentians performed approximately 915 hours in service to those neighbors during the last fiscal year.

The Society initially was started at St. Boniface when parishioners formed a conference in 1934. The “home visit”, unique to the ministry and character of the Society, provides an opportunity for the deprived to communicate their individual needs with dignity in the comfort of their homes, and for the Vincentian visitors to analyze and respond to those identified needs.  The Society respects their privacy and all information is kept confidential.

Sometimes the most appreciated benefit conveyed by the Vincentians is the fact that they cared enough to visit the needy and forgotten, regardless of race or religious belief.

St. Vincent de Paul’s Impact Across LI

 Summary of Services:

  •  Home Visits: 6,003
  •  Volunteer Hours: 119,217
  •  People Helped with Clothing: 3,346
  •  People Helped with Furniture: 1,848
  •  Total People Assisted: 150,000
  •  Hospital/Nursing Home/Hospital Visits: 9,206

The St. Vincent de Paul Society meets on the Third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm in the parish center.

Please call 676-0676 x 124 for details. In the Gospel, we hear Simeon say to Mary: “… your own soul shall be pierced with a sword—so that the thoughts of many hearts may be laid bare.” Your generosity enables the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to bring hope to parents whose hearts are burden with worries and concerns.


Did you know that the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is one of the largest Catholic lay organizations in the world and seeks to relieve suffering through person-to-person involvement of its members with those in need? Vincentian volunteers make home visits to families who ask for help and try to alleviate their stress in some way by offering material, financial and spiritual aid. They also collaborate directly with Parish Outreach in serving the families of the parish.
 
The Society currently has chapters, called Conferences, in 63 parishes on Long Island.
In 2019, SVDPLI provided help for more than 145,000 people. We know the months ahead will be challenging and we have already seen a 144% increase in request for assistance, as many Long Islanders seek the support they need to recover financially from this crisis.
 
Today in our parish, there are families in need of food and/or clothing. There are families facing eviction because they cannot pay the rent or mortgage. These hardships may be a result of a catastrophic illness, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a loss of employment.
Jesus told us that when we feed the hungry, clothe the naked and shelter the homeless,
we feed, clothe and shelter him.
 
We cordially invite you to participate in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s 12th Annual Friends of the Poor 5K Walk/Run, taking place in our parish October 10-18.
 
Unlike past years, Vincentians and participants may walk or run in small groups in their neighborhoods, if they wish. Nonetheless, this event is our largest and longest continually-running fundraising event on Long Island that draws attention to the issue of poverty in our communities, and is especially important now as we emerge from this crisis. Now more than ever, we’re relying on funds raised to provide our volunteers with the resources they need to help our neighbors in need.
 
Your donation to the Friends of the Poor 5K Walk/Run could make the difference for those in temporary need in our community. If you are in a position to give financially, please help our struggling neighbors get back on their feet and on a pathway to self-sufficiency. Thank you!
 
 
For more information, please send an email to jovanna.lemonda@gmail.com.
 

Parish Outreach

If you need help during the COVID-19 crisis, please reach out to our parish ministries. They are here to help. Click Here

During the Covid-19 crisis, St. Boniface Outreach/Pantry operates on a need-to-assist basis.  Please assist us by providing us with the names and addresses of anyone needing food but unable get out to shop.  If you know someone, please call the parish office at 516-676-0676 extension 125 and leave the person’s name, address and telephone number.  

St. Boniface Outreach will arrange to have food delivered, while employing all necessary safety practices.  Thank you, and stay well.

For more information, please call Jody Fleischmann and David Meagher at (516) 676-0676 x 125.