The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Julia Parish Conference, would like to thank all those who helped make this Thanksgiving special for our pan-try clients. We helped 29 households, a total of 65 clients. We are grateful to: the 17 volunteers; St. Julia parishioners for making monetary or … [Read more...]
St. Vincent de Paul- St. Joseph Conference
at St. Julia Parish
Members of SVDP are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to neighbors in need. We are part of a worldwide Catholic lay organization whose mission is to end poverty through systemic change. Our activities in our parish focus on two areas:
The pantry is located at St. Joseph church and is open once a month. We serve 22 families, or 43 people, who receive bags that contain nonperishable foods donated from three sources: parishioner food and monetary donations, donations from other church groups, and about 50% of food comes from the GBFB (Greater Boston Food Bank). Many SVDP volunteers work behind the scenes to ensure that the pantry runs smoothly and meets the needs of its clients. Some provide home deliveries for clients who are disabled or don’t have transportation.
We support families and individuals in emergency situations. We make a personal connection, offer support, gather information, and provide referrals to other agencies. Financial support is usually targeted to meet rent or utility payments, heating oil, car repairs, or medications; a sub-committee of members makes decisions on financial assistance.
Meetings: SVDP meets about eight times each year, from 1-2:30 PM, at St. Joseph Church. Subcommittees meet more frequently, as needed.
Challenges and Chief Needs? New members are needed to visit, work with, and help clients. Monetary donations enable SVDP to continue its work, and can always be given through the "Poor Boxes" in our churches. Donations to the food pantry are needed each month. These can be left in the boxes in each church and our parish center. Email Andrea Jackson at the parish office to volunteer your time.
Looking for help? Call the parish at 781-899-2611 to get connected to the services of the St. Vincent de Paul society.
Thank you all so much for your outpouring of generosity for the parish Thanksgiving Basket project. We raised enough money (over $4000!) and canned goods to supply 25 families at Bristol Lodge and 20 St. Vincent de Paul clients with turkey dinners with all the fixings. In fact, you raised enough … [Read more...]
Thank you to members of our St. Vincent de Paul Conference who hosted Cafe Julia on November 5. The Conference and food pantry are so grateful for the food donations made by 9am Mass-goers each week. To say "thank you" these members of SVDP put in some hard work creating hospitality at Cafe … [Read more...]
The members of St. Julia Parish St Vincent de Paul (SVDP) invite you to attend an information session about who we are and what we do to serve our neighbors in need. It will take place on Saturday, October 28th at the Parish Center in Weston. You may choose to attend one or two sessions: Session A, … [Read more...]
In honor of the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, which is celebrated September 27, the 10.30 Mass on Sunday, October 1st, will be offered for the clients of SVdP, its benefactors and members. We are grateful to all who support our work in so many ways. We couldn't do it without you. … [Read more...]
VERY GOOD NEWS: Our St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) conference was pleased to learn that it had been awarded a $1500 grant from the MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest. The Foundation created the Relief Fund in 2012 after it noticed a dramatic increase in requests for food … [Read more...]
DID YOU KNOW??? St. Julia Parish has a lively and active St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Conference that provides two basic services for its neighbors in Lincoln, Weston, and occasionally families from nearby towns: we run a monthly food pantry for approximately 25 households encompassing about 50 … [Read more...]
THANK YOU!!! The St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Food Pantry members thank all of the children and families who bring food items to donate at the Sunday 9 AM Mass! These are delightful additions to our basic offerings. As a Eucharistic Minister regularly assigned to this Mass, I am able to observe … [Read more...]
On Sunday, March 26, at the 11:15 AM Mass, members, volunteers, and donors are gathering together to celebrate the 400 th Jubilee Year of St. Vincent de Paul’s (SVdP) gift of leadership and inspiration to the St. Julia Parish Conference in Lincoln/Weston in serving our neighbors in need. We invite … [Read more...]
As we have done in previous years, SVdP hopes to give our food pantry clients gift cards to the grocery store of their choice so they can purchase their Easter meal. These gift cards will be of varying amounts depending on the number in the client’s family. The gift cards offer our clients an … [Read more...]