We are happy to announce that St. Julia Parish’s St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Conference (Lincoln/Weston) was awarded a grant of $1,500 for our food pantry from the Metro West Hunger Relief Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest. The Foundation connects philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated local … [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.
FOOD PANTRY: "It takes a village” to open the Saint Vincent de Paul pantry every month. SVdP would like to thank everyone who helps. Once a week the food donated at St Julia is transported to the pantry located at St Joseph. Thanks to the Beaudry Family, the Knollmeyer Family, the Panetta Family and … [Read more...]
We would like once again to thank those who regularly contribute into the poor boxes located at both churches. We have collected a total of $777.88 between Jan 13th and May 17th, 2016. The money collected, as well as some other generous donations, continues to help us assist some of our clients who … [Read more...]
Last weekend the Lincoln Community gathered to celebrate 40 years of the COA and the Recreational Department with a town fair. Over 30 organizations were represented at the fair, including St. Julia Parish St. Vincent de Paul Conference. We provided information to people who might want to support … [Read more...]
Containers are at the doors of both churches and the first floor of the Parish Center for donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry located in St. Joseph Church. Any and ALL non-perishable food items that are within the "sell by date", and paper and cleaning supplies are always needed. This … [Read more...]
SVDP prayers answered! In December 2015, our St. Joseph SVDP Conference applied for, and won, a $20,000 grant from Lincoln’s Codman Family Trust to provide Lincoln families with emergency assistance (in collaboration with other Lincoln agencies). This was a first for us, and we are grateful to Jane … [Read more...]
Thank you very much! St. Julia Parish’s St. Vincent DePaul Society wants to thank everyone who made our Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Outreach Programs extremely successful. We are presently serving 24 households. At Thanksgiving households received a complete meal including a turkey and all … [Read more...]
The St. Julia Parish St. Vincent de Paul Conference is hoping to make the Holidays happier and less of a struggle for our 21 food-pantry families. At Thanksgiving we will provide each family with a turkey and all the ingredients to prepare their meal. For Christmas we hope to give each family a … [Read more...]
This past year our St. Vincent de Paul group has begun to partner with a family support group at Hanscom AFB in Lincoln. Some military families have received help from our food pantry at St. Joseph Church as well as emergency funds for other needs. One family, with a member deployed in Afghanistan, … [Read more...]
Jesus tells His disciples: “Anyone who gives you a drink of water because you belong to Christ will not, I assure you, go without his reward.” As you put your gift in the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul’s Poor Box in either of our churches, know that you are serving Christ’s poor ones. … [Read more...]