The work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is the Gospel message in action: I was hungry, I was thirsty, I was a stranger, I was naked, I was sick - and you cared.
Our St Vincent de Paul ministry here at St Augustine-St Francis Xavier has been ongoing at St Francis Xavier since 1892. Over those many years, parishioners have responded to the needs of the poor in our community through two World Wars, the Spanish Flu epidemic, and the Great Depression. We have helped people with issues such as paying rent, finding an apartment, dealing with legal matters, completing applications for assistance, assisting with funeral costs, and assisting with holiday gifts through the annual Christmas Giving Tree. The distribution of food to those who need it is probably the most visible function to parishioners, as they generously provide donations for the pantry. The people who come to us know that their needs and requests will be kept confidential.
Should you be in need of any assistance, please reach out to us. Our walk-in hours are Wednesdays, from 1-3PM. We work out of the church building on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Carroll Street. You enter through the gate on Carroll Street at the back of the church building. You can also call the Parish Office at (718) 638-1880.
Our St.Vincent De Paul ministry welcomes new members. We would especially like to have those with legal, social/community service, and health care expertise to act as consultants when needs arise. Expertise in these areas is sorely needed. We could also use help bagging groceries. If you are interested in joining us, please call the Parish Office at (718) 638-1880.
If you would like to support our work by making a financial contribution to the Society, you can do so by clicking on this link:
Thank you and May God Bless You!