Saint Vincent De Paul Society

The 25th Year of McDonalds for the Homeless Christmas Outreach

Mary Klug and the St. Vincent de Paul Society are going to collect McDonald gift cards for the homeless again this year. We are again starting a little earlier this year, as we would like to include a gift card in each of the back packs that SVDP are distributing to the homeless in Jefferson Park in November.

You may drop your McDonald’s gift cards off at the Rectory: attention Kathy Mullins or a cash donation if you’d rather. Please only purchase $5 or $10 cards these amounts are more fair to distribute. You make this yearly endeavor possible, and we thank you so very much!!

How did the Society of St. Vincent de Paul get its start? The Society was founded in 1833 in Paris by Frédéric Ozanam. As a college student, Ozanam and his companions were moved by the plight of the poor and challenged to put their Catholic faith into action. They adopted St. Vincent de Paul as the Society’s patron because he cared for the poor, forgotten and downtrodden of Paris.

The Saint Vincent De Paul Society was first started at Saint Tarcissus in 1926. Today the Saint Vincent De Paul members faithfully carry on the tradition of the Patron Saint of the poor. No act of charity is foreign to the needs of the poor. The Society is an association of lay Catholic men and women gathered together with the goal of increasing their spiritual growth by serving the needs of people in trouble. Several of our activities include person-to-person service to those in need with anonymity given to those being served, home visits, support for two food pantries, and assistance to soup kitches. The Saint Vincent De Paul Conference at Saint Tarcissus follows the gospel message in action... I was hungry... I was thirsty... I was a stranger... I was naked... I was sick... I was in prison... and you cared.

Persons needing more information, or if you are interested in joining the conference here at Saint Tarcissus, please call the rectory at 773-763-8228.

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St. Vincent De Paul Drop Boxes and Pick-ups

St. Vincent DePaul Drop Boxes are located in our parking lot. We ask that all donated items such as, clothing for Men, Women, Children, shoes and linens, be in useable condition not needing any repair or immediate cleaning. Thank you for your generosity.

St. Vincent DePaul now has a box in the church vestibule for non-perishable food items. You may bring food anytime now and place it this box. This is for non-perishable food items only. We ask that all other items such as clothing for Men, Women, Children, shoes and linens, be in useable condition and dropped in the boxes located in our parking lot. Thank you for your generosity.

This is a list of items that the Vincent De Paul Family Thrift Stores takes for donations:

Clothing - Men, Women, Children, Infants.
Linens, Dishes, Pots, Pans, Small Working Appliances, Shoes, Bric-a-Brac,
Pictures, Picture Frames, Figurines, Etc.
Books - Children, Fictional, Cookbooks, Novels.

If you want to arrange a pick-up for furniture, PLEASE call at 773-779-6700, pick-ups are arranged at least two weeks to a month in advance.

WE DO NOT TAKE: Mattresses and box springs, sleeper sofas, console TVs and radios, exercise equipment, rugs, baby car seats, baby furniture and highchairs; large appliances, desks, office furniture, pianos, sewing machines, old computers, toys, games, puzzles, text books, encyclopedias or luggage.

We ask that all donated items be in good usable condition not needing any repair or immediate cleaning.

Does the Society of St. Vincent de Paul take cash donations? - Yes! St. Vincent DePaul has a “poor box” in the church vestibule where you can insert cash or checks. Did you know that St. Vincent DePaul USA provided nearly $1 billion in tangible and in-kind services, served more than 14 million people in need, performed more than two million service visits and delivered more than 11 million service hours to those in need in 2014?

Thank you for your generosity.

Feel free to call with questions or concerns!
Parish Office
773-763-8228 or e-mail at mail@sttars.org