St Vincent de Paul Society



St. Vincent dePaul Society

     The St. Vincent dePaul Society (Société Saint Vincent de Paul) was created in France in 1833 by Frédéric Ozanam to help poor people living in the slums of Paris. The Society is part of the VIncentian family, which includes amnog others two orders formed by St VIncent de Paul himself for the service of the poor. The American branch of the society was created in 1845 in St Louis, MS. The Society has 800,000 members in 140 countries around the world.
     The Society, a Catholic lay organization, is over 100 years old and was founded on the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron St. Vincent dePaul to service those who are in need.  Locally we provide food vouchers to the local market, sometimes supplementing the vouchers with non-perishable items from our food pantry which our parishioners donate to eachmonth. We have helped with fuel for some elderly, helped with paying utility bills, and can be a source for seeking other aid.

     Through the Boston Conference, we have been instrumental in awarding scholarships to several students in Our Lady’s Academy.

     Our Lady's St. Vincent dePaul Society helps the needy of our parish.  Below please read some information on the various ways we help those in need:  food pantry, clothing drives, the annual Christmas Giving Tree and more.  Please contact our St. Vincent dePaul Society if you or someone you know needs help. All calls are confidential. You may call the parish office at 781-894-3481 x2 or email us at and one of our members will contact you.

The food pantry is stocked because of donations made on the third weekend of each month by parishioners who want to help those in need. Requested donations are tuna fish, mayonnaise, jars of pasta sauce, small canned hams, peanut butter, jelly, cans of spaghetti O’s or ravioli and children’s snacks. These items can be left in the designated baskets at each door of the church.  A sincere word of thanks to all who continue to support the food pantry, which helps us fulfill the mission of St. Vincent dePaul in their efforts to assist the less fortunate of the parish. We are grateful for your contributions each month.
St. Vincent dePaul sponsors the clothes bin on the Belmont side of the church parking lot.  Please remember only clothes are allowed in the bin.  Fall is “clean out your closet” time, and remember that any gently used clothing can be dropped off in the St. Vincent de Paul box located on the Belmont side of the church parking lot.

Our Lady's St.Vincent dePaul Society is funded primarily by the blue and white donation boxes located at all the church doors, and by individual donations. Donations may be mailed to our St. Vincent dePaul Conference at:  

Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted

Attn:  St. Vincent dePaul

920R Trapelo Road

Waltham, MA  02452  

To find out more information about St. Vincent dePaul Society, please go to the National Council of the United States Saint Vincent de Paul, Inc.  Also, please see the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Archdiocese of Boston. If you are interested in becoming a member, we would love to hear from you. 

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