Inspired by Gospel values, SVdP, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder Blessed Frédéric Ozanam and patron St. Vincent de Paul.
SVdP offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served.
While no work of charity is foreign to the Society, we at SMMP help those in our local area with basic needs such as shelter (rent or mortgage payments), food, medication, utilities and gasoline. We give aid to parishioners and those living within our parish boundaries no matter their faith. Should you need assistance, contact the parish office (630) 369-0777.
Should you wish to contribute, SVdP envelopes are in the narthex and can be placed in the collection basket.
Donations hamper in our church
Donations can be placed any time in the large blue hamper located in the upper hallway just off the narthex. We collect:
- small housewares
Donations help supply the six thrift stores in the Joliet diocese. Proceeds from the thrift stores are distributed back to the parishes where funds are needed.
For donations of furniture and larger items, call (630) 231-4658 to arrange free pick up at your home
- Cars are accepted, running or not
- Cars in best condition are given directly to those in need, often allowing someone to maintain to a job
- Cars in poorer condition are sold at auction with proceeds used to make sensible, minor repairs on cars
SVdP frequently has several people on the waiting list in need of a car. Contact 630-293-9755 for more details.