St. Vincent de Paul Conference
St. Mary's St. Vincent de Paul Conference was organized on November 25, 1958 by Rev. Edward J. Sullivan, then Pastor. The conference is a member of the International Society of St. Vincent de Paul first established in 1833 in Paris, France and now located in 135 countries throughout the world.
Our conference is composed of seven parishioners, men and women, who seek their own personal holiness through works of charity. The prinicipal objective is to respond to the needs of the less fortunate in our parish and community, who have a temporary and unforeseen financial need. The conference does not receive any parish funds, relying instead on the Poor Box donations located at the doors of the Church and the donations of many regular benefactors.
Assistance has been provided in the form of food, clothing, furniture, housing, prescriptions, electric and gas utility bills, home heating, gasoline and emergency automotive repair. The conference has three collection boxes behind the Rectory garage for donations of clean and usable men's, women's and children's clothing. Donations of clean and functional furniture can be picked up by the Society's trucks by appointment.
Our conference acknowledges, with extreme gratitude, those parishioners who have been regular and faithful benefactors, many anonymously. Your generosity makes this ministry possible. Anyone seeking assistance should contact the Parish Office, 781-545-3335.