“It is true that we can also have compassion for others merely because suffering is an evil in its own right. This compassion is also good. But it does not really become charity unless it sees Christ in the one suffering and has mercy on him with the mercy of Christ. Jesus had pity on… Read More »
We have been partnering with our SVDP Pantry in Perth Amboy for a number of years for their annual First Communion Project. Low income families in the Perth Amboy area rely on the pantry for many needs. Some families that have children preparing to receive First Communion cannot afford Communion outfits and accessories for their… Read More »
“Charity must never look to the past, but always to the future, because the number of its past works is still very small and the present and future miseries that it must alleviate are infinite.” (Frédéric Ozanam, Letter to Leonce Curnier, 23-Feb-1835)
The Giving Tree will be in the Narthex during Thanksgiving week. The tree will be adorned with paper ornaments, each describing an age-appropriate gift for a member of a family supported by SVDP efforts. Please consider taking an ornament and bringing some Christmas cheer to the hearts of people in need.
There will be a special collection at the 9:00am Mass on Thanksgiving Day morning for the benefit of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for the poor. Envelopes that can be used for donations will be in the back of the church starting 11/18. As always, thank you for your kindness and support.
We are asking for your support again this year to help give children of our SVDP clients (coordinating with SVDP Perth Amboy) a warm coat or blanket this winter. Please consider donating new or gently used coats or blankets! Collection bins will be present in the Narthex during all mass times on the weekend of… Read More »
Purchasing backpacks and school supplies can be very difficult for low income families struggling to make ends meet. We are asking for your support again this year to help give children of our SVDP clients some of the tools they need to be ready for school. Your donations of supplies can make a real difference… Read More »
“In other words, amid the thicket of precepts and prescriptions, Jesus clears a way to seeing two faces, that of the Father and that of our brother. He does not give us two more formulas or two more commands. He gives us two faces, or better yet, one alone: the face of God reflected in… Read More »
“The desire for closeness to Christ requires us to draw near to our brothers and sisters, for nothing is more pleasing to the Father than a true sign of mercy. By its very nature, mercy becomes visible and tangible in specific and powerful acts. Once mercy has been truly experienced, it is impossible to turn… Read More »
Our St. Vincent de Paul conference would particularly like to thank the scouts and adult leaders of the St. Bartholomew’s Boy Scout Troop 109 (Justin Dumas, Jayvee Dumas, Norman Dumas, Christian D’Onofrio, Andrew Takhistov, and Paul Takhistov) for their effort in helping to collect and deliver donated furniture items to a local needy SVdP client… Read More »