Society of St. Vincent de Paul Our Mother of Perpetual Help Conference
Spirituality, Friendship, Service
These are the three cornerstones of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. If you are interested in serving those in need within our parish boundaries, and putting your faith into action, please join us the first Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Gathering Area at Our Lady of Fatima to learn more about the work of our conference. A little time and a caring heart are all you need.
St. Vincent de Paul Food Depot News
The St. Vincent de Paul Food Depot is in dire need of paper products!
The State Bridge Cards given to our clients cannot be used to purchase paper products. All of us can appreciate how necessary these items are to a household. Please cut coupons, watch the sales and donate whatever you can. Your donations may be placed on the table in the nook of the Fatima Gathering Area or on a table in the back of the Church at St. James. Your help is needed and deeply appreciated. Thank you all for your generosity.
Update From Our
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference
For the first 6 months of this year, our conference has helped 101 families. The majority of our cases have been Oak Park residents asking for assistance with water bills to prevent shut-offs. Many of these families have young children and you can only imagine the deplorable conditions living in a home without water. They also face eviction because the City considers a home without water uninhabitable.
Other assistance went to families for rent, DTE Energy bills, and miscellaneous vital needs. The Food Bank distributes food to those requesting it. Vouchers are given to our clients for clothing and household items from the Thrift Store. The need is great and ongoing. Since we no longer receive St. Vincent de Paul envelopes our donations have fallen off considerably and we have had to decrease our help to our friends in the community who because of unemployment, illness or other misfortune are unable to cover their expenses. We urge you to find it in your heart to contribute whatever amount you can each month by placing your contribution in an envelope marked SVdP and putting it in the collection basket. Bless you for all you've done and for all you can continue to do. We need your help to help others.
St. Vincent de Paul Friends Walk—Our annual Friends Walk will be held on Sat. Sept. 28th at 9:00 a.m. in the beautiful Belle Isle State Park. This annual event is a fund raiser for the SVdP conferences and all monies raised stay in their parish. This is an exciting and fun event and if you would like to participate please call Christine at 248-398-2544 or Janet at 248-541-2596. If you would like to make a contribution to this worthy cause, please place it in an envelope marked SVdP Friends Walk and place it in the collection basket. Thank you for your support.
Our conference is proud to report we recently received an Award for Excellence plaque from the District Council for the performance of our conference. We welcome you to join us at our meetings. We normally meet the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the gathering area in Oak Park.
The fundamental elements of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are Friendship, Spirituality and Service. It is the aim of all Vincentians (members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul) to continually grow in these area. Membership is open to all individuals who desire to help those in need and want to follow the spirit of the founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam and the Vincentian’s patron and namesake, St. Vincent de Paul.
The Our Mother of Perpetual Help Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference provides critical support to the residents within the boundaries of our parish (Oak Park, Ferndale, and Royal Oak Township). Through their hands-on charitable work they are a vital part of the community, offering food assistance, emergency support and relief services to help enhance the lives of the less fortunate in our area.
The Conference meets at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of each month in the Gathering Area in Oak Park.