St. Mary's Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul


The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

 Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 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.

 The St Mary’s Conference provides direct help to anyone in the community in need.  Working with other churches and helping agencies, the St Mary’s Conference provides assistance with a wide variety of needs, most often this means help with rent, utility bills, clothing, food, or furniture.  The vast majority of the money donated stays in the Bellevue community.

 How the St. Mary’s Conference of SVdP helps;

 Home visits are in integral part of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Those in need of assistance are met as brothers and sisters in Christ. By visiting someone in their home, we help them feel more at ease. And what’s often as important as the tangible assistance, our direct service lifts spirits, renews hope and draws us closer to God. Click here for a short video depicting our work.

Bundle Sunday: Twice-yearly collections of clothes and small household items. Donations are distributed to the three thrift stores in the area or given directly to those in need.

Angel Tree: During home visits throughout the year we evaluate our client’s need for help at Christmas. These are the people behind the ‘Angels’ on the ‘Angel Tree’.  In the week before Christmas the gifts donated by the parishioners are delivered.

More Info: If you would like to learn more, we meet on the 3rd Monday at 7 pm. Contact Drew McGiffin at (402) 517-2172 or svdp.drew@gmail.com for details. There are envelopes near the entrances for those wishing to help financially. You might also like this video from the Archdiocese SVdP Office

 

 

Area Food Pantries

(Information listed here is presumed accurate as of the date of publication.  Neither St. Vincent de Paul nor St. Mary's Church is responsible for inaccuracies.)

Bellevue Human Services/Bellevue Ministerial Food Pantry
1908 Hancock Street
402-292-2961
Hours:  Mon - Thurs 10am - 2pm

Bellevue Public Schools - Mission Middle School
2202 Washington St
May 17, 2017  5pm - 6:30pm

Salvation Army Food Pantry - Kroc Center
2825 Y Street
Omaha, NE
402-905-3539
Tue and Thurs 9am - 11am and 1pm - 3:30pm

Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
2101 Leavenworth St
Omaha, NE
402-346-5445
Thurs 9am - 1pm

Juan Diego Center
5211 South 31st Street
Omaha, NE
402-731-5413
Mon, Tue 9:30am - 11:30am; Wed 4pm - 6pm; Thu, Fri 9:30am - 11:30am

Bellevue Church of Christ
24th and Madison
Bellevue, NE 68005
402-291-3585
Tuesdays 10am - noon