How did the Society of St. Vincent de Paul get its start? The Society was founded in 1833 in Paris by Frédéric Ozanam. As a college student, Ozanam and his companions were moved by the plight of the poor and challenged to put their Catholic faith into action. They adopted St. Vincent de Paul as the Society’s patron because he cared for the poor, forgotten and downtrodden of Paris.
The Saint Vincent De Paul Society was first started at Saint Tarcissus in 1926. Today the Saint Vincent De Paul members at St. Elizabeth of the Trinity faithfully carry on the tradition of the Patron Saint of the poor. No act of charity is foreign to the needs of the poor. The Society is an association of lay Catholic men and women gathered together with the goal of increasing their spiritual growth by serving the needs of people in trouble. Several of our activities include person-to-person service to those in need with anonymity given to those being served, home visits, support for two food pantries, and assistance to soup kitchens. The Saint Vincent De Paul Conference at St. Elizabeth of the Trinity follows the gospel message in action… I was hungry… I was thirsty… I was a stranger… I was naked… I was sick… I was in prison… and you cared.
Persons needing more information, or if you are interested in joining the conference here at St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, please call the Rectory at 773-763-8228.
St. Vincent De Paul Drop Boxes and Pick-ups
St. Vincent DePaul Drop Boxes are located on either side of the main entrance to the gym (5859 N Moody). We ask that all donated items such as, clothing for Men, Women, Children, shoes and linens, be in useable condition not needing any repair or immediate cleaning. Thank you for your generosity.
Our Parish Food Pantry accepts the following needed items :
- Cereal, Coffee and Tea
- Tuna, Chicken, Ham
- Canned Fruit & Vegetables
- Peanut Butter, Jelly
- Rice, Pasta & Spaghetti Sauce
- Sugar, Cooking Oil
We ask that all other items such as clothing for Men, Women, Children, shoes and linens, be in useable condition and dropped in the boxes located in our parking lot. Thank you for your generosity.
This is a list of items that the Vincent De Paul Family Thrift Stores takes for donations:
Clothing – Men, Women, Children, Infants.
Linens, Dishes, Pots, Pans, Small Working Appliances, Shoes, Bric-a-Brac,
Pictures, Picture Frames, Figurines, Etc.
Books – Children, Fictional, Cookbooks, Novels.
If you want to arrange a pick-up for furniture, PLEASE call 773-779-6700, pick-ups are arranged at least two weeks to a month in advance.
WE DO NOT TAKE: Mattresses and box springs, sleeper sofas, console TVs and radios, exercise equipment, rugs, baby car seats, baby furniture and highchairs; large appliances, desks, office furniture, pianos, sewing machines, old computers, toys, games, puzzles, text books, encyclopedias or luggage.
We ask that all donated items be in good usable condition not needing any repair or immediate cleaning.
Does the Society of St. Vincent de Paul take cash donations? – Yes! St. Vincent DePaul has a “poor box” in the church vestibule where you can insert cash or checks.
You can also donate at any time through Faith Direct.
Did you know that St. Vincent DePaul USA provided nearly $1 billion in tangible and in-kind services, served more than 14 million people in need, performed more than two million service visits and delivered more than 11 million service hours to those in need in 2014?
Thank you for your generosity.