The St. Vincent de Paul ministry seeks to be the hands and feet of Christ by visiting and providing support to the poor in our community. This ministry is an expansion of our HELP Committee, which already includes the Shepherd’s Gate Food Pantry and the Thanksgiving & Christmas deliveries, and focuses on providing emergency financial aid to those outside of our parish who have no where else to turn.
Believing we are all created in God’s image, we offer assistance with empathy, trust and friendship, while preserving the utmost dignity and confidentiality. By visiting the homes of those in need, we strive not only help address their material needs, but we are energized by the awareness that service to our brother or sister in need is in fact an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ.
KNOW SOMEONE IN NEED?
If you are a St. Maria Goretti parishioner in need of assistance, please contact Fr. Kevin directly through our Parish Office.
This ministry serves only those who are not parishioners of St. Maria Goretti and who live either within the Washington Township or Adams Township. At this time, we receive ALL client referrals directly from the Township Trustees. If you are in need of emergency financial assistance, or know someone who is, please direct them to their Township Trustee office at:
1549 E Greyhound Pass
(317) 574-9490, ext. 2
201 S Main Street
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
If you are interested in serving the poor through the St. Vincent de Paul ministry, or are simply interested in learning more, please complete the form below and we will contact you directly! All ministers who perform home visits are to attend bi-weekly meetings at the parish, and will require some flexibility in their schedules due to the urgent nature of the needs of our clients. If you’re not sure whether this ministry is a fit for you, don’t hesitate to reach out for more information! All needed training is provided!