Society of St. Vincent de Paul
'Thank you to all who donated to St. Vincent de Paul. On Monday, July 6th, your donations were taken to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in an overflowing truck. They filled up four pallets worth of food and personal care items. Needless to say, they were overjoyed with our donations. Please continue to donate to All Saints through Mary's Pantry, who will still be taking non-perishable food items to give to community members in need. Thank you for your generosity and willingness to help our brothers and sisters in need.'
St. Vincent De Paul was a French Catholic priest who lived in the early 1600s. He dedicated himself to serving the poor while also opposing heresy. Through his ministry in France, he founded the Vincentian order whose focus was helping the sick and dying, like Jesus says when he outlines corporal works of mercy in Matthew 25. It was from the example of St. Vincent’s life that the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded in 1833. The organization focuses on person-to-person services that honor the dignity of each person as a child of God.
The recent riots in Minneapolis left St. Vincent de Paul's thrift store and food bank, 'Vinnie's Hope,' in shambles. Vinnie's Hope feeds 10,000 people each week, moving over eight million pounds of food in the last four years. These free meals assisted the community in South Minneapolis greatly. Learn more about Vinnie's Hope.
In order to keep people fed, Vinnie's Hope needs help from the giving community of All Saints to continue to rebuild the neighborhood. The Gospel of Matthew outlines what the Society of St. Vincent de Paul lives out, “Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me” (Matthew 25:40).
Donations include nonperishable food and personal care items, specifics are found below.