St. Vincent de Paul lived in France in the 17th century. He was the founder of the Congregation of the Mission, and with St. Louise de Marillac, founded the Daughters of Charity. He spent his life caring for the poor.
Our St. Vincent de Paul Society follows the example of its founder, and provides spiritual and financial support for those who are struggling financially. We provide assistance with food, heating, housing costs, and temporary assistance and shelter.
Our poor boxes are located near the front doors of the church. The boxes are actually a couple of 3-foot-high x 6-inch-diameter metal cylinders, with open slits on the top. All donations, by check or cash, are welcome. 100% of your gift supports the poor in Walpole and is distributed by the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Our local conference of this worthy organization has been able to help numerous families in their time of need, due to your generosity. On your way out of church please say a special prayer for the poor and forgotten, as you place your gift in the poor box. Thank you on behalf of those who have received your gracious gifts!
Call 508-668-4700 ext 1004 for more information about the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
St. Francis House in Boston provides shelter and services for poor and homeless people in Boston.
Several times each year, usually in the fall and summer, we conduct clothing drives to support the efforts of St. Francis House. Please help us help them by collecting your gently used clothing and bringing it to our clothing drives. Clothes is collected at the garages near the side entrance to the church.
On the second Saturday of each month, volunteers provide a hearty meal of meatloaf, salad, vegetables, bread, and drinks, for about 80-100 hungry people in the Attleboro area, through the efforts of our Social Justice Group.
On the first weekend of the month, sign up sheets for volunteers to set up, serve, and clean up on Saturday morning are available at the main doors of the church. Cards are also available for those who would like to provide the food and supplies for this meal, with instructions as to where to drop it off and when. Baskets are always available at the doors of the church.
For more information, or to get involved, email Patty and Ed Black
The hungry body of Christ thanks you!