Contact: 978 475-0050 x49
Inspired by Gospel values and in the tradition of founder and patron Blessed Frederic Ozanam, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads men and women to grow together spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering.
As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic rule.
The St. Augustine Conference ministers to people in Andover. Those to whom we provide assistance, find out about us from a friend, neighbors, St. Augustine parishioners or the Andover Housing Authority. Many call us on our St Vincent de Paul phone line 978-475-0039 x49
|Corresponding Secretary||Carol O’Handley|
In addition to assisting with food, rent, and some utility bills, we have annual events for our families including the organization and distribution of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter meals, the annual Back-to-School program in August and the Christmas Angel project for children.
We meet two times a month in parish center. We are one of 14 parish conferences in the Lawrence district.
Parishioners are encouraged to assist with the important work of this ministry with food donations in the designated bins in the back of the church, through the “poor boxes” in the church, and through the annual collection held in September.