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Since 1948, the St. Vincent de Paul Society in St. Augustine parish has been quietly ministering to the needy in Andover, providing food, clothing, home furnishings, baby necessities, and help with bills to individuals and families when assistance from long-term care agencies is inadequate or unavailable.

Parishioners are encouraged to assist with the important work of this ministry with regular donations to the food pantry, through the “poor boxes” in the church, and through the annual collection held in September.

Founded in Paris in 1833, this worldwide organization operates on a person-to-person level through members of its local conferences, who rely on the generosity of their fellow parishioners for encouragement, prayers, and donations to carry out their work. The people of the St. Augustine Community have always solidly supported this Christian outreach.

For assistance given in confidentiality, or to offer help, please call 978 475-0050 x49 and leave a message in the St. Vincent de Paul voice mailbox.  A member will return the call as soon as possible. Our mailing address is 43 Essex St., Andover.

Links for more information about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul:
Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the US
International site of St. Vincent de Paul

Prayer Said by St. Vincent de Paul Society when Commencing a Meeting
Leader: In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
All: Amen
L: Come Holy Spirit, live within our lives
A: And strengthen us by Your Love
L: Send forth your Spirit and new life will be created
A: And the whole face of the earth will be renewed
L: Let us reflect on the words of Our Lord Jesus Christ, recalling His unity and presence among us: “Where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I in the midst of them.”  (short silence)
A: Lord Jesus, deepen our Vincentian spirit of friendship during this meeting, make us responsive to the Christian calling to seek and find the forgotten, the suffering or the deprived so that we may bring them Your Love.  Help us to be generous with our time, our possessions and ourselves in  this mission of charity.  Perfect in us Your Love and teach us to share more fully in the Eucharistic Sacrifice offered for all.
L: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
A: Pray for us
L: Immaculate Heart of Mary
A: Pray for us
L: St. Vincent de Paul
A: Pray for us
L: Blessed Frederic Ozanam
A: Pray for us