Founded in 1833, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) is a worldwide organization of lay Catholics, following Christ’s call to serve the poor, the suffering, and the deprived. The Society’s stated mission is “a network of friends, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need.” Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (known as “Vincentians”) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to neighbors in need. Internationally, members represent all ages, every race, and all incomes, and all are gifted with awareness that the blessings of time, talent, and treasure are to be shared with neighbors in need.
The St. John the Evangelist Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) was founded in April 2007 to bring this mission to Fauquier County. The Society’s founding activity, still practiced today, is the Home Visit*. Through these visits, Vincentian members establish personal relationships with our neighbors in need, not only providing material assistance such as rent, utilities, food, or clothing, but also offering friendship, understanding, and prayer.
We are grateful for the help parishioners offer through monetary donations, either directly or through the Poor Box. In addition, your contributions of food, personal hygiene items, diapers and household necessities allow us to operate a robust Food Pantry for our clients.
If you are in need please contact: 540-270-6774
For Food Pantry assistance, call 540-718-2031
If you would like to help:
Financial donations can be placed in the collection basket (please make checks payable to SVdP) or in the Poor Boxes located in the vestibules or with PayPal online at https:/sje1.org/make-donation.
Non-perishable food donations (no expired or nearly expired dates, please) and other items may be left in the collection box located outside the side entrance of the Parish Office.
If you have PERISHABLE food donations including meats, eggs, breads, or produce, please contact the Food Pantry at 540-718-2031 to coordinate a donation appointment. Even small donations (say, from a garden surplus) are greatly appreciated!
Items most needed include Peanut Butter, Jams and Jellies, pasta, cereal, canned vegetables, meats, soups, fruit, etc. Diapers, personal care and housekeeping supplies are also gratefully accepted.
For more information: Contact Art Fairweather - [email protected].
We invite you to stop in during one of our regular meetings to learn more about what we do. Meetings are held on the first and third Sunday of each month at 9 AM in the K of C Social Room. Please contact Art Fairweather to let us know you will be sitting in with us!
*Home Visits are currently ‘on-hold;’ most contact is done over the telephone at this time.