People in need of assistance are encouraged to call our
We meet in the church basement on the second monday of each month at 7:00pm. New members are welcome!
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul
Saint Anthony’s Church
167 East Falmouth Hwy
East Falmouth, MA 02536
Christmas Giving Tree (December 2016)- Again this year our Parish's Society of St Vincent de Paul will have a Christmas Giving Tree in the back of the church beginning Saturday, November 26th through Sunday December 18th. Here is your opportunity to participate in, and teach your children the true meaning of Christmas; there is just as much joy in giving as there is in receiving. There will be cards on the tree with requests for new clothing and/or footwear for the needy children in East Falmouth. Toys will be provided by the Falmouth Service Center for these children. Please take a card from the tree, purchase the requested gift, put the gift and the card in a gift bag and return it to the Christmas Giving Tree by Sunday December 18th. Last Christmas, 140 Falmouth children, infants to 15-year-olds received warm winter clothing and/or footwear. Your generosity is sincerely appreciated.
SVdP Receives $4,875 from United Way (July 2016)- St. Anthony's Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was recently awarded a very generous grant of $4,875 from the Cape and Islands United Way to promote the housing stability of residents of Falmouth. This money will be used to match funds from our own treasury to assist those who are behind on their rent or mortgage payments and to help them avoid eviction or foreclosure.
SVdP Receives $5000 from Kelley Foundation (Nov 2015)- We are grateful for the Kelley Foundation’s award of $5000 for housing those in need
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St Vincent de Paul leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person services to the needy and suffering, in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, who are 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.
Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served, because in them Vincentians see the face of Christ.
Food Pantry (Feeding Those in Need): Thanks solely to the generosity of the Saint Anthony's parishioners; food is donated in response to appeals made in our weekly church bulletin and distributed to those in need within our community by St. Vincent dePaul Volunteers.
Outreach/Home Visits: St. Vincent de Paul volunteers make home visits on a regular basis—a cornerstone of the Society since it was founded. These person-to-person contacts provide a more effective means of evaluating the client’s situation. As needed, food, limited financial assistance for housing, heating fuel, utilities, medicine, work- or medical-related transportation, and other special help is provided. Finally, clients are referred to appropriate agencies in an effort to find a permanent solution to the client’s setback (e.g., employment, housing, etc.)