St. Vincent de Paul

St. Kevin and St. Benedict Ministry Fair

September 4–A Ministry Fair will be held after all Masses on the weekend of Sept. 14-15 at both St. Kevin and St. Benedict churches. Ministries for Mass include serving as lector, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, altar server, collection basket passer, and singing in the choir. Groups dedicated to providing services are the Ladies of St. Kevin and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Representatives from all groups will be available to answer questions, provide information, and gather contact information. Please consider participating in one of these many spiritual and social activities.

About St. Kevin’s St. Vincent de Paul chapter

St. Vincent de Paul parish chapter at St. Kevin merged with St. Benedict food pantry when the two parishes were yoked in July 2018.   At that time, the St. Kevin food pantry was relocated to St. Benedict School and a much larger and more accessible space.

The food pantry needs help! Our shelves are very bare we need donations of coffee, tea, jelly (strawberry or grape), canned fruit, peanut butter, hot chocolate, pasta sauce, pancake mix, spaghetti, Jello, Hamburger Helper.  Thank you for your generosity.

The St. Kevin Conference of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in St. Kevin School. New members are always welcome to join and “Help Us Help Our Neighbors.” The Diocesan Council of Providence consists of almost 1,000 members and 35 parish-based conferences.

Some of the services and assistance that SVdP provides include:

  • Home Visits: Our work is built around the home visit, meeting people where they live in a spirit of friendship and solidarity.
  • Direct Assistance: SVdP provides direct assistance for a variety of basic human needs including heat, food, and clothing.
  • Voice of the Poor: VOP is the advocacy arm of SVdP that addresses issues critical to those living in poverty through systemic change.
  • Disaster Relief: Our disaster services play a key role in providing disaster training, long-term case management, coordination of community resources, and House-in-a-Box.
  • Clothing and Textile Bins: Anyone can donate clothing in one of our collection bins. We manage 148 collection bins throughout Rhode Island, providing us with clothing for our neighbors and funding through the sale of bulk textiles.

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