St. Vincent de Paul

"Extend mercy towards others, so that there can be no one in need whom you meet without helping, for what hope is there for us if God should withdraw His Mercy from us?"

 

- St. Vincent de Paul

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The St. Vincent de Paul Society at Holy Spirit provides assistance to the poor and suffering, is an advocate for social justice, and provides opportunities to empower the poor to help themselves. 

 

We strive to deepen the faith and spirituality of its members as they serve their brothers and sisters in need. 

For more information about the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Holy Spirit, contact:  Dave Laurence at dlaurence@yahoo.com 

 

St. Vincent de PaulEmail svdp@holyspiritvb.org or Phone (757) 468-1533

 
Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Beach Bags Program
The Beach Bags program provides shelf-stable meals and healthy snacks to students who might otherwise go hungry during weekends and over school breaks, including the long summer breaks. Since the program was founded in 2009, more than 154,000 Beach Bags have been distributed. During the 2019-20 school year, more than 24,400 Beach Bags were provided to our neediest students.

 

Virginia Beach City Public Schools, in partnership with the Virginia Beach Education Foundation, is addressing this critical need through the Beach Bags program. Our parish community can help by donating food items, or by volunteering to assemble bags each week. 

Attention Ministry Heads:  We would like to encourage your ministry to consider assisting with the packing of 175 bags on a designated Wednesday during the summer. Contact Chris and Judee Clamor if you are able to help with this wonderful outreach project.

 

Thank you so much!

 
St. Vincent de Paul
Coat Drive

 

Over 100 coats were distributed on DEC 4, 2021!  There is a need for more children-sized coats.  New and lightly used coats may be dropped off at the church any time during Parish Office Hours. 

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Clothing Closet
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The clothing closet is FULL!  We are not currently accepting any more clothing.


Thank you for your generosity!  
 
St. Vincent de Paul
Food Pantry & Delivery
 

Through our St. Vincent de Paul ministry, the food pantry is open and we are able to serve clients in need.

 

We also have established a service for delivery of the food if the client is unable to come to the church for pick-up. Those needing assistance can contact (757) 468-3600 ext. 107 and leave a message. Someone from the outreach ministry will return all calls.

Food items we are accepting include: oatmeal, cold cereal, breakfast bars, granola bars, cans of ravioli, beef stew, chunky soups, peanut butter, jelly, mac & cheese, pasta, canned meat, rice, beans, canned vegetables and fruit.

WE ARE COMPLETELY OUT OF Pasta sauce, pancake mix, syrup, Chicken Helper, Tuna Helper

WE ARE VERY LOW ON: Canned chicken, canned tuna, rice, ramen noodles, instant potatoes

 

Please drop off food items after Mass or during office hours. Thank you for your generosity as we continue to serve our community.

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St. Vincent de Paul
Young Vincentians

This new social outreach ministry will allow its members (aged 11-17) to grow in holiness as they further develop their own spirituality and prayer life, create new friendships, and serve those in need. 

 

Please contact Erin Laurence at elaurence@holyspiritvb.org or 468-3600, ext. 114 for additional information or to sign-up for the leadership and training program.

 

Thank you to all for a successful start!  The meeting on JAN 22 has been postponed due to inclement weather.

 

Spirit House Clean Up Day
Thank you to the members of the Men’s Club and other parishioners who volunteered with the St. Vincent de Paul Ministry to reach out to our brothers and sisters in need at Spirit House!