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The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric 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.

Saint Mary Parish provides assistance to Claremont residents in need through St. Vincent de Paul. We have a food pantry and may be able to help with other household expenses. We have someone available to help in the Chapel/Annex building, next to St. Mary’s Gymnasium. St. Vincent de Paul can be contacted by phone at 603-542-5950 during our hours on Mondays from 2:00-4:00 PM.

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