Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides assistance to many needy families in the community by providing food and other forms of assistance when possible. Volunteers from our parish provide food through deliveries and the operation of a food pantry at the back of the Church. In 2022, the Volunteers helped 4,221 Families with a total of 10,323 individuals by providing food. In the first half of 2023, Volunteers have already assisted 2,505 families and 5,971 individuals. In addition, Volunteers man an utilities help line. In 2022, Volunteers helped 852 individuals and spent $69,213 on utility assistance. In the first half of 2023, Volunteers assisted 408 individuals spending $36,255 on utility assistance. The Society is able to provide this assistance though the contributions of parishioners in the form of food contributions the first weekend of each month (the I care I share weekend), through the monetary contributions in the blue envelopes distributed whenever a month has a fifth Sunday, through the Thanksgiving Food Drive by Cardinal Newman, and through the Christmas and Easter Food drives by the Knights of Columbus. In the past year, the Society has also been assisted through food drives organized by the Boy Scouts, St. Joseph Catholic School, and by private individuals. The Society provides a furniture ministry, receiving furniture contributions from parish members and distributing furniture to the needy, disaster relief, and other items. Volunteer opportunities are available to all members of the parish. The society meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Corley Conference Room - Ministries and Administration Building for spiritual reflections, discussions on the operation of the ministry, and socializing.
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 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.
President: Rick Gleissner
Vice President and Pantry Director: Stephen Smoak
Treasurer: Matt and Jill Scarborough
Secretary: Megan Seiner
Range of activities:
Pantry: distribution of food
Home Deliveries: food
Limited Assistance with Utility bills
Assistance to Parishioners with special needs
We accept requests for help with Dominion Energy bills only --
IF FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE.
The basement of the Church Building (Blossom Street side - rear of building.)
EVERY Wednesday from
8:30 - 11:30 AM
Utilities HELP LINE: 803.799.0761
Utilities HELP LINE email:
Hours: The phone line is open on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:45-6:30 PM.
Utility assistance is limited to Dominion Energy assistance and requires (a) we have not assisted the person in the last six (6) months, (b) the person is facing a disconnect notice and (c) the electrical service is with Dominion Energy.
After Hours: a phone message indicates if funds are available and announces the pantry hours, and the next time requests for financial aid will be taken.
Utilities Help Line
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
To File a Program Complaint
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call 866.632.9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax 202.690.7442 or email at email@example.com.
Persons with Disabilities
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800.877.8339 or 800.845.6136 (in Spanish).