Society of St. Vincent de Paul

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Corley Conference Room - Ministries and Administration Building.  The society provides assistance to many needy families in the community, by providing food and other forms of assistance when possible. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities and Service Hours are available to all members of the parish.

 

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 reflextion 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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Food Pantry

Local Officers: 

  • President: Kerk Spong

  • Treasurer: Russ Jones 

  • Secretary:  Rick Gleissner 

  • Pantry Director: David Pauling

  • Spiritual Director: Teri Kuhs

 

Range of activities:

  • Pantry: distribution of food

  • Home Deliveries: food

  • Limited Assistance with Utility bills

  • Assistance to Parishioners with special needs

 

We accept telephone requests for help with power bills, water bills, etc. -- IF FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE --

 

 

Location:

  • The basement of the Church Building  (Blossom Street side - rear of building.)

 

Distribution Hours:

  • 10:00 - 11:30 AM on Wednesdays except the FIRST Wednesday of the month

HELP LINE: (803) 799-0761

  • Hours:

    • The phone line is open on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:45 - 6:30pm.

  •  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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

  • 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 program.intake@usda.gov.

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).

St. Joseph Catholic Church

3512 Devine Street

Columbia, SC  29205

803.254.7646

Fax: 803.799.7607

www.stjosephcolumbia.org

 

St. Joseph Catholic School

803.254.6736

Fax: 803.540.1913

www.stjosdevine.com

 

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Parish Office Hours:

Weekdays:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Weekends: Closed

Directions to St. Joseph's and Map of Campus