Saint Vincent de Paul Society
24 hour help line 410-228-4770 ext 104
Food Pantry open Thursday mornings from 10 AM till 12 Noon
P. O. Box 218
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-4770 Parish Office
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is volunteers, Catholic men, and women who take seriously the words of Jesus:
“You have my Father’s Blessing:
when I was hungry, you gave me food
when I was thirsty, you gave me drink
when I was a stranger, you welcomed me
when I was naked, you clothed me
when I was ill, you came to my help
Whenever you do this…you do it to me.”
Our volunteers give freely of their time and our purpose is to assist the poor and needy in Dorchester County. There are about 15 members who respond to calls for assistance that come through the Church or Social Service Agencies. What sets us apart from other volunteer groups is that we go to the homes of those needing assistance in pairs to better assess their needs and provide any help we can.
Our funds come from the poor box at Church, individual donations, and member contributions.
We also have an annual fundraiser to help raise money.
You can be assured that 100% of all contributions to our mission are used to give comfort to the poorest of the poor.
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 the 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 goodwill in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served, because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ."
United States Manual of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul 1999