Prayer, Evangelization, & Stewardship

St. Vincent De Paul

If you live in Ayer or Littleton
Saint Vincent de Paul - St. Anne Conference, Littleton, MA                   
Direct Phone Line: 978-320-4215
Email: email here

                                 
Inspired by the Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in our community. Beneficiaries do not need to be parishioners or Catholic to receive assistance, and all requests are confidential. Vincentians may be able to help in a short-term situation. They may also provide information that addresses longer-term needs. Are you facing financial difficulty due to illness, unemployment, personal tragedy, or other unexpected challenges?  To request help in a time of need, please call us direct at the number above. Leave a message and you will be contacted by a member of the Saint Vincent de Paul organization.


If you live in Ashby, Groton, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend, or Westford
Saint Vincent de Paul - St. Catherine of Alexandria Church Conference, Westford, MA
Direct Phone Line: (978) 320-4214
Email: email here.
 

The St. Catherine of Alexandria conference is an active affiliate of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP), an international lay Catholic organization focused on offering person-to-person service to those in need. Our SVdP Ministry provides services to needy and suffering families within our local community, who are experiencing temporary difficulty due to illness, unemployment, personal tragedy or other unexpected challenges.

Examples of services offered by SVdP include:
Rent / mortgage assistance
Food / meals programs
Transportation
Utilities
Urgent home repair / maintenance
Shopping / errands
Assistance with funeral expenses

We also provide advocacy and assistance in obtaining federal, state and local services to address longer-term needs. If you or someone you know would benefit from these services, or if you’re interested in supporting this Ministry with your time, talent or treasure, please contact us at the above information.

All are welcome. You do not need to be a parishioner of Blessed Trinity Parish or Catholic to receive these services. Please know that all communication with our committee is treated confidentially.

God’s blessings to you and your family!

PAROCHIAL SCHOOL TRUST SCHOLARSHIPS

The Parochial School Trust in the Archdiocese of Boston is providing approximately one hundred scholarships, each worth $1,000, to families with a child planning to attend parochial school (grades one through eight) during the 2021-2022 school year. The application process includes: application completion, interview with two local Vincentians (members of St. Vincent de Paul Society), recommendation of Vincentian, and school record sharing by existing school administrator. Scholarship guidelines include a maximum of one scholarship per family, child attends parochial school in Archdiocese of Boston, as well as a family annual income of under $85,000, unless extenuating circumstances. Since applications are due 4/1/21, if interested in this scholarship opportunity families with a child residing in Littleton or Ayer, should soon call the St. Anne’s St. Vincent de Paul phone # (978-320-4215) to commence the scholarship application process. Families with a child residing in Ashby, Groton, Pepperell , Shirley, Townsend or Westford, should call the St. Catherine’s St. Vincent de Paul phone # (978-320-4214) to commence the scholarship application process.

SAINT VINCENT de PAUL SCHOLARSHIPS

The St. Catherine Church Saint Vincent de Paul chapter is providing $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors that are registered with St. Catherine Church or attend Westford Academy. Seniors must be planning to attend college, technical school or another continuing education program that results in a certification. SVdP scholarships are awarded based on financial needs as well as a demonstration of community service. If interested, please email Kevin Regan at for more info!


Youth St. Vincent de Paul
 
If you are interested in joining this exciting and vibrant group of high school students, please download, complete and mail the form at this link.
 
SVdP Youth Member Application Form
 
 
 
Useful SVdP links: 
 
 
Cameron Senior Center Food Pantry Hours: www.westfordfoodpantry.org

Friends of the Westford Holiday Basket Program

Dear Friends of the Westford Holiday Basket Program,

The Westford Holiday Basket Program is a collaboration between the Cameron Senior Center, St. Catherine’s Saint Vincent de Paul Society and the Westford Food Pantry to provide qualified families with food and gifts during the holiday season. Together, we provide grocery gift cards for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as retail gift cards to purchase Christmas gifts for families with children age 18 years old and younger. Last year, thanks to generous donors like yourself, we were able to distribute over $30,000 worth of gift cards. This provided more than 280 meals for families in our community as well as holiday gifts for their children. We invite you to join us again in helping others this holiday season. We are grateful for your donation, no matter what amount you can give. 

To be eligible for assistance from the Westford Holiday Basket Program, applicants are required to be Westford residents and be an active recipient of one of the following programs:  MassHealth, Westford School Free/Reduced Lunch Program, Subsidized Housing, SNAP (Food Assistance), LIHEAP (Fuel Assistance) or be receiving assistance from St. Catherine’s St. Vincent de Paul Society. Applicants are required to submit proof of participation in one of the above programs with their applications. If you, or someone you know, might benefit from this program, please have them call Alison Christopher, LICSW – Town of Westford Social Worker at 978-399-2325.

Click here for the Holiday Basket Program Application