"Love one another as I have loved you."
"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
"Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words."
St. Francis of Assisi
"Extend mercy toward others, so that there can be no one in need whom you meet without helping.
For what hope is there for us if GOD should withdraw His mercy from us?"
St. Vincent de Paul
"[The goal of the Society] was not to help the poor. This was only a means. Our object was by the practice of Charity to strengthen ourselves in the Faith, and to win others for it...Personal perfection and not the eradication of poverty per se is the primary goal of the society."
Blessed Antoine-Frederic Ozanam
10 February 2010
ANNUAL REPORT - 2009
Parish tithe: 2,522.
2009 Total receipts: $ 27,039.
Client assistance: $ 13779.
Food vouchers: 8295.
2009 Total Assistance: $ 22074.
We fielded 124 telephone calls and visited 40 homes.
We were able to assist over 500 people.
A large part of our work is providing food for families.
We accomplish this through vouchers to local supermarkets also distributing boxes of food staples to
Assistance with rental payments and utility bills is also an area of need we have been able to address. Support for medical bills was also provided.
These are some of the ways we have worked to provide support while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those we serve.