"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
08 May 2012
SERVICE REPORT - APRIL 2012
[Utilities, Rent, Moving Expenses, Food]
Food Baskets - (34 for 29 families)
Food Vouchers - (00)
Chelmsford Food Pantry - $500.
[NOTE: The Chelmsford Food Pantry has been the primary provider of food and funding for the SVDP Food Program for many years. Recently the Pantry has suffered a decline in donations and is in danger of limiting its' services. SVDP has received tens of thousands of dollars in food donations from this organization. Members voted this month to provide a donation every month to help continue the mission of the pantry, which will in turn help SVDP continue to provide needed food support to needy families in Ipswich and Rowley.]