St Vincent de Paul Society [SVDP] & Their Ministries

The SVdP regular office hours are Monday’s 11:00 AM – 1:00 00 PM and 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.  In addition to regular office hours, our SVdP office will be ‘on call’ for those who need urgent assistance.  Please call them at 485-6625 and leave a voice message with your contact information.  The SVdP office is located at the back corner of the church office building where the brown covered stairway is located.  It is handicap accessible, just call the SVdP office 485-6625 and let them know you’re there and they will assist you in getting to the lower level.

Saint Vincent de Paul Society . . .  Catholic charitable organization providing food and other basic needs to the poor.  SVDP also provides a wide array of programs that benefit both the poor and the parish at large.  Many of the ministries, etc., described here are a direct or indirect outreach of the SVDP Society here at Our Lady of Good Hope.  When they appear, you will find [SVDP] at the beginning of the description. For membership, contact: Sue Ickes (current president) @ SVDP office 485-6625 or

Angel Giving Tree . . .  [SVDP]  Annual Advent opportunity to give to the poor.  Items are listed on paper angels and placed on the tree outside the SVDP office.  Parishioners take an angel and supply the item listed.  Contact: SVDP office @ 485-6625.

Emergency Help . . .  [SVDP]  Reaching out in many ways to address the emergency needs of individuals and families in the community with food, shelter, utilities and clothing.  Contact: SVDP office @ 485-6625.

Food Pantry . . .  [SVDP]  Community Harvest Food Bank vouchers are provided to those in need of food.  The office is open Mondays  from 11 am to 1 pm and 6-8pm, and other times by appointment.  Contact: SVDP office @ 485-6625.

Healthcare Aids … [SVDP/HH]  Items such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, and a bath chair/stool available for loan.  Contact: Sue Ickes (current president) @ SVDP office 485-6625 or

Parish Prayer Line . . .  [SVDP]  Over 200 parishioners involved with praying for specific needs of individuals & families. Prayer line is updated twice a week and sent out via e-mail as well as posted on the parish web site.   “Emergency” prayer lines go out as necessary. Contact: Prayerline

Project Help . . .  [SVDP] Use the BLUE collection envelope in your monthly packet or simply write SVDP on an envelope and place your donation in teh collection basket at the weekend Masses. All of the money goes to our SVDP to help in their outreach to the poor. No contact required.

Sarah’s Suppers . . .  [SVDP/HH] Meals provided to families in a temporary situation of need (such as a birth, death or serious illness in the family). Contact: Joan Nern @ 471-9199.

Welcome Ministry . . .  [SVDP] This ministry welcomes the newest members of Our Lady of Good Hope Parish with a friendly phone call, a welcome table at Coffee and Donuts each month after mass, and a packet of information including a free gift from the parish.  Contact:  Debi @ parish office x100.