Dr. Weeks Community Center
Knowing the needs of the hungry in our community, St. Vincent de Paul Parish works closely with Dr. Weeks Community Center which operates the community pantry to those who live in Zip-Code 13203 and parts of Zip-Code 13208.
Lisa Selm (Chair) 31-5472-6343
Hope Appeal Ministry
The HOPE Appeal is the annual giving campaign of the Diocese of Syracuse. Every year the programs and services supported by the HOPE Appeal touch countless lives in every city, town, and rural area in our diocese. When the goal of the HOPE Appeal is achieved, we ensure that these programs will receive the funding that is needed. The HOPE Appeal serves nearly 230,000 Catholics and non-Catholics in 121 parishes across seven counties in Central New York.
St. Vincent De Paul joins other parishes of the diocese to realize the goals of Hope Appeal raising awareness among her parishioners to generously contribute into this campaign.
Carl Oropallo (Co-chair)
Ministry to the Sick, Elderly & Homebound
Ministry to the Sick, Elderly and Homebound wishes to show love and care for our parish members who for reasons of health or infirmity cannot be with us as we gather for worship.
Our Ministers to the Sick, Elderly, and Homebound bring the Eucharist, as well as news of parish events, and a listening ear to homebound parishioners.
We aim for all parishioners who are homebound, permanently or temporarily, to be visited by an Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion on a regular basis.
Each member of our parish is invited to participate in this ministry by praying for our absent brothers and sisters.
“Father, your Son accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness. Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brothers and sisters. May all who suffer pain, illness, or disease realize that they have been chosen to be saints and know that they are joined to Christ in his suffering for the salvation of the world. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen”
Anna Gorton | Burn_416@hotmail.com| 315-478-7664
Poinsettia Delivery at Christmas
In Advent and Christmas season, the ministry will buy little natural poinsettia and deliver them
together with Christmas card greetings to homebound parishioners. This ministry connects the parish and the homebound parishioners in bringing to them the spirit of the season.
John Fitzgerald (Chair) 315-476-8262
Sister Joana Baidoo, I.H.M
Our Refugee Ministry was formed to assist new arrivals to the United States who have chosen to join St. Vincent de Paul. The committee seeks to assist with Spiritual guidance and direction including making the Sacraments available to these new parishioners. Those in need are given assistance with the basics of relocation including food, clothing and shelter. The committee sponsors social and athletic events looking to foster a relationship with existing church members and strengthen our overall sense of community.