St. Vincent de Paul
The Food and Clothing Pantry is now serving our dear neighbors in need at
Hillcrest Congregational Church located at 404 Gregory Lane. Our pantry is
open every Tuesday and Thursday (holidays excepted) from 10 to 11:30 AM. We
encourage you to check this webpage for updates or to call 925-246-1131.
St. Vincent de Paul Conference (SVdP) is a lay organization inspired by shared Catholic values whose mission is to “bring concrete aid and the comfort of the Gospel to the needy and the suffering.” Emergency food, clothing and services are provided to the less fortunate members of our community on a person-to-person basis. Volunteers meet with families and individuals to assess needs and provide the appropriate assistance.
Typical assistance awarded a dear neighbor in need might include a Grocery Outlet and/or St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Stores voucher. Vouchers can only be used at the location designated and no money is returned to the neighbor by the stores.
Vouchers vary in amount depending upon the size of the family seeking assistance and range from $25 to $100. We provide this assistance to our dear neighbors in need once every 2 months. For those identified as homeless we offer McDonald’s Gift cards and shower passes along with other miscellaneous items once every month.
To assist our dear neighbors, we also provide referrals to other organizations that provide food, clothing, housing, utility assistance and other services to the needy. For families in need, we may provide furniture, beds and household items as they struggle to make a home for their families.
Our dear neighbors are required to provide a current government issued identification and proof of address (unless homeless). Thus, monitoring of assistance is performed to make sure program guidelines are met.
Hours of Assistance: 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Tuesday & Thursday (except holidays)
Location: Hillcrest Congregational Church, 404 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
Volunteer Meetings: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month
Ministry Contact: Gary Piermattei (leave message at 925-246-1131)
Convalescent Home Ministry
Currently on hold due to pandemic
Ministers work in teams of several people and go together once a month to provide a simple prayer service with Communion for elderly residents of local convalescent homes. There are four teams and each team serves once a month. Training is provided by learning from the other team members and working together. If and when a team member is comfortable, they may choose to lead the group on their own with the support of the other team members.
Ministry Contact: Pat Cheng
Dress a Child Around the World/
We reflect God’s love to all children by giving them dignity despite their circumstances. Our group of volunteers sew new dresses for girls (4-14) and shorts for boys (6-12) which are given to the poor, disadvantaged, and those affected by disasters at home and around the world. We’ve sent over 12,000 dresses and 3,500 pairs of shorts. We welcome donations of fabrics, notions, trims, sewing machines and new volunteers.
Meetings: 1st & 3rd Wednesday, Sept-June
Time & Location: 9:00am to 12:00pm in the Parish Hall
Ministry Contact: Carol Vogl
The Prayer Line is a phone and computer network of prayer volunteers who offer support to all parishioners in need of prayer support. Prayer requests are collected on a daily basis, then emailed to a group of approximately 70 people who pray for the intentions on the list. If you are in the need of prayer support for any reason, please send prayer requests
Ministry Contact: Rosa Grand