Our St. Vincent de Paul Society


St. Vincent DePaul Update


This weekend the St. Vincent de Paul Conference at the Church of St. Catharine held a food drive to replenish its pantry which, during this Pandemic, was reduced to its lowest level in recent times.

During the month of May we asked parishioners, local organizations and communities to help us by donating food to our pantry.

The generosity of parishioners, members of The Kiwanis Club and The Knights of Columbus, local communities, and the efforts of Youth Group members made the drive a huge success. Our pantry is full!

Thank you to Father Pat, Father Jakub and the entire parish staff for the support they give to the work of our Vincentian conference.

Special thanks to Joey Hammer of the Youth Group, and Mackenzie Jackman for their organizing of community drives and support to our mission.

Thank you does not seem enough to express the deep gratitude that our Vincentian family feels for the help we receive in support of our mission to help those in need.

Thank you does not seem enough to express the deep gratitude that our Vincentian family feels for the help we receive in support of our mission to help those in need.

Remember, we are here to help all those who demonstrate a need by providing help with food, rental assistance, utilities, as well as, other household necessities. If you are a parishioner or know of a parishioner or other area family that may be in need of assistance, please have them contact us at 732-224-1395. All contacts are held in the strictest confidence. There is no reason for anyone to endure difficult times alone.


As pictured below,our pantry is Full

May 30 2020 food collection3
May 30 2020 food collection2



Online donations can be made using the Church of St. Catharine website, or by mail to The Church of St. Catharine, The Society of St. Vincent DePaul, PO Box 655, Holmdel, NJ. 07733. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Your financial support is greatly appreciated.
All donation forms are also available at the Parish Office.

Poor Box
Memorial Gift
Bread for the Living
Bread in Memory of
Consider a Legacy Donation

Founded by Blessed Frederick Ozanam, a 20-year-old college student, and following the example set by St. Vincent DePaul, The Society of St. Vincent DePaul had its beginnings in Paris France in 1833. In 1845 the Society came to America and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Inspired by Gospel values, by serving the poor with love, respect, justice, hope and joy, the Society is a Catholic lay organization made up of women and men who join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are in need of help. Society members are known as Vincentians. The Society is an international organization made up of Parish based conferences. It is at the conference level that the work of the Society is done. One hundred percent of the donations we receive are used for the benefit of the Neighbors we serve.

Our Conference held its first meeting here at The Church of St. Catharine on June 9, 1983. There were 9 members in attendance one of which was Deacon John Flanagan who held the post of spiritual advisor.

In addition to our monthly food distributions, other activities include Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas dinner food distributions.

If you have only a few hours a month to help us in our mission by volunteering Please contact us at 732-224-1395. We have a real need for volunteers in order that we may continue to accomplish our mission.

Join us at The SVDP Charity Golf Event or contribute by becoming a sponsor of the event

Click Here to Download the Golf Event Registration Form
Families requesting assistance please call us at (732) 224-1395 or email stcatharinesvdp@gmail.com

Food Collection Schedule 2020 (At all Masses on Food Collection Weekends)

  • Jan 4-5
  • Feb 1-2
  • Mar Feb29-Mar1
  • April 4
  • SatMay 2
  • June 6-7
  • July 4.5
  • Aug 1-2
  • Sept 5-6
  • Oct 3-4
  • Nov 7-8
  • Dec 5-6

Holiday Basket Donations

  • Thanksgiving Basket Collection & DistributionNovember 21th/8:30 AM
  • Christmas Basket Collection & DistributionDecember 19th/8:30 AM
  • Easter Basket Collection & DistributionCancelled

2020 Schedule of Monthly Meetings2nd and 4th Wednesday of each MonthS
Additional Resources

Food Assistance

  • St.Marks 247 Carr Ave Keansburg N.J./732-787-3520
    /Hot Breakfast Mon-Sat 9-1/
    Food Distribution 2nd Thurs of month
  • Friends Feeding Family 180 Church St Belford N.J./732-639-0106
    Food pantry Tues 6-7PM/
    Required documentation/
    Proof of residency for everyone in household/
    Photo ID for Head of household

Assistance with Security Deposit & Rent

  • Interfaith Neighbors 810 4th Ave Asbury N.J. 732-775-0525 x207/
    A) No income Limit
    B)Unemployed,singles& Families
    C)Must be able to go forward
    D)Yes section 8
    E)Section 8 allowed for Security deposit
    F)Can receive assistance from other agencies
    g)No SSI
    H)Yes SSD
  • Carc (Community Affairs & Resource Center)/State funded/ 913 Sewall Ave Asbury Park NJ /732 774-3282/
    Meets at St Marks 247 Carr Keansburg on Thursdays 10 AM
    A) No income Limit
    B)Unemployed,singles& Families
    C)Must be able to go forward
    D) Can be on section 8
    E) Only 1 time Assistance
    g)No SSI
    H)Yes SSD
  • Project Paul 211 Carr Ave Keansburg /732-787-4887
    A) Eviction notices
    B) 1st Months rent
    C) Section 8 recipients welcomed
    Documents required:lease with landlords contact info/Proof of residency/Drivers license/social security card/Birth certificates for minors/4 weeks of pay stubs for all/verification of other funds & benefits/

Assistance with Rent & Utilities

  • Affordable Housing Alliance 11 white street Eatontown/731-389-2204
  • Page/Liheap/Tru/Gow
  • EAF (Emergency Assistance Fund)(Calico Cat)96 Kings Hwy Middletown NJ 732-671-8775/ applications can be submitted online Also assist with repairs for Cars needed to go to work
  • Bayshore Family Success Center
    Handles applications for NJ Shares(Utilities/Water/Telephone?945 Rt 36 Henry Hudson Trails Rd Leonardo /732-497-3811
  • Lost Wages
  • Bloom Again EAF 732-671-8775
  • Homeless
  • Monmouth County Social Services /732-431-6000
  • Support SVDP Golf Sponsors

    • L&M Auto Center
    • AA Falvo
    • Alice Distributors
    • Allison Pest Control
    • Joe Bonofiglio MBA/CFP/CLU/EA
    • Cleansing Concepts
    • Clear River Acupuncture
    • Craked Olive
    • DC Gordon Controls
    • DD- Lufrankton Dunkin Donuts Route 35 Middletown
    • DeMarco Catering-Matawan
    • Holmdel Garden Middletown
    • McBurnie Land Surveying
    • NJNG
    • No Limit Café-Route 35 Red Bank
    • Risk Logic Inc
    • Saldutti Construction
    • Scoles Floorshines
    • Sono Sushi Middletown
    • Thompson Memorial Park
    • Weichert Holmdel-Tom Connors
    • White Dove Cleaners

Conferences & ContactNumbers
ConferenceLocation Answering Service
#Holy FamilyUnion Beach 732-264-1484
Our Lady of Perpetual HelpHighlands732-872-1290; x6
St AgnesAtlantic Highlands732-291-0272
St BenedictHolmdel732-264-4712; x33
St CatharineHolmdel732-224-1395St JosephKeyport732-290-1878
St Mary Mother of God New Monmouth732-939-6225
St DorotheaEatontown732-542-0148
St James (Not in SVDP)Red Bank732-741-0500; x4