St. Vincent De Paul

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Our local conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society has been our outreach to those who are in need and suffering. Our parish supports the conference with our resources, fund-raising, and volunteers. Inspired by Gospel values, this lay organization leads all to join to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. It is first and foremost a spirituality movement which makes that spirituality manifest in its advocacy and direct service to the poor of our area


Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is opened on:

Thursday  9:30 am until 12:30 pm

Saturday  9:30 am until 12:30 pm


We are located in the trailers in the lower parking lot of Saint Mary of the Lake Church.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help at the pantry on Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:15 am to 12:30 pm.  Can you spare 3 hours a month to help us help our neighbors? (We especially need your help if you are bilingual.) If you wish to volunteer, please contact Nancy at 732-275-7199. If you can’t physically volunteer at the Food Pantry perhaps you can help by making phone calls or sending out emails.

We appreciate all the generous support for our neighbors in need each month. At present, our pantry still faces unprecedented needs. If you have food donations, you can drop them off in the bin when you go to Mass or at the Pantry during our hours of operation.

We are currently looking for the following items:

Cleaning products, toilet paper, soap, coffee, boxed milk

All donations will be gratefully accepted. Monetary donations are also appreciated and can be dropped off at the Food Pantry or the Rectory.


For those seeking financial aid!

Help is here for Rent and Utilities!!

Call the SVDP Hotline for assistance, 732-534-9375 or

visit us at the pantry on Thursday from 9:30 - 12:30.


Amazon has a program where they will donate (at no extra cost to you) a percentage of your purchases to a charity of your choice. Our own St. Vincent de Paul Society is set up as a participating charity. To participate, log into your Amazon account through this URL: (note that you do not put in ‘www’). Once you’re logged into your account, search for: faith and spiritual—St. Mary of the Lake, Lakewood NJ. Then choose St. Mary of the Lake SVDP. Or use this direct link: Then whenever you use the Amazon service, just log in through The ‘smile’ version of the site is exactly like the regular version, except your purchases will have Amazon donating to our SVdP Society. If you have a shortcut set up for

Amazon, make sure you change the URL to the ‘smile’ version. WHAT A SIMPLE WAY TO DONATE A LITTLE EXTRA MONEY FOR OUR NEIGHBORS!



The Saint Vincent de Paul Society held a commissioning 
ceremony last Thursday, April 21, for Brenda Alvarez. She is now a Vincentian.