* VAN DRIVER NEEDED: The Portland Council urgently needs a volunteer driver for our van to help us for about 6 hours a week to pick up donations. You will need to be able to lift approximately 40 lbs. If you could help us, please call Stephanie at 503-595-2286 or Brian at 503-234-5387. Thank you!
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Jan 102018

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Our Lady of Sorrows St. Vincent de Paul Conference fulfills its service primarily through delivery of food (a 3-5 day supply) and basic hygiene and cleaning products to those in need as well as limited assistance with rent and utilities payments.

​The number of requests have varied recently between 40 – 60 per month, representing 125 – 200 people a month who need assistance to supplement what they have in order to make it through the month. Depending on the number of requests and the size of the households, we have delivered between 3,400 to almost 5,000 pounds of food per month. This averages out to 80 pounds of food and household items per household delivery.

First, Prayers always. ​Prayers for those in need in our parish that they will find all of the help they need. Prayer’s that those in need in  our parish will reach out to the St. Vincent de Paul office in Portland so that we can assist with what we provide. Prayers that those of us in the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Our Lady of Sorrows do our part for those in need in a way that shows respect and recognizes the dignity of the individuals in the households we assist.

​Second, Continue Your Donations​. ​​Thank you for all the support that you provide to Our Lady of Sorrows St. Vincent de Paul Society. Your generous donations of cash, food or other household supplies is very much appreciated.

Generally on the second Sunday of the Month there is an opportunity to donate cash to our Conference. Each week, at the front entrance to the church, there is a collection area for food or household supply donations. And quarterly we have Slip Collection Sunday where one week you can select a slip listing items needed for our food pantry and the following week you can drop the items off when you come to church.

Third, and certainly not least,we can really use a few additional volunteers. ​You do not have to be a full-time volunteer. A few hours a week delivering food (we deliver Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons each week – about 2-3 hours each day), or receiving food from the Oregon Food Bank (deliveries received every other Thursday morning), or cleaning the food pantry would be very helpful. You may volunteer every week,  every other week, or even once a month. We deliver food in pairs so you are never working alone.

​Even a few additional volunteers on an ad hoc basis to assist with deliveries when others are not available due to their schedules or illnesses would be great. If you wish to learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact the Parish Office at 503-775-6731.

Current conference president is Susan Petersen.


 January 10, 2018  Posted by at 11:08 am Featured stories, Uncategorized Comments Off on SPOTLIGHT
Jan 022018
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The SVdP Portland Council is running very low on some things critically needed by our clients, particularly the children. We ask your help to ensure our area children get basics needed for daily living, such as protein foods and hygiene items. Would you please consider donating the following to our pantry?

  •                    Canned tuna
  •                     Canned beef and chicken stew
  •                     Canned ravioli
  •                     Peanut butter
  •                     Canned fruit and shelf-stable individual fruit juices

Also needed are:

  •                     Family size bars of soap, shampoo and deodorant

******Don’t forget—Fred Meyer partners with St. Vincent de Paul—so a portion of your purchases from Fred Meyer will be donated to us. Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to St. Vincent de Paul by going to the Fred Meyer website (Sign up Here). You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number, 91157******

We’re located at 8101 SE Cornwell St., just a few blocks north of the Johnson Creek Fred Meyer. You can drop off your donation at our warehouse Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 – 12:00 & 1:00 – 4:00, and Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 2:30 – 4:00.

Thank you for your generosity and for making a difference in the lives of our hungry neighbors! 


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Mar 262017

The Mobile Kitchen now has regularly scheduled monthly lunch service:

• In Estacada, at St. Aloysius Church, on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, from 11 AM to 1 PM.
• In Beaverton, at Holy Trinity Church, on 2nd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
• In Hillsboro, at St. Matthew Church, on every Wednesday, from 11 AM to 1 PM.
• In Canby, at the Canby Center, on every Thursday, from 11 AM to 1 PM.
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If you would like to schedule a Mobile Kitchen lunch at your location please call us at 503-235-7837 or 503-234-1114.



 March 26, 2017  Posted by at 11:39 am Featured stories, Home slideshow Tagged with:  Comments Off on Mobile Kitchen Schedule
Jan 132017

svdp-buildingSt. Vincent de Paul has been fully operation in our new headquarters office since September 19, 2016.  There is ample parking in front of the building.  In the Emergency Services office on the ground floor we accept rent, utility and food assistance requests by phone at 503-235-8431 (M-F, 9 am – 4 pm) or by visiting the new location at 8101 SE Cornwell Street (M-F, 9 am – 2 pm). Emergency Services clients have a spacious waiting room and private space for meeting with the staff.

The second  floor houses our administrative offices including the office of the Executive Director, Conference Liaison, and Accounting. There is also a large meeting room on the second floor that is used for staff and  Board of Directors’ meetings and Conference Presidents’ meetings. The space is also available to Conferences for meetings, training and other gatherings.

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May 312016

Now you can help St. Vincent de Paul earn cash donations by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards card. Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where customers want them to give.FM Community Rewards Logo

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to St. Vincent de Paul by going to the Fred Meyer website Sign Up . You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 91157.  If you have already signed up thank you. Remember that the “new year of giving” starts July 1, so re-enroll now and make every shopping trip count!

Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping St. Vincent de Paul earn a donation! Continue reading »

 May 31, 2016  Posted by at 10:38 am Featured stories, News, Uncategorized Comments Off on Community Rewards for St. Vincent de Paul
Jan 282016
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Pope Francis is in Rome, but there are still people here in our community who need your help! Join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) and help those in need!

SVdP is one of the world’s largest charitable organizations. It offers person-to-person service to those in need in 150 countries on five continents. The U.S. headquarters are located in St. Louis, Mo., and the United States’ membership totals more than 160,000.

SVdP provides a variety of programs to assist those in need. Each year, SVdP performs over 11 million service hours to aid those in need and serves more than 14 million people.

 January 28, 2016  Posted by at 1:25 pm Featured stories Comments Off on Love is our mission
Jan 222016

Receiving four out of a possible four stars tells donors that we adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and that we consistently executes our mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 4% of the Charity Navigator charities have received at least 6 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Society of St Vincent de Paul, Portland Council outperforms most other charities in America.

St. Vincent de Paul receives top ranking in 2015 for sound fiscal management, transparency, and accountability.

 January 22, 2016  Posted by at 12:50 pm Featured stories, News Comments Off on St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council earns 6th Consecutive 4 Star Ranking