St Vincent de Paul Society
Care in the Name of Christ
“No work of Charity is foreign to the Society”
When You Help Us ~ We Can Help Others.
Christ the King Food Pantry ~ facilitated by St. Vincent DePaul volunteers.
Christ the King Food Pantry in Mashpee, 5 Jobs Fishing Road, 508-477-7700 continues to operate as a “Drive-Thru” service in an effort to abide by Covid-19 guidelines and precautions while continuing to provide our weekly pantry to our clients and others. All are welcome!
Pantry Hours: Wednesdays 9-12
MISSION STATEMENT OF THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
Inspired by the Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person to person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. As a reflection of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings, and adherence to basic Rule. Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The society collaborates with other people of goodwill in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because in them Vincentians see the face of Christ.
WHO WE ARE
St. Vincent DePaul Society Christ the King Conference was founded in 1984 almost simultaneously with the CTK Parish. It has grown in size from 12 members to 305 volunteers working in seven ministries. The St. Vincent DePaul Society is a lay Catholic organization founded in 1833. Its purpose today, as in 1833, is to help the needy. The Society was founded by Fredric Ozanam, a student at the University of Paris, to help the poor in Paris. It was named after St. Vincent de Paul who was known for helping the poor in the 1600s.
Our Christ the King Conference is part of the Cape & Islands District, comprised of 17 Catholic Parishes on Cape Cod. Our Conference serves the communities of Mashpee, Cotuit, and part of Marstons Mills. We, in turn, are connected to the State, National, and International Vincentian community, again with the sole purpose of following in the footsteps of St. Vincent de Paul and his mission. We are all unpaid volunteers of many faiths and come from surrounding communities.