Service - Helping Neighbors in Need PDF Print E-mail

Our members deal directly with individuals in need. Our primary ministry is food assistance.
 In emergencies and when funds are available, we also help to prevent
neighbors' utility cut-off or eviction.  Monthly, we visit Haven for Hope. 


Food Ministry:  

Our SVDP Food Pantry distributes nourishing bags of food,
more importantly,  volunteers offer a warm and respectful welcoming
 to those who come to the SVDP Window and  referring our Brothers and Sisters in Christ
to additional sources of aid.  
 Volunteers order from and report to the San Antonio Food Bank,  
oversee delivery and stocking of supplies, pick up food donations from  local vendors,
 and purchase items locally when the Food Bank supplies are not available.
  Additionally, Volunteers direct periodic food drives from St. Peter's School
and from the University of the Incarnate Word.
 A special Bread Ministry picks up donated breads and desserts from a local HEB store
at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings.

Haven for Hope Ministry:  

We have two branches to our Haven for Hope Ministry --
parish volunteers and UIW student/staff volunteers

Parishioners leave from the parish parking lot at 4:15 the fourth Friday
of each month for
Haven for Hope  where we serve dinner to homeless persons at St. Vinny's Bistro.
 For more information, please call 829-2494 and leave a message for Kathleen Foreman. 

This SVDP endeavor has its roots in food ministries undertaken by St. Peter's SVDP
 since the 1950's.  Formerly known as the
St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room,  
St. Vinny's is located at Haven for Hope, near the SVDP Council offices that reside at Haven for Hope
-- an extensive  campus that also helps able homele
ss people to transition into trained job-holders.

Emergency Assistance:  

In emergencies and when funds are available,
we help to prevent neighbors' utility cut-off or eviction.  
 We also network with other
conferences to meet particular needs

Saturday - 5:30 PM
Sunday - 9 & 11 AM, 5:30 PM
Monday - No Masses
Tuesday - 7 AM
Thursday - 7 AM
Wednesday - 5:30 PM
Friday - 8:15 AM
111 Barilla Place
San Antonio, TX 78209
Office 210-822-3367
Fax 210-828-5826

Rev Martin J. Leopold