Saint Vincent dePaul Society
Masses  -  Weekdays 7:00, 8:15 a.m.   Saturday 5:00 p.m.   Sunday 8:00, 10:00, 11:30 a.m.
1317 Eggert at Main, Amherst,NY 716 - 834 - 1041

St. Vincent de Paul Society

St. Benedict’s Parish


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It is our duty to prefer the service of the poor to everything else and to offer such service as quickly as possible. If a needy person requires medicine or other help during prayer time, do whatever has to be done with peace of mind.  Offer the deed to God as your prayer. . . charity is certainly greater than any rule.  Moreover, all rules must lead to charity.”

Saint Vincent dePaul



Our mission is to attend to the needs of the poor and needy where no work of charity is regarded as foreign to our society. The duty of serving the poor, and doing it wisely, is looked upon as one of the most important aspects of our membership where we go personally, one-on-one, to visit the poor in their own homes within the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and Blessed Frederick Ozanam, the founder of the society.

Ministry Description

We are a Catholic lay organization founded to grow spiritually and in fellowship with our other members by offering personal assistance to the poor, suffering and forgotten. We work with our Headquarters located on 1298 Main St. to provide clothing, furniture, appliances, and food for the poor. We help support and maintain our Summer Camp in Angola.

Additionally, we donate to food pantries, organize clothing drives, assist the needy financially when necessary, and cook and bring food to a homeless shelter.

We meet the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM in the Tobin Room of the School and encourage and welcome new members.

Those in need of assistance with:  food, clothing, furniture, temporary help with paying utility bills, rent, or mortgage payments, etc. should call Barbara Flynn at 517-0560.

All assistance is given on a confidential basis.

Those wishing to make a donation should also call Barbara Flynn.