Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Please see the letter below from our St. Vincent de Paul group about the upcoming Friends of the Poor Walk on September 25th. We hope to see you there!
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a National and International Lay Catholic Society founded in the 1600’s which offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. A keystone of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served, and we serve all in our community in need of assistance, regardless of religion, gender, ethnicity, or beliefs. We strive to bring the love and peace of Christ to those we serve in the spirit of Christ's words in the 25th Chapter of Matthew's Gospel, “For I was hungry and you gave me food.”
Our motivation for starting the Conference at Immaculate Conception Church was born of the pressing financial and social needs we recognized among our neighbors in Marlborough. The St. Vincent de Paul Society was originally started in our parish in 1901 and has been active during different periods over the past 120 years at our parish. This year we are celebrating 5 years since being rejuvenated at our Parish!
In the last 5 years that we’ve been performing our mission and ministry in Marlborough, we have assisted over 1225 people and provided almost $250,000 of assistance with food, rent, clothes, and many other needs, in addition to providing referrals to State & local agencies, and being a listening ear for those we assist. We are so thankful to the Immaculate Conception Parish community for your generosity with your prayers and your financial support. Your donations go directly to assist those in need in our community.
We are holding our annual Friends of the Poor Walk on Saturday September 25. This is the only fundraiser we hold to support our ministry. Check-in starts at 9:30am at Meehan Hall, and the walk starts at 10am, 3 miles on the Assabet River Trail. If you're not able to join us but would like to donate, please go to www.marlboroughfopwalk.org You can also register to walk online before the walk.
If you would like more information about St. Vincent de Paul, would like to get involved, or are in need of assistance, please contact us at 978-763-0578or email@example.com.
As always, we thank the Immaculate Conception community for all the support you provide us!!
Friends of the Poor® Walk
To benefit works of charity in our community
Saturday, September 25th, 2021
10:00 AM start
on-site registration begins at 9:30 AM
Immaculate Conception Meehan Hall
119 Washington St, Marlborough
3 mile round-trip walk along the rail trail To register online or donate, please visit
For more information:978-763-0578 or
Father Steven Clemence