The Church of 
St. Bartholomew
A Catholic Community
In the Archdiocese of
New York

           Outreach & Evangelization Commission

                                                                             De Paul Ministry

St. Vincent de Paul was renowned for his compassion, humility, and generosity. He’s also known as the “Great Apostle of Charity.” We place our ministry to those in need under his patronage.

Mission of De Paul Ministry
The Parish Community of St. Bart’s strives to answer God’s call to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with God. The mission of De Paul Ministry is to help enlist the time, talent, and treasure of our faith community to respond to human needs within our parish, in our community and country, in the local and universal Church, and indeed throughout the world.

Specific Purpose and Goals of the Ministry

  • Encourage and coordinate the donation of food and goods to help those in need within and outside of our parish, especially through the Food Pantry.
  • Promote collections and other programs geared towards helping those in need, through  

          Catholic Relief Services
          Catholic Campaign for Human Development
          Other Church & Archdiocesan collections
          Disaster relief collections
          Holiday gifts & donations  

  • Encourage parishioners to volunteer for service projects.
  • Support other activities and programs for the Needy
  • Assist low income families and seniors
  • Work with the Finance Council to explore ways to raise funds for the programs of the Ministry.  

Others Goals:

  • Provide opportunities for parishioners to tutor and mentor others
  • Provide adult education and tutoring programs when possible
  • Hold a baby shower for local crisis pregnancy centers

Specific Activities of the Ministry

Food Pantry
Each week, through our Food Pantry, St. Bart’s provides non-perishable food items, paper goods, and some personal supplies to about 17 families (parishioners and non-parishioners) to help supplement their needs and ease their worries. In 2015 over 500 bags were given out.

If you need assistance, please come on Tuesdays, between 4 and 4:30 pm. The Pantry is located in the basement of the rectory.  

We also provide emergency food assistance as needed. Call for a one-time help or to add your name on our list. Your privacy is of concern to us, as well as your dignity. Rich Scardino coordinated the Food Pantry and he can be reached at 914-968-3248 or 914-263-2227.

Advent Giving Tree
Through our Advent Giving Tree we offer our parish families the opportunity to share their blessings and love with those who are less fortunate. The tree is decorated with colored tags with names of individuals from our Sharing Communities. This program provides parishioners with an opportunity to do something for those who would otherwise not have a very merry Christmas without their generosity. In December 2015 we provided about 395 gifts to 4 communities.

Sharing Community Monthly Meal
St. Bart’s Parish prepares a once a month meal of baked ziti which is given to the Sharing Community in downtown Yonkers. St. Bart’s averages about 20 trays of food on the first Thursday of every month. The Sharing Community feeds lunch to over 200 people daily.

Feed Thy Neighbor Campaign
This is a once a year program through which food is collected for those in need.

Holiday Baskets
Special holiday baskets are collected and distributed during the Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

Christmas Holiday Party
St. Bart’s organizes a Holiday Luncheon through which we reach out to those less fortunate and help them to celebrate the Christmas season.

Miscellaneous Donations
Clothes & Items

De Paul Ministry Coordinator Position Description

Reports to:         Pastor and Commission Chair 

General Responsibilities of Every Council and Commission Chair and Co-Chair:

  • Specific Responsibilities of De Paul Ministry Coordinator
  • Constantly evaluate needs of the Ministry and brief the Pastor and the Commission Chair.
  • Work with Pastor, Finance Chairperson and Commission Chair to make sure that we have enough resources to carry out the mission of the Ministry
  • Draft a budget for the ministry latest by the end of June.
  • Execute the goals of the ministry and supervise progress regularly
  • Delegate tasks to parishioners capable of helping coordinator specific events of the ministry. Commission members might be able to head some the ministry areas temporary or longer.
  • Explore ways to constantly disseminate information to parishioners regarding the activities and needs of the ministry

Special Activities

  • Attend Annual parish Leadership training
  • Attend annual parish Ministry Recollection Day
  • Annual Parish Ministry Appreciation Dinner

Time of Commitment
As needed to fully carry out the goals of the ministry, delegating s much as possible to parishioners willing to help out.

General Qualifications Required of Every Council and Commission Chair and Co-Chair:

Specific Qualifications Required:

  • Organized and trustworthy
  • Lives a life of love, faith, humility, hope and charity.
  • Be visible in the parish by active participation at parish events
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Pastor, Parish Staff and Parish Committees.
  • Ability to coordinate efforts by multiple workgroups.
  • Sociable 

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