December 2023

Volunteer Newsletter
To see in those in need the face of Christ

2023-2024 Calendar

  • Sunday, December 10th, 2023,10:30 AM. Mass at SS Peter and Paul Church. Immaculate Conception of our Patroness, the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

  • Thursday, March 14th, 2024. Vinnie and Pat's Dinner, SSPP Maria M. Mitchell Social Hall. More info to follow.

Mary Ann Ray Receives MD Senior Citizen Award for 2023

The MD Senior Citizens Award Ceremony held on Oct. 19th in Clarksville, MD. Mary Ann Ray was awarded this honorary award for her outstanding service to senior citizens in our community.

Ralph and Patti Case, Honorees in 2020, Also


Ralph and Patti Case were also in attendance and recognized for their service. Due to the pandemic, their recognition dinner in 2020 was cancelled.

Angel Tree 2023

Our neighbors need YOU, our Christmas Angels, to keep the holiday spirit alive. It's not too late to donate towards gift cards to help families and senior citizens in need, right here in Talbot County.

Click here for more info on how you can help make someone's Christmas brighter.

SVdP Fashion Show Held November 4th, 2023

SVdP's Fashion Show was a big success, with a sold-out event! 140 guests enjoyed a delicious lunch and program at the SSPP Family Life Center. Gorgeous clothing, donated by area residents, was modeled by our beautiful volunteers, and available for sale in the Thrift Store the week after the event. The total revenue generated from the fashion show was $13,300 (from ticket prices and an auction) and will benefit our Food Pantry. Thank you to all who helped plan and execute this event and also to those who attended!

The full-page graphic shown below was posted in the Saints Peter and Paul Parish Bulletin over Veteran's Day weekend. We wanted to share this with others who may not have seen it...

Save the Date!

The next Vinnie and Pat's dinner will be held on Thursday, March 14th at the SSPP Maria M. Mitchell Social Hall. Watch your email early next year for more details.

Giving Tuesday 2023 - A Global Movement in its 10th Year

GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 to make giving more central in daily life. Last year, more than one billion dollars were donated in the United States.

Today, GivingTuesday is an inclusive and pluralistic community of millions of givers, with activity in every country on every continent.

GivingTuesday was on November 28th. It is not too late to consider a donation to St. Vincent de Paul and watch the difference your dollars make in helping the needy, right here in Talbot County. You can mail a check to us at SVdP, 29533 Canvasback Drive, P.O. Box 783, Easton, MD 21601, or click here to donate online. Thank you!

Thank you to Councell Farms and Easton Club East Men's Day Trippers & SVdP Volunteers

Early morning gleaning at Councell Farms; a combined effort of Easton Club East’s Men’s Day Trippers group and SVdP folks. Most volunteers belong to both organizations. Thank you to both groups and to Councell Farms for generously donating such great fall produce to the Food Pantry!

Food Pantry

It's all hands on deck as we prepare for the arrival of our neighbors! Our dedicated volunteers are always ready to serve, regardless of the weather.

Friday's Food Pantry volunteers getting ready to sort 2,316 pounds of fresh produce for our neighbors. Being able to offer first quality fruits and vegetables reflects the respect that we have for our neighbors.

SVdP volunteers go above and beyond to help! Julie White changed a food pantry neighbor's tire while they were in line for food.

Merry Christmas to All!

Best wishes for a blessed and safe Christmas holiday season, whether you are traveling, or enjoying time at home with family and friends.

SVdP is very grateful for both your friendship and for your generosity in sharing your time and talents in our service to neighbors who are less fortunate. Thank you for helping to brighten and ease someone's day and for making a difference in our community. We wish you all good health and happiness in the New Year.

If you have a little extra time or know a friend or neighbor who might like to volunteer with you, we need help in the following areas:

  • Grant Writers
  • Furniture Sales Help on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
  • Donation Center volunteers

Find Us on Facebook & Instagram!

In addition to our Facebook page ( and our Thrift Store Facebook page (St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - Easton, MD - Home | Facebook), we have an Instagram presence. Please look for us at Please share this info with friends.

Welcome New Volunteers!

Mary Anne Feyder - Food Pantry

Lorraine Morrissey - Food Pantry

Nancy Shirey - Thrift Store

Laura Kelley Food Pantry

Abigail Wise. Food Pantry

Wally Doolin Food Pantry

Anne Green - Thrift Store

Fran Favretto - St. Vincent Advisors

Cynthia Gillespie - St. Vincent Advisors

Roger Berkley - St. Vincent Advisors

Julie Hassett - Boutique

Roger Berkley - St. Vincent Advisors

Elizabeth Mateo - St. Vincent Advisors

Sheila Griffin - St. Vincent Advisors

Donna Baran - St. Vincent Advisors

Contact Us:

Society of St. Vincent de Paul SSPP Conference, Inc.

29533 Canvasback Drive

P.O. Box 783

Easton, MD 21601


email: [email protected]


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