St. Therese Catholic Church





St Therese St Vincent de Paul
Together, we’re doing good work.


Mission Statement

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide Catholic organization of laypersons, open to all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving their neighbor. Generally on a person to person basis, members of the society help those in need, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, handicap, or religion.

Who We Are

The St Vincent de Paul Society is an international charitable lay Catholic organization. It was established in 1833 by a college student, Frederic Ozanam. Challenged to put his faith into action, Frederic created the Society, and named it after Vincent de Paul, a saint noted for his work with the poor.
The St Therese Conference of St Vincent de Paul is an all-volunteer organization. We serve the poor within our parish boundaries. The main ways we serve the poor are by providing food boxes, and by helping with rent and utilities.


Food boxes require a lot of volunteer hours. Food donations must be moved from the food bank to the pantry. The shelves need to be stocked. The food boxes need to be packed. Someone has to greet the families and give them their boxes on Saturday. We do a limited amount of deliveries to handicapped clients, and volunteers are needed for that. Volunteers confirm requests for rent and utilities assistance.

Food box packers are needed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoon.
Saturday morning, help is needed to assist with food box pickup.
Drivers are needed Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
A volunteer is needed to coordinate rent and utility assistance.
Volunteers are needed at the main office to answer telephone calls.
Help is needed on Wednesday morning to unload and put away food
received from the Oregon food bank.

To volunteer call Shasta at 503-253-7566
or LeRoy at 503-516-4553 or e-mail us.

How to Donate

Non-perishable food items can be placed in the wooden barrel at the main entrance to the church. Please call LeRoy at 503-516-4553 for information about donating inventory, or sponsoring a food drive. 

There are several ways to make monetary donations. If you are a St Therese parishioner, donation envelopes can be found in your bi-monthly packet of donation envelopes. Envelopes can also be found on the food barrel at the main entrance to the church. Checks should be made out to the St Vincent de Paul. If you would like to mail a donation, send your check to St Vincent de Paul, St Therese Parish, 1260 NE 132nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97230. Please call Shasta at 503-253-7566 for information about bequests and memorial donations.

If You Need Services

Food box pick up is Saturday from 9-11 am by appointment only.
Call 503-235-8431 to request a food box. We will call you when it is ready for pick up.  If you need help with rent or utilities please call the same number.
We are located at 1260 NE 131st Place, between Halsey and Glisan.