Parish Social Ministries

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UPDATE


St. Edward's PSM is continuing to operate and serve people with food and basic household items, and in any way that it can. If you have a need or know someone in need, please leave a message at (516) 921-8030, ext. 140. Clients have been picking up their items at the panty at scheduled times, to carefully maintain social distancing. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the number above. 


VOLUNTEERS: Several people have kindly volunteered to assist. At this time, we aren't in need of volunteers. However, if the need arises and you are willing to help, please leave your name and phone number at the pantry office at (516) 921-8030, ext. 140 along with a brief message.


PANTRY NEEDS: Food and household items are needed. If you have any extra or are willing to purchase additional items when you shop, that would be great! Items can be left in the Church vestibule, which is open during daytime hours. Some suggested items: pasta, pasta sauce, tuna fish, hand soap, canned fruits and vegetables, toilet paper, paper towel

In addition, financial donations specifically for Parish Social Ministry can be mailed to St. Edward the Confessor Church, attn. Parish Social Ministry, 205 Jackson Avenue, Syosset, NY 11791 or slid through the rectory door. 

Thank you so much for your continuous support. You remain in our prayers.


HOW CAN I HELP OUR PARISH?

Thank you to all of our parishioners for your prayers and continued support. Rest assured, you are in the prayers of our priests and deacons every day. Many people have reached out and asked how they can support St. Edward the Confessor Parish during these difficult times. 

The coronavirus pandemic will continue to have a tremendous impact on all of our lives and will also affect parish collections -- the way parish pays bills and salaries throughout the year and maintains programs that are instrumental to so many -- for some time. 


If you are able and so inclined, your envelopes and donations can be mailed to St. Edward Church (205 Jackson Avenue, Syosset, NY 11791) or dropped in the Rectory door mail slot (although we aren’t encouraging anyone to go out.) In addition, there is a form available in recent parish bulletins online which can be completed and mailed to the Rectory to register for automatic donations.  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM


Our Parish Social Ministry is up and running, with clients picking up food at scheduled times to maintain social distancing. If you or anyone has a need, please call (516) 921-8030, ext. 140 and leave a message. If you want to drop off any items for the food pantry, please leave them in the back of the Church vestibule. 

Please note that the Church does remain open for individual prayer during the daytime. Masses and gathers in our Church are suspended for the time being. 

Please continue to pray for all your fellow parishioners - present and past, for the Clergy and staff of our parish, and for all those in our communities who are on the front lines fighting this virus. 

St. Edward the Confessor, Pray for Us! 


God Bless all of you for your support!  


Parish Social Ministry & Pantry

Parish Social Ministry Pantry:

(516) 921-8030, x 140

Mondays - Thursdays: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM 


Parish Social Ministry (PSM) provides food and basic necessities of living through the parish pantry, with the assistance of Island Harvest and the Island Harvest providers, such as King Kullen of Huntington; Stop & Shop in Oyster Bay; Marios Pizzeria in Plainview; 7-11; Panera Bread in Plainview and Fox Hollow of Woodbury. 


The Pantry, located in the main parking lot adjacent to the Gymnasium, is open at the times listed above. Those in need are welcome to visit the Pantry during its operating hours or make an appointment by calling the Pantry office. New clients will meet with a PSM coordinator to discuss their needs and situation confidentially. The coordinator can make referrals to the St. Edward Conference of St. Vincent de Paul if necessary.


PSM relies on the gracious support of our parishioners and various parish ministries (such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Catholic Daughters, Religious Ed and St. Edward School) throughout the year, especially with the monthly Missioners’ Food Collections and periodic drives, including Back-to-School, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and  Easter.


PSM also organizes the Hot Lunch Program at Eastwoods Apartments in Syosset. These special lunches are served most months throughout the year.  


If you or anyone you know needs assistance, please contact the Pantry office. If you would like to help PSM or make a donation, please visit the Pantry office or call the number above.    

St. Edward Confessor Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

(516) 218 - 7837


We Help People!

If you or someone you know is struggling and in need of assistance, please contact us at the number above. Please leave your name and phone number. In the past, our Conference has helped parishioners and those living within our parish boundaries, with utility bills, car payments, insurance payments, medical bills, etc. Upon receiving your call, two Vincentians will visit you at your residence and evaluate how/if we can be of assistance.


 In addition, the Conference sponsors a winter coat and hat drive in conjunction with PSM’s Thanksgiving drive.


If you would like to volunteer with or make a donation to our Conference, please contact us at (516) 218 - 7837.