St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul Outreach Ministries was started here in Nelson County in 1992 by Father Patrick Creed, then pastor of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral. We are an outreach ministry of St. Joseph Parish and are administered by a Board of Directors, which includes the current pastor and meets quarterly.
Mission Store and Client Assistance
The store hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Weekends. The building is located at 310 N. 2nd St., Bardstown, KY 40004, phone 502-348-9752. We gladly accept donations to help lower costs and serve the needs of the people we serve. Your donation is tax-deductible.
St. Vincent de Paul serves the homeless and economically disadvantaged population through rent, utility and food assistance, as well as assistance with shelter, furniture, clothing, and household items.
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Director in Training
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Urged by the Spirit of Christ, we commit ourselves to the service of those in need and the preservation of each person’s dignity.
Our mission is to provide compassion and support to individuals in need, regardless of race, origin, religion or gender through the mission store client assistance with rent, utilities, gas, shelter, clothing, furniture, household items, and food assistance.
SVDP Bread For Life
Community Food Pantry
Located at 219 E. Muir Ave., Bardstown, KY 40004, we serve low-income households in Nelson County. We are a “Client Choice” pantry serving with compassion and dignity. Our “Meals From The Heart” ministry delivers five meals a week to those who are unable to provide for themselves. We operate solely on food and monetary donations which are always tax-deductible. We are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (closed for lunch 12:00 to 12:30) and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., phone 502-348-7270.
If you are looking to donate your time and talent, please call us and we’ll work with your schedule. The Mission Store needs cashiers, sort room attendants as well as men volunteers for the pick-up/delivery of items. The Food Pantry could always use volunteers to work the intake computer, stock, or help clients shop for their groceries. Please consider giving it a try – you’ll be blessed AND will be helping a worthy cause!
St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral
The St. Joseph Proto Cathedral which operates the institution is located at 310 West Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004-0548. Phone: 502-348-3126. The St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral complex, which includes Spalding Hall and Flaget Hall of what was originally St. Joseph College, is on the National Historic Register. It is also the largest parish outside of Jefferson County in the Archdiocese of Louisville.