Vincentians strive through prayer, meditation on the Scriptures, fidelity to the teaching of the Church and in the various aspects of their daily lives, to bear witness to the love of Christ in their relationships with those most in need. "Thepoor you will always have with you" (Matt. 26:11). The Vincentian is at their service. (S)he does not judge: (s)he is available.
The mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is to assist those struggling to attain self sufficiency. The goal is to guide people to focus on Gospel values.
Through honest communication between the Vincentians and the person(s) we serve, we attempt to encourage and support independence.
Below are some statements shared by the people that were helped by SVDP:
A single mother of three living in a shelter:
"I was so depressed. Your visit has helped me to know that I can go on."
From a family with a seriously ill father:
"Your society is a gift to us. May God bless you as you help those who need help."
Statement shared by a single mother after the home visit:
"Now I'll be able to sleep tonight."
How You Can Help
The Sacred Heart St. Vincent de Paul Society can use your assistance. Volunteers are always welcome and training is provided. The following services are needed:
- Home visiting with another Vincentian volunteer.
- Work in the food pantry. This may include stocking shelves, preparing food bags, etc.
- Office - typing, answering phones, scheduling appointments and completing intake forms.
- Fundraising, brainstorming, coordination of events, etc.
- Driver for pickup and delivery of groceries
Take the time to share your talents. Call the St. Vincent de Paul Society at 609-267-9600.