The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
As a reflection of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level.
Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic rule.
Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.
Vincentians are called to holiness by striving to conform to the example set by Jesus Christ, by doing God’s will, and devoting themselves to the service of God’s suffering and poor, and when we attend to the poor in the spirit of St. Vincent, we minister to Jesus Christ himself.
In 2010 our Conference of St. Therese de Lisieux had helped over 200 families, logged countless hours of service, and traveled to meet various urgent needs (mainly food and FP&L payments) due to a worsened economy.
We of The St. Vincent de Paul Society are truly grateful to our parish of St. Therese de Lisieux for their generous contributions to the poor – both monetarily and with the monthly food collections – for the needy among us.