The Society of St. Vincent dePaul, Immaculate Conception Conference, was established in 2002. The conference has 25+members who respond to requests for assistance 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. The calls, seeking support for food, rent, utilities, medical bills, etc. come from people of every religion, race and national origin. We are solely funded by the generous donations from our community and parish members.
Our weekly "Breaking Bread Meal" is a free, 3 course dinner prepared and served on Tuesday's at the I.C. Parish hall. However during this time it has transitioned to "grab-and-go" meal. The pickup time is each Tuesday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. No reservations needed simply come and receive a meal.
The members of the Society of SVDP, called "Vincentians", meet twice a month to pray together, discern the needs of our community and offer our service to them. At this time all meetings are held online via Zoom.
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to our neighbors in need, 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 religious, 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. 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.
U.S. membership totals nearly 100,000 in 4,400 communities. SVdP provided more than $1.2 billion in tangible and in-kind services, served more than 20.9 million people in need, performed more than 1.7 million service visits. https://www.svdpusa.org/