EWTN “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul”

These brand-new shows are scheduled to air in the “EWTN Gallery” slot which follows EWTN News Nightly.  The programs feature a variety of Society activities such as home visits, programs for the homeless, a dental clinic, a pharmacy, the Friends of the Poor® Walk and much more. Click here to watch EWTN Live Wednesday, July… Read more »

Integrating the Vincentian Call Fully into My Life

On July 29th, Deacon Gene Smith, Past National President and current Western Regional Spiritual Advisor will conduct a 2-hour retreat for all members interested in growing in Vincentian Spirituality. The focus of the retreat will be “Integrating The Vincentian Call Fully into My Life”.  An hour presentation on the Role of the Conference Spiritual Advisor… Read more »

New Western Regional President Elected

At our May 2017 Western Regional Meeting held in Portland, OR a new Western Regional Vice President was elected. John Hallissy, an attorney living in Sacramento was unanimously elected.  He has been a Vincentian since February 2002. During this time he has held various positions including vice president of his conference and council president.  John… Read more »

What is Famvin

A network of people, supported and connected by websites, including this one, for news, reference materials, formation materials and a variety of social networks. The Vincentian Family — connecting, collaborating and evangelizing: a living, growing community of more than 2 million people seeking to follow Christ, the evangelizer of the poor in the model presented… Read more »

Vincentian Formation Midyear Retreat 2017

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Vincentian Charism – Fr. Tom McKenna, CM (PowerPoint and Audio) You can watch the PowerPoint and listen to the presentation posted on the web:  www.svdpusa.org (click on members, go to programs/tools and choose programs, go over to and click on Vincentian Formation, scroll down to Retreats and click “Celebrating the… Read more »

Voice of the Poor Webinar THURSDAY 4/20

Does your council or conference have a seat at the table where major decisions on transportation, childcare and education, and jobs are made?  Who are the people and institutions shaping critical decisions that impact families in your community? Community organizing is a process that is not foreign to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul…. Read more »

Harley Noel & Hawkes Home Residents

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul San Rafael Conference (in Rancho Bernardo) is hosting an evening with Harley Noel, who will discuss Hawkes Home, a sober-living facility for men after incarceration. Hawkes Home currently houses about 12 men who receive support and assistance to get back into society. The men have courage, strength, and… Read more »

2017 SVDP Mid-Year Meeting

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded in the United States at the “Old” Cathedral St. Louis, Missouri, November 20, 1945.  So it seemed fitting that 185 Vincentians who gathered for the 2017 Annual Mid-Year meeting should attend Mass celebrated by Fr. Cormack, CM, at the Cathedral followed by an Annual Commitment Ceremony… Read more »

SVDP Resource for 2017 – Year Dedicated to Bailly

In his first Circular Letter as President General of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Renato Lima de Oliveira announced that 2017 is the “Year Dedicated to Bailly.” Emmanuel Joseph Bailly was the first president of the SVDP. This memorable man created the appropriate conditions for a group of young people to organize and create… Read more »