SVDP Joins East County Homeless Task Force

Our San Diego St. Vincent de Paul Society is an active participant on Team 6: Shelters, temporary & Long Range Housing, Day Centers of the East County Task Force Project Group. Team 6 believes that it is necessary to implement a continuum of temporary through long term shelter and meal solutions where homeless individuals and… Read more »

Ozanam Orientation at San Rafael!

Ozanam Orientation is finally here! Orientation turns you in a new direction!  Meet the new San Diego team of trainers for Orientation in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  They are ready to greet you at San Rafael Parish in Rancho Bernardo on Saturday November 4.  Don’t miss the English presentation of the 2016… Read more »

SVdP New Youth Conference

Youth between 13 &18 years of age have formed the St. John Mini-Vinnies at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Encinitas.  Moderators for the Mini Vinnies are Kimberly Clarkin and Teresa Roberts.  Officers Sabrina, Mary, Rylie, and Daphne are students at Cathedral Catholic High School.  Several youth are middle-school students at St. John School. Sabrina… Read more »

Antoine Frédéric Ozanam – New Book

A new book written by a Vincentian, Raymond Sickinger, is biography of Antoine Frédéric Ozanam. It is more than a chronological account of Ozanam’s relatively brief but extraordinary life. It is also a comprehensive study of a man who touched many lives as a teacher, writer, and principal founder of the Society of St. Vincent… Read more »

Mental Health Ministry at St. Therese Catholic Parish

What is anxiety and depression? What are the facts about anxiety and depression? Why it is important to learn about anxiety and depression? How to cope with anxiety and/or depression? If you would like to learn more about anxiety and depression, make plans to attend. Tuesday, September 12, at 7 p.m. In Murray Hall at… Read more »

2017 Day of Recollection

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of San Diego and the San Diego Diocesan Office for Social Ministry co-hosted a Day of Recollection with Fr. Greg Adolf. This years theme, “400 Years of the Vincentian Charism,” recognized that St. Vincent de Paul received his call to serve the poor and marginalized 400… 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 »