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. The Mini Vinnies have monthly meeting and will engage in monthly projects, like: serving meals to homeless; helping with holiday food baskets; visiting nursing homes; working with senior citizens; hosting holiday parties; baking… 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 »

2017 Day of Recollection – Aug. 19th

For the 5th year in a row the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of San Diego and the San Diego Diocesan Office for Social Ministry are proud to co-host a Day of Recollection with Fr. Greg Adolf. This years theme is “400 Years of the Vincentian Charism” Fr. Greg Adolf will share… Read more »

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 »

2017 Friends of the Poor Walk

The year 2008 marked two important events for the National Council Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Not only was it the 175th anniversary of the Society, but it was the founding year for the National Council Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run. The 2017 Friends of the Poor® Run/Walk is in the planning phase at… 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 »

USCCB Convocation 2017 Live Stream & Video On Demand

On July 1st 3500 Catholic leaders which included Cardinals, Arch Bishops, Bishops, Priest, Religious, Deacons and lay Catholic leaders gathered in Orlando, Florida for 4 days of spiritual reflection on the “Joy of the Gospel” in America . We were offered many opportunities to learn and understand how to be Missionary Disciples through keynote speakers…. Read more »

Unprecedented Gathering of US Church

From July 1 to July 4, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is convening an unprecedented gathering of key leaders from across the country.  Leaders from 162 dioceses and many Catholic organizations across the country will meet in Orlando, Florida, for 4 days.  The purpose: to assess the challenges and opportunities of our time, particularly in… 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 »