SVDP Ozanam Orientation – Feb 1st at San Rafael Catholic Church

“… as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” Mat.25:40 In 1845, the Society came from Paris to the USA, bringing Frederic Ozanam’s works of justice and charity. The National Council of the USA and local Conferences soon arose across the country, in the footsteps… Read more »

Celebrate Blessed Frederic Mosaic in National Shrine

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, all are invited to attend Mass in celebration of the dedication and installation of a mosaic of our founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, in the Vincentian Chapel at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Mass will be held at noon, celebrated by SVdP National… Read more »

SVDP to Establish Conference at Vatican

On November 28th there was a meeting about the formation of the first conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in the Vatican. The thirty people who were present had to the opportunity to learn about the structure of the Society, the ministry of the members and the Vincentian blessed and saints. A… Read more »

#iGiveCatholic Early Donations

Advanced day giving begins Monday, Nov. 18, and runs through the start of the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day on December 6th. Why is advanced giving important? It offers those donors who would prefer to give via cash or check to make donations. Donate now at SVDP #iGiveCatholic


WHAT IS #iGIVECATHOLIC? #iGiveCatholic is a one-day online giving event for the faithful in arch/dioceses across the nation (and the world!) to come together and raise as many charitable dollars as possible for Catholic parishes, schools, and nonprofit ministries on #GivingCatholic. Last year, #iGiveCatholic raised more than $3.6 million for organizations in participating arch/dioceses. WHEN… Read more »

2019 Friends of the Poor Walk

Five parish conferences of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be hosting the annual Friends of the Poor Walk on Saturdays in September to raise awareness of the needs of poor people and to raise funds for charitable works.  As part of the national Society, these conferences encourage people of all ages to… Read more »

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SVDP 2019 Day of Recollection

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Annual Day of Recollection will be held on Saturday, July 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Mission San Diego de Alcalá.  The event is free of charge and includes lunch. The day will begin with Bishop John Dolan celebrating Mass in the Chapel of… Read more »

Encounter: “The Life and Legacy of Blessed Frederic Ozanam”

National President, Ralph Middlecamp, and National Liaison for Formation and board member, Ray Sickinger, were recently guests on the Catholic Faith Network TV show “Encounter.” The interview will begin airing on Sunday, April 28 and it will run for two weeks. Here are the air times (Eastern): Sunday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April… Read more »

San Diego Diocesan Council Monthly Newsletter

Welcome, Vincentians and friends! You have discovered the San Diego Diocesan Council newsletter! The food of our newsletter comes from our member Conferences.  Then, the newsletter is built with information provided by these important folks: Deacon Timothy Schulz, San Diego Council Spiritual Advisor; Member Conferences; Local, Diocesan, or National news that is pertinent to the… Read more »