Bishop Hying provides direction during Covid-19

Take heart, Vincentians!  A message is waiting for you from our National Spiritual Advisor, Bishop Donald Hying.  His words provide inspiration for each of us. In these difficult and uncertain times, many Conferences are at a loss on how to proceed with services as usual.  View the message here:     Some thoughts from one of… Read more »

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 »


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 »

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Launches Meal Program

As part of the EXCEL program being created at Foothills Good Shepherd Ministry Center the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Society will provide hot meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning April 2nd to at risk teens in the East County. EXCEL is a faith based, not‐for‐profit youth resource center established for the purpose of… Read more »