St. Vincent de Paul Society
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul aspires to “embrace the world in a network of charity”
Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Vincentians) are people who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. No matter our age, ethnic background, or financial status we are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need.
The St. Mary Conference of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consulation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society’s work is to provide help while maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.
Some 12 million persons are helped annually by Vincentians in the United States
Do you or a Family you know need help?
Please Call St. Mary St. Vincent de Paul at (224) 569-2100
The phone is monitored daily and a response can be expected within 48 hours
Are You Called to be a SVdP Volunteer?
The St. Mary Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul welcomes all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving the poor. Dedicated Vincentians are needed to visit families in need in their home, assisting them with their spiritual and physical needs.
Vincentians grow in their faith by seeing Christ in the faces of the poor, as He tells us, when we serve the least of His brethern we serve Him.
If you would like to volunteer we suggest you contact St. Mary SVdP at (224) 569-2100 or … to learn how you may discern whether you are called to join us in service to those in need through the St. Mary Conference of St. Vincent de Paul please click here.
Area Vincentians including St. Mary Conference participate in the National Walk for the Poor
Members of St. Vincent De Paul ready themselves for an early morning walk in September. The “Walk for the Poor” is an important event held in concert with SVdP conferences across the nation.
In addition to raising funds to support the charitable works of the Society, the Walk emphasizes the admonition of St. Vincent to serve as the voice of the poor, speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Thank you to the following for sponsoring the 2012 Friends of the Poor Walk. Please patronize and thank them for their dedication to the poor of our community:
Black Diamond Plumbing
Mechanical 24 Inc.
Tom’s Market and Greenhouses
DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home
Provena St. Joseph Hospital
Jarvis Exteriors Inc.
Tom Peck Ford of Huntley
Huntley Realty & The Tom Hall Group
Adams Collision Center
James A. O’Conner Funeral Home
Law Offices of Fleck & Meyers
St. Mary’s Singles Group
St. Mary St. Vincent de Paul Conference conducts clothing drives several times each year.
The clothing drives helps to provide clothing for those in need, provides needed jobs through the West Chicago SVdP store and helps to fund other efforts to assist those in need.
Our St. Mary Pantry’s Need for Food Is On-going
Monthly food drives provide food for many needy families each week. Please continue to support our efforts to feed the hungry through your generous contributions. The need is ongoing. Thank you for your support.