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
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! TO ALL THE FRIENDS OF THE POOR
The Society of St. Vincent DePaul at St. Mary’s hosted the 10th annual “Friends of the Poor Walk” on September 30 and was joined by SVdP conferences from St. Catherine Siena and St. Charles Borremeo. Over 100 participants enjoyed the good weather, fellowship and satisfaction knowing they have helped others.
St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul would like to thank all walkers, our sponsors, businesses that donated raffle items and the generous St. Mary’s parishioners who supported the walk with a pledge or donation. The St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul conference raised over $10,000, which will be used to help the poor and needy.
The Walk would not be possible without the time donated by our wonderful volunteers. Thank you to the 40 plus volunteers that made the Walk possible.
Many Thanks to our Generous “Friends of the Poor” Walk Sponsors:
Knights of Columbus
Northgate Technologies, Inc.
DeFiore-Jorgensen Funeral Home
Tom Peck Ford of Huntley
Adam’s Collision Center
Cal Elite Kids
Medulla for Chiro One Wellness Centers
Dr. Pacana D.D.S
Thank you to the members of St. Vincent de Paul who solicited businesses to provide the wonderful items listed below for the free raffle:
Ace Hardware Binger Chiropractic
Boulder Ridge Country Club Brunch Café
Burger King Café Roma
Colonial Café Costco
Country Donuts Culvers
Denny’s Dental Care
Fast Eddie’s Georgia’s
Great Clips Huntley Floral
Jewel Osco Jimmy John’s
Lily Nails Lumes
Marengo Ridge Golf Club Mario Tricoci
Parkside Pub Pro-Auto
Rookies Salon NV
Sherwin Williams Six Flags Great America
Starbucks – Huntley Starbucks – Dundee
Trader Joe’s Village Green Cleaners
Whisper Creek Golf Club Biaggi’s
Half Price Book Store South of the Border
Elated Boutique Lucy Hair Salon
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.
Northern Illinois Mobile Food Truck
On June 1, St. Vincent de Paul hosted the Northern Illinois Mobile Food Truck at St. Mary’s. 143 families participated in the food give-away which included meat, produce, bread, canned goods and a cleaning product. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the kind and caring volunteers and to Jewel for providing shopping carts and to John Miceli for providing the transportation. There were more than 30 adult volunteers and 20 youth volunteers. The youth played an integral role returning grocery carts, distributing food and helping those in need load food in their cars.