Bi-monthly every 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11:30 a.m.
Coordinator: Joanne Breaugh
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay organization dedicated to helping the poor and the suffering in our communities. Since its inception in 1833, the organization has sought to minister to the poor and those experiencing hardships with gentleness and kindness and to above all, respect the God given dignity of all who seek our services.
St. Vincent de Paul members (Vincentians) meet with individuals and families in order to determine how they can best be served. Some of the services that we typically provide include assistance with food, clothing, shelter and transportation expenses. The financial assistance that we are able to provide is based upon donations from parishioners and the good will of others.
The conference at Our Lady of Lourdes was founded in 1939. Our Vincentians meet with clients at the church throughout the month as schedules permit. We also schedule to meet with clients on the first and third Sunday’s of each month after 10 a.m. Mass. We occasionally visit clients at their homes.
We have training sessions throughout the year that help Vincentians become comfortable with conducting casework. During our bi-monthly meetings, the group?s spiritual director leads us in a discussion of a contemporary religious text or question. We then discuss the specifics of the cases and clients that we met with over the prior two weeks and decide how the group can help