Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Our heartfelt THANKS!

St. Vincent de Paul Society thanks all of you that donated school supplies and money for our children in need in our community. We were able to fill and give out over 113 backpacks to excited children and thankful parents. Your generosity was overwhelming! We were also able to give boxes of sup plies to each of the local elementary schools in our area for other students that are in need.

News and Upcoming Events

Our next gathering is on Tuesday, October 8 at 9:30 a.m., at the South Coastal Library on Kent Avenue  New members or interested parties are always welcome to join us.

St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day Special
New OFIA Episode – Sept. 27 on EWTN

A brand-new episode of Gabriel Award-winning TV series, “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul,” will debut on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) on St. Vincent de Paul’s feast day, Sept. 27, at 1:30 p.m. Eastern .

In the episode, Society of St. Vincent de Paul members help young students prepare for a new school year, offer a bridge to a more stable and prosperous future for the people they serve and provide hope and opportunity for returning citizens seeking gainful employment.


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization dedicated to serving the poor and suffering.  Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (or “Vincentians” ) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need.

The full mission statement of the St. Ann Conference can be read here:
Mission statement

Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (or “Vincentians”) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need.  The St. Ann Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul serves its neighbors of any denomination or faith background who live within the boundaries of the parish and who are in need of assistance.  We provide financial, spiritual, and physical support to those neighbors in need, including home visits, a food pantry, and assistance with the costs of utilities, rent, or medicine whenever appropriate.

Please consider getting involved with the St. Ann Conference in Bethany Beach! Contact our support number at (302) 236-9279 for additional information or feel free to visit us at one of our meetings in Delaney Hall on the second Tuesday (9:30 AM) or the fourth Tuesday (3:30 PM) of each month.

If you wish to to contribute to our work by a check, please make it out to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and mail it to the Society at P.O. Box 879, Ocean View, DE 19970. Alternatively, you may use one of the special St. Vincent envelopes (with the tan stripe), now available at the entrance to Church or in your bimonthly parish envelope package; and drop that envelope in any collection basket.

If you, or someone you know, needs help with food, please visit the food pantry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Thursday mornings between 8:30 and 10:30 AM; except for the second Thursday of each month when the pantry will be closed in the morning, but will open from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM. Those who are seeking other services or assistance are welcome to present those needs at the pantry at that time, or they may simply call our hotline at (302) 236-9279.

Thanks to all of our parishioners and other contributors who enable our outreach!!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVdP) was founded in Paris by a group of  dedicated students; their leader Frederic Ozanam was beatified in 1997. The Society and each of its Conferences operate under the guidance of a Rule, which sets out its organization and mission.  The first rule was authored in 1835 and has had numerous revisions over the years, the latest occurring in 2004.

The latest version of the

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National Council of the United States
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Wilmington Council
St. Ann Council Members Page


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