Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Did you know ….

Sunday November 18 is the second annual World Day of the Poor.  But every day is a “Day of the Poor” with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  During the month of September, the St. Ann Conference provided 24 families with $3,900 in assistance with utilities, rent, and other bills.  We could not have done this without your continued support – thank you!

Thank you for your support!

News and Upcoming Events

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday January  8
at 9:30 AM in Delaney Hall.
New members or interested parties are always welcome to join us.

Our Faith In Action:  all 10 episodes are available for online viewing and download!

These episodes are now available on line on the YouTube site. Once Episodes 8-10 re-air later this summer, they also will be available for viewing.

To view the episodes on the Society’s YouTube page, click below:

It’s only through your continued generosity that we are able to reach out to those in need.  If you or someone you know needs this type of assistance, please visit the food pantry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Thursday mornings between 9:00 and 11:00 AM; except for the second Thursday of each month when the pantry will be closed in the morning, but will open from 4:30 through 6:00. 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 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 Monday (9:30 AM) or the fourth Monday (4:00 PM) of each month.

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

may be browsed here:

or downloaded here:





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


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