Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Did you know ….

In the US, the Society’s nearly 100,000 trained volunteers in the United States provided 12.6 million hours of volunteer service in 2017, helping more than 5.4 million people through visits to homes, prisons and hospitals at a value of more than $3 billion dollars.

 

 

News and Upcoming Events

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday March 12
at 9:30 AM in Delaney Hall.
New members or interested parties are always welcome to join us.

“Our Faith in Action” Movie now available
for online viewing and download

Thank you to everyone who tuned in to the network television premiere of the SVdP movie, “Our Faith in Action.”

If you missed the movie or loved what you saw and want to see more stories of Vincentians across the country helping their neighbors in need, you can!  The movie is available for viewing on the SVdP YouTube page and can be accessed by clicking here:

The entire movie can be downloaded by clicking here:

The  next gathering of the St. Ann Conference is on Tuesday, March 12 at 9:30 AM in Delaney Hall; new members or interested parties are always welcome to join us. If you wish to send us a check, please make it out to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul, 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 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 3:30 PM to 5:00 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.

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

Mission

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.

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
RULE OF THE INTERNATIONAL
CONFEDERATION OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

may be browsed here:
Rules

or downloaded here:

Agenda

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Links

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

 


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