St. vincent depaul

About St.Vincent DePaul

The St Vincent de Paul Society (“SVDP”) is an international Roman Catholic voluntary organization dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need. Active in England & Wales since 1844, today it continues to address social and material need in all its many forms. [1]
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded in 1833 to serve impoverished people living in the slums of Paris, France. The primary figure behind the society's founding was Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, a French lawyer, author, and professor in the Sorbonne. He was 20 years old when the society was founded.[2], and was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1997.
The Society took Saint Vincent de Paul as its patron under the influence of Sister Rosalie Rendu, D.C. Sister Rosalie (who was herself beatified in November 2003 by Pope John Paul II) was a member of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, and was well known for her work with people in the slums of Paris. She guided Frédéric and his companions in their approach towards those in need.
The society gradually expanded outside Paris in the mid 19th century and received benefactors in places such as Tours where figures such as the Venerable Leo Dupont, known as the Holy Man of Tours became contributors. Since then the society has spead world-wide helping people of all nations, races, heritages and situations. The society is committed to serving Christ everywhere he is found in the poor.
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering .
As a reflection of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in a society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.

Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.
In our parish, the Society helps principally by assisting parish members who are having trouble making ends meet. The Society strives to make sure that parishioners have the daily necessities necessary. Particularly, the society has pledged itself to helping people meet heating costs during the winter. The society is not funded by any grants or organizations. It simply uses the contributions of fellow parishioners and depends upon its fundraisers. These help to raise funds so that the Society can continue to do what it does best: finding Christ in others.

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14 Monument Sq Woonsocket, RI  (401) 769-2357

173 Washington Street, Plainville, MA - (508) 695-5150

444 Franklin Street, Framingham, MA - (508) 879-7873

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul donations:

If you would like to make a donation to the Society, boxes can be found at the doors of the church; to make a tax deductible donation, please include your name and envelope number.

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