The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

A Catholic Digest Fave Five Charity

The Society's nearly 100,000 trained volunteers in the United States provided 17.5 million hours of volunteer service in 2016, helping more than 20.9 million people through visits to homes, prisons and hospitals at a value of more than $1 billion dollars.

During Pope Francis’ recent visit, he reached Christians and non-Christians alike with his message of helping others. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been putting these words into practice for more than170 years. SVdP is truly volunteer driven with a volunteer to staff ratio of 16 to 1.



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Online Annual Report Information

Online Annual Reporting is now available on the new membership database located at www.svdpmembers.com.  Administrators will use their current login with the new portal.  Annual reports can be found by clicking Annual Reporting in the navigation on the left side and then selecting Annual Reporting Cycle.  For more details instructions on how find the reports and other functions please use the Need Help? button in the left side navigation for help documents and FAQs. 


Spirituality Resources

Bulletin Announcements

The “Weekly Bulletin Announcements based on the Gospel of each Sunday, are suggested for your parish weekly bulletin. The action statement can easily be adapted to fit your local needs.

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Vincentian Reflections

Vincentian reflections are a good guide for Vincentian meetings and discussions. The year is divided into easy to manage quarters for download. Spanish versions also available.

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Society News 
  • SVdP 10-Episode TV Series on EWTN

    Are you searching for a way to grow in faith while helping others? Then tune into the new television series, “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul,” which airs on EWTN. The 10-episode series airs 6:30 a.m. ET Sundays, and 6 p.m. ET, Saturdays.

    Click here to learn more 5-minute preview!

  • SVdP National Assembly in San Diego, Calif. – Aug. 29-Sept. 1 Registration now open!

    Every year, Vincentians from across the country come together to participate in SVdP’s National Assembly. A variety of speakers and workshops will provide insight on topics that relate to the mission of the Society. The SVdP National Assembly is a chance to renew the Vincentian spirit through time with others who work tirelessly to carry on the good work of St. Vincent de Paul, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, St. Louise de Marillac and Blessed Rosalie Rendu. This year’s SVdP National Assembly will be held in San Diego, Calif. from Aug. 29 – Sept. 1.

    Click here for more information about the meeting's agenda, to see a list of keynote speakers and to register today!

  • Friends of the Poor Walk - Sept. 29, 2018

    Is your Conference looking for a way to raise funds and awareness for helping people in need? One easy way to do that is by hosting a Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run. All proceeds from this event will stay local for assisting those in need in your own community. For more information, please check out our event page at www.fopwalk.org.

    Benefits of Hosting a Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run

    Questions? Contact Nathan Martin at (314) 576-3993 ext. 218 or nmartin@svdpusa.org

  • July 4: Feast of Vincentian Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

    July 4 marks the feast of the Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. He was a Vincentian and a voice for the poor and suffering in his home of Turin, Italy. Pier Giorgio spent his life dedicating himself to helping the poor when he joined his local Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference at age 17. He continued serving until his death from polio at age 24. He was beatified in May 1990 by Pope John Paul II because he was such an outstanding example, not only for Vincentians, but for young people who are looking for a role model.

    Click here for a short video about Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.

  • St. Louise de Marillac Feast Day - May 9

    St. Louise de Marillac (1591-1660) was a friend and collaborator of St. Vincent de Paul. Together they co- founded the Daughters of Charity. They organized hospitals for the sick poor, asylums for the orphaned, workshops for the unemployed, championed literacy for the uneducated and established standards for local charities. Louise was a wife, mother, teacher, nurse, social worker and religious foundress. Louise de Marillac was beatified by Pope Benedict XV in 1920 and canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1934. Pope John XXIII named Louise the Patron of all Christian Social Workers in 1960. In 2016, her feast day was changed to May 9, the anniversary of her beatification.

    Click here for more Feast Day information

    • Give a Vehicle to Help People in Need 
      Receive a Tax Deduction

      You can help people in need by donating an old vehicle while easing your tax burden for the year. Do something good for others during the holidays by donating a vehicle to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The proceeds generated from vehicle donations in your community will go right back into the neighborhood to help feed the hungry, keep the lights and heat on, fund programs to help people help themselves, and more. We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RV’s, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment and most other motorized vehicles. If you have any questions about what you can donate, please call us toll-free at (800) 322-8284 seven days a week.

      Click here to learn more or donate
  •  Ralph Middlecamp to serve as 13th National President

    Middlecamp has a 30-year history with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He previously served as the executive director of the Society’s Madison, Wis. Council for 18 years. Under Middlecamp’s leadership, the Society developed local housing programs, built a central customer-choice food pantry and service center, opened Wisconsin’s first charitable pharmacy not connected to a health care network, grown the Society’s base of Madison-area members and volunteers, and added six more thrift stores that sell and give away donated goods to support the organization’s mission of helping neighbors in need.

    Click here to read more 

  • SVdP Interview with FADICA

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul National CEO Dave Barringer was interviewed by Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) on their “Helping Goodness Spread Blog.” 
    FADICA is a network of private foundations and donors supporting Catholic-sponsored programs and institutions. For 40 years, FADICA has served as a dynamic and catalytic philanthropic network committed to supporting Catholic activities and initiatives (especially those that strengthen the Church and aid the poor).

    Click here to read


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