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 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.

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  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 
  • “Our Faith in Action” SVdP Movie – Coming Jan. 6 on EWTN

    The National Council is proud to announce that our feature-length film, “Our Faith in Action,” will make its network premiere on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) on Jan. 6, 2019.
    The spirit and charism of a 400-year old French saint lives on through the examples of charity by nearly 100,000 dedicated men and women of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The feature-length presentation "Our Faith in Action" tells the spiritually uplifting, personal stories of our Vincentian members in direct service with people in need across the country.

    Sunday, January 6 3:30 p.m. Eastern/2:30 p.m. Central/1:30 p.m. Mountain/12:30 p.m. Pacific

    Click here for more information

  • Changes in Tax Law Affect Charitable Giving (What you should know about charitable giving in 2018)

    The end of the year means it is, once again, time to reevaluate your charitable giving strategies. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was approved by Congress in late 2017, providing for a major overhaul to the U.S. tax system. The new law nearly doubled the standard deduction for 2018 – to $12,000 for single filers and $24,000 for joint filers under age 65. While increasing the standard deduction alone will mean far fewer taxpayers will be claiming itemized deductions, that is further complicated by the change to the state and local income tax deduction, which is now capped at just $10,000.

    So, what does this mean for the charitable deduction? Fewer taxpayers will see a direct tax benefit from their charitable contributions without careful planning.

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  • Anniversary of the first SVdP Meeting in the U.S.

    On November 20, 1845, the first official meeting of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was held in the United States.
    The meeting was held in St. Louis, Mo. at the “Old Cathedral” where the first Conference in the U.S. was established by Fr. Ambrose Heim. Fr. Heim was known by the people of St. Louis for his extraordinary zeal and ministry with the poor.
    Dr. Moses Linton, a prominent physician and convert to Catholicism, was elected president of the Conference. Bryan Mullanphy, widely known for his philanthropy, served as vice-president.

    To read more about the history of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Click Here

    Holiday Donations Drive

    The raging wildfires in California are the latest disaster our nation has endured in 2018, devastating communities with estimated damages in the billions of dollars, and displacing over a quarter of a million people. SVdP Disaster Services Corporation (DSC) is supporting local, state and federal agency responses to these events, and determined the best way to aid local efforts is to focus on immediate and emergent needs. DSC is meeting the needs of these communities by creating the Holiday Donations Drive to provide winter hats, coats, gloves, and toys to Americans impacted by recent disasters.

    The Disaster Services Corp., SVdPUSA is fueled by Vincentians from around the country, however we also rely on the kindness and giving from monetary donations.

    Click Here to support the Holiday Donations Drive  Click here to learn more

Get on Santa’s “Nice List” this holiday season

ODonate your unused vehicle to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to help people in poverty. It’s easy to give and the pick-up is free—but donate now or by December 2018 to get more in return for your generosity. You will be helping those in need this holiday season. Call 800-322-8284 or click here to get started!

SVdP TV Series on EWTN

Are you searching for a way to grow in faith while helping others? Then tune into our television series, “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul,” which airs on EWTN. The series airs at 6:00 p.m. ET Saturdays and 4:00 a.m. ET Tuesdays.

Click here to learn more 5-minute preview!

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).

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