The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide non-profit organization made up of lay Catholics, known as Vincentians, who join together to grow spiritually by offering service to neighbors in need. The St Vincent de Paul Society was founded in Paris in 1833, and is currently present in more than 154 countries around the world and in the United States, serving more than 4500 communities. Our St. Vincent de Paul Society, Port Washington/ Saukville Conference at St. John XXIII Parish, was established in March of 1961.
As a reflection of the family of God, SVDP members are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. They form small groups called “conferences” based upon the church’s Parish area, that meet regularly, pray together and carry out their selected charitable works. They are united in the worldwide movement of the St Vincent de Paul Society by a common philosophy and mutual sharing.
Inspired by Gospel values, the volunteers of the Society, through person-to-person visits with our neighbors in need by two members of the conference, promote human dignity and integrity. In addition to the assistance with the material necessities of life, the members offer companionship to those who are homebound, hospitalized, or confined to institutions.
Members are dedicated to direct service to the poor, the sick, and the needy in our parish community. The society helps those experiencing financial hardship or those in need of food or shelter, bringing them a light of hope…. a hand up, not a handout.
The St John XXIII SVDP Conference is looking for additional members, men or women, to be part of its important mission. Please call the Conference at 262-685-6034.