St. Vincent de Paul

The Society is dedicated to responding to Our Lord’s many commands and admonitions to love and serve the poor. It provides spiritual and corporal works of mercy to those who ask for help. Just as important, it is also dedicated to the spiritual growth of its members.


Holiness of life

Growth in intimacy with Jesus is a lifelong process

Prayer is essential, personal and communal

Service to the Poor:

Dignity of the human person

Preferential option for the poor

Identification of Jesus with the poor

Throughout the year we are helping those in need with the basic  necessities – food, clothing, shelter, utility assistance and other needs.  Our Conference sponsors projects like Thanksgiving Food Baskets,  Christmas Food Baskets, Christmas Gifts for local children. We distribute coats, hats, gloves and scarves in the winter and school  supplies at the beginning of school and in December.  

The St. Bridget conference of the St. Vincent DePaul Society meets  the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in room 120.  

Our SVdP chapter, run by a dedicated group of parishioners, assists  in helping the poor and less fortunate in our local community.

For  more information or to join this group, please contact President Diane  MacDonald (219) 286-9640.  

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was formed in 1833 in Paris, France, by a rich young man named Fredrick Ozanam and rapidly grew to its current world wide membership of over 700,000 men and women. The vision is to end poverty through systemic change.

As a volunteer you have the opportunity to engage those we serve in a meaningful way. Through mentoring, we empower individuals to make the difficult decisions that give them control of their future. Mentoring also benefits the volunteers to understand the personal, structural and economic obstacles that keep people in poverty. Then, together, we can work to remove those obstacles, and alleviate the harsher, unnecessary realities of poverty.  

Please consider joining us as we work to bring the Joy of the Gospel to our Neighbors in Need.