Revised Assistance form
available here as
well as on the
Council President, Mark Gordon, effective October 1, 2013 -
Bio available here
RI Foundation Grants - 1st
round awardees list 2013
Important video message from the
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul
President, Sheila Gilbert, for all Vincentians to view. If you have
any questions, please contact your Conference President to review them.
Rita St. Pierre is gathering comments from Conference Presidents or directly
from members if you wish, and appreciates your emailing them to her at
President@SVdPRI.org by the end of
Please click here to view the video.
The Society of St. Vincent de
Paul is a Volunteer Catholic Lay Organization founded in 1833 by Frederic
Ozanam, a student of the Sorbonne
The organization is comprised of over 700,000 members in more than 140
countries, who visit needy people in their homes and provide comfort and
Members of the Society of
St.Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians") are men and women who
strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to
individuals in need. We are young and old. Our
members come in every shade of skin color. Some of us are
wealthy, some are financially poor, but all of us are filled with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent or
treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need.
We know that we are not
alone. We are part of an international society of friends united by a
spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and
reflection, mutually supportive gatherings, and adherence to a basic Rule.
Energized by the awareness that
service to our brother or sister in need is in fact an encounter with our
Lord Jesus Christ, members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are keenly
aware that poverty, suffering and loneliness are present for millions in
our communities. For that reason, we collaborate with all who seek to
relieve need and address its causes.