“I want to embrace the world in a network of charity”
Founder of SVdP
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads people to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering, in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and its patron, Saint Vincent de Paul.
SVdP is a charitable movement open to all who wish to deepen their spirituality while actively living it. The three facets of SVdP are Spirituality, Fellowship, and Service.
The Incarnation Conference of SVdP
We are the charity outreach arm of Incarnation Parish. We strive to assist needy parishioners and others within our parish boundaries.
Members of the Board of SVdP Incarnation:
President: Marguerite Petit
Vice President for Casework: Barbara Brown
Vice President for Activities: Pat Shanahan
Treasurer: Thomas LaFave
Secretary: Suzie Ryder
Spiritual Advisor: Fr. Michael Scheip
Our Conference is composed of a dynamic group of volunteers from all walks of life. We pray, brainstorm, plan, organize, and work together in order to meet the needs those who request our help. We meet monthly as a group to report on our casework and Parish activities, and to plan and organize the future activities of our ministry.
Meet the Members of SVdP Incarnation
Our assistance to the poor and needy comes in many forms, including:
- Food vouchers
- Financial assistance
- Clothing & Furniture (thrift store referral)
- Employment referrals
- And many others, as needed.
Beyond the regular person-to-person contact of our caseworkers with our clients, our group organizes a number of annual Incarnation Parish activities that benefit needy local organizations and other groups that we are committed to assist. For more information, please view our Activities page .
Our work is made possible through the generosity of our parishioners and others who believe in our work. If you wish to help us help others, please visit our Donations page.
There are 3 ways to become a member of SVdP: Active Member, Associate Member, or Contributing Member.
Feel free to attend one of our monthly meetings at the Incarnation Conference Room, or contact us to learn how to place your time and talents at the service of the poor.