St. Mary's Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men 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 patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
The St Mary’s Conference provides direct help to anyone in the community in need. Working with other churches and helping agencies, the St Mary’s Conference provides assistance with a wide variety of needs, most often this means help with rent, utility bills, clothing, food, or furniture. The vast majority of the money donated stays in the Bellevue community.
How the St. Mary’s Conference of SVdP helps;
Home visits are in integral part of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Those in need of assistance are met as brothers and sisters in Christ. By visiting someone in their home, we help them feel more at ease. And what’s often as important as the tangible assistance, our direct service lifts spirits, renews hope and draws us closer to God. Click here for a short video depicting our work.
Bundle Sunday: Twice-yearly collections of clothes and small household items. Donations are distributed to the three thrift stores in the area or given directly to those in need.
Angel Tree: During home visits throughout the year we evaluate our client’s need for help at Christmas. These are the people behind the ‘Angels’ on the ‘Angel Tree’. In the week before Christmas the gifts donated by the parishioners are delivered.
More Info: If you would like to learn more, we meet on the 3rd Monday at 7 pm. Contact Larry Gold at (402) 250-1482 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details. There are envelopes near the entrances for those wishing to help financially. You might also like this video from the Archdiocese SVdP Office