St. Vincent dePaul Society
St. Vincent de Paul is always looking for volunteers to perform a variety of ministries on both an occasional and ongoing basis.
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 Frederic Ozanam, and patron, Saint Vincent de Paul. As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule. Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.
St. Joseph/St. Raphael parish is host to Holy Trinity Conference. (Conferences are the basic element of the Society.) The group meets twice each month. Membership is not required to volunteer at the store or food pantry or to put together food baskets or provide emergency assistance. Contact Kurt Fancett or any member of the society for more information.