St. Vincent de Paul

Dick Scherrer, President, d...@aol.com

The St. Agnes SVdP Conference members accept a vocation as a Vincentian to follow Christ through service to those in need and to bear witness to His compassionate and liberating love. Vincentians offer confidentiality while providing financial assistance and food on an emergency basis for parishioners and persons in need throughout the city.

Vincentians seek out the poor and forgotten, showing their commitment through person-to-person contact. They serve the poor cheerfully, never judging, always listening, while seeing the suffering Christ in those they serve; helping them to recover their own dignity. Vincentians are called to journey together toward holiness and a more perfect union with Christ. They see their own brokenness and need for God’s grace. Their ideal is to relieve suffering without reward for themselves. Promoting a life of prayer, they transform their concern into action, and compassion into practical love.

The St Agnes SVdP Conference events include a monthly meeting on the 3rd Monday at 7:00 p.m. in Aloysius Hall, 1st Sunday of the Month Collection for donations at all Masses, screening of cases/clients and the subsequent pledge process, August - SVdP Truck , October - Friends of the Poor Walk, December - Christmas Baskets to needy families; numerous city-wide social events, meetings, and volunteering on the downtown SVdP main campus in a variety of ways.

Participation is open to all, including non-parishioners. Level of involvement is determined by the individual member.