Saint Vincent de Paul
Spirituality. Friendship. Service. We are the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
A worldwide network of 800,000 lay Catholics; we are inspired by Gospel values to grow in holiness and build a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need.
We are men and women of every age, every race, and every income level who share our blessings of time, talent, and treasure with those who need help and hope.
From our thrift stores and food pantries to disaster recovery and prison reentry to advocacy and systemic change, we serve our communities however they need it most. No work of charity is foreign to the Society.
Like the Good Samaritan, we’re ready to help anyone regardless of religion, age, or background.
The National Council serves nearly 90,000 faith-filled Vincentian volunteers nationwide, providing resources, spiritual formation, and best practices for more than 4,000 local Conferences
and 500 Councils.
Our local members of St. Vincent de Paul visit with persons requesting assistance. Depending on our funds and resources, members who visit with those who have a need consider each case and assist accordingly. Our Lady of the Assumption Parish contributions support this ministry. If you would like to be a member of this vital ministry, leave a message in the parish office for Marie Baca, President, at (505)256-9818, extension 0.
“It’s not for everyone. It’s not for anyone. But being a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul—being a Vincentian—is for some. It is a special calling from God. A member of the Society puts his or her faith into action. The Vincentian vocation is the intimate desire to participate personally and directly in helping the needy by person-to-person contact and by the gift of one’s heart and friendship, doing so within the communal spirit of a Conference of lay persons each inspired by the same vocation. The Vincentian vocation may be expressed in many ways and with different shades of meaning. Practical translation of faith into action, meditating upon it, and adapting it to our changing world is the very life of every Vincentian, the very life of the Society.