St. Vincent dePaul Society
The Philosophy: In the words of the Society’s Mission Statement, “the Society leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service, in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent dePaul, “to people in need and suffering.”
“Vincentians strive to be open and flexible to the needs they encounter. No work of charity is foreign to the Society.” From its earliest days the Society has made no distinctions based on religious affiliation, “need, not creed” determines who is helped.
“As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. For in one Spirit, we were all baptized into one body.”
1 Corinthians 12:12-13
Forms of Assistance Provided
- Holiday Programs
- Referrals to other organizations for assistance
- Some financial assistance
Vincentians help people in need regardless of race, religion, or ethnic origin. If someone needs help we are there to assist. St. Vincent is not just about serving. We strive to preserve the dignity of all individuals and their families. This tenet of maintaining unity is a defining characteristic of the Society and our work.
To request assistance from SVdP please call 810-300-6603
The St. Vincent dePaul Society conference of St. Mary Catholic Church has been providing the St. Clair area with goods and services at little or no cost for over 50 years.
How do we do it? With your help! – Funds come from donations, grants, church Poor Boxes, SVDP members, anonymous collections at meetings, special gifts and bequests.
St. Vincent dePaul Society Boundaries are as follows:
- East-St. Clair River
- North-Davis Road thru Klettner Road to Gratiot Avenue
- West-Gratiot S. of Klettner Road and N. of Palms Road, Palms Road thru Hessen Road to Lindsey
- South-Lindsey Road East of Hessen Road thru Reemer Road and Recor Road
Thanks be to God for the wonderful people of our community. Several churches in St. Clair contribute to the Ecumenical/ St. Vincent dePaul Food Pantry. The pantry is the seed that spreads God’s love and we are the tenders who help God’s love grow while others will benefit by being fed and feeling loved by God.
To make arrangements to bring donated pantry items contact Mary Brown at 810-941-8487
“As often as you did this to one of the least of my brothers and sisters, you did it for me.”
Monetary donations can be sent as follows:
St. Vincent dePaul Society
C/O St. Mary Catholic Church
415 N. Sixth Street
St. Clair, MI 48079
“Take more care to extend the Kingdom of God than your own possessions. Let us do His business and He will do ours; and let us honor His poverty at least by our moderation, if we cannot do so by a perfect imitation.”
St. Vincent dePaul