St. Vincent de Paul Society
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a community of lay Catholics whose mission is to join together in a bond of friendship and to grow spiritually by offering personal service to those who are in need and suffering. The Holy Spirit Parish conference of SVdP meets on the 1stWednesday of each month at 7:30 PM in the Mullica Hill Parish Center. Assistance is provided on a short term basis as our goal is to return the family members to self-sufficiency. The central and most basic activity of SVdP is the visitation of the needy in their homes. The works of the SVdP are supported by the generous contributions of our parishioners and through donations to the poor box & food pantry. For membership information, contact Leonora Picciano at (856)264-5507.
“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, St. 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.”