St. Vincent De Paul
“No work of charity is foreign to the Society.”
- Frederic Ozanam, Founder of SVdP
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.
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 serve because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.
About the SVdP USA National Council
One of the largest charitable organizations in the world, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (www.svdpusa.org) is an international, nonprofit, Catholic lay organization of about 800,000 men and women who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in 150 countries on five continents. With the U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., membership in the United States totals nearly 100,000 in 4,400 communities.
SVdP offers a variety of programs and services, including home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, education and mentoring, food pantries, dining halls, clothing, assistance with transportation, prescription medication, and rent and utility costs. The Society also works to provide care for the sick, the incarcerated and the elderly. Over the past year, SVdP provided over $1.2 billion in tangible and in-kind services to those in need, made more than one million personal visits (homes, hospitals, prisons and eldercare facilities) and helped more than 23.8 million people regardless of race, religion or national origin.
About the San Juan Bautista Conference
The Conference is comprised of eighteen (18) active full members and six (6) associate members. Since October 1, 2016, over one thousand volunteer hours have been recorded by the Conference.
In addition to conducting home visits the Conference distributes school backpacks and supplies, bibles and rosaries at its Annual Parish Bazaar, and food baskets throughout the year including for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Many children are also given a Christmas gift.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, requests for assistance were conducted via telephone beginning March 13, 2020.
2020 Annual Report: Oct. 1, 2019 – Sept. 30, 2020
Total Visits & Services to People: 147 Total People Helped: 419
Volunteer Service: 782 hours
Assistance (utilities, rent, food): $11,061
Value of in-kind help and services: $4,883
Thanksgiving 2019 Food Distribution, Christmas 2019 Food / Toy Distribution.
Special Works Value of Direct Assistance: $3,319
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Parish of San Juan Bautista & Tewa Missions
185 Popay Ave/ P.O. Box 1075, Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566
Telephone: 505-692-3417 (available during parish hours)