St. Vincent De Paul

“No work of charity is foreign to the Society.”
- Frederic Ozanam, Founder of SVdP   

"Our Faith in Action: Today's Society of St. Vincent de Paul" Season 1, Episode 4 from Society of St. Vincent de Paul on Vimeo.


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 served 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 ( 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 eight (8) active full members and four (4) associate members.  For FY23 over six hundred (600) 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 boxes throughout the year including Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.  Children are given blankets/jackets at Christmas.   

SVDP 2023 Annual Report: Oct. 1, 2022 – Sept. 30, 2023

 Total Visits:   194      Total People Helped:  517

Volunteer Service:    610 hours                                  

Assistance (utilities, rent, food, disaster relief):  $17,551

Value of in-kind help and services:  $18,088

Special Works:

  • Thanksgiving 2022 Food Distribution
  • Christmas 2022 Food /Jacket/Blanket Distribution
  • Easter Food Distribution
  • Backpack/School Supplies/Food Distribution

Special Works Value of Direct Assistance:  $8,477

Many Blessings to Our Donors for Helping Us Help Others.

--Society of St. Vincent de Paul


Contact Information

St. Vincent de Paul Society

St. John the Baptist – Ohkay Owingeh Conference

185 Popay Ave/ P.O. Box 1075, Ohkay Owingeh, NM 87566

Telephone:  505-692-3417 (available during parish hours)