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St. Vincent de Paul

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an international organization of Catholic lay men and women of all ages, whose primary mission is to serve the poor and less fortunate. Their essential task is to alleviate human misery in all areas where governments are unable to do so.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been active since its foundation in 1833 and exists in 142 countries today. The Society identifies the basic needs of the population and carries out poverty alleviation as well as relief projects in areas of disaster, implemented through the efforts of over 700,000 volunteers worldwide. One hundred percent of all donations go directly to the poor we serve and help through their projects.

The Society's charitable services, administered through our network of parish volunteer groups called "Conferences," are part of the life of the Catholic Church. Its ministry, through person-to-person contact, encompasses every form of aid that alleviates suffering and promotes the dignity and integrity of mankind. It serves everyone regardless of creed, opinion, color or origin.

Faithful to its founders, the Society constantly strives to renew and adapt itself to the changing conditions of the world. Members, united in the same spirit of poverty and sharing, form with those they help one and the same family throughout the world. The Vincentian is here to SERVE and not to JUDGE.

In Lincoln, Vincentian volunteers answer calls for aid that come in through the Society's Help Line. Nearly every request for aid is accompanied by a home visit. Volunteers also meet the needs of the poor by running the St. Vincent de Paul Store & Warehouse at 1911 R Street. Father Thomas Walsh, is our Chaplain and Ronald Lee is our Council President. Our St. Vincent de Paul can be reached 438-3135 and our Help Line 435-7968.

Meets: 3rd Monday of each month at 5:30 PM in the church basement.

Contact: Chuck Thompson, (402) 570-6873

Visit the Lincoln Council's website at: lincoln.svdpcouncil.org.