Be A Vincentian

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul welcomes anyone who believes they have the grace of desiring to devote some of their time and energy to following Jesus' command to all of us to help the poor and the needy around us.

The purpose of being a Vincentian is to grow in holiness by serving the poor. We believe that being a member of the Society helps us to obey Jesus' command to us.

Being a Vincentian is a religious activity. You grow in holiness by your work in helping the needy. It is your own personal journey and the purpose of being a Vincentian is for you and your fellow Vincentians to help each other on that journey.

Becoming a Vincentian is easy. Just contact an active Vincentian in our parish.

Over a period of several weeks, you will be exposed to the activities that Vincentians do to help the needy. (What We Do).  After this, if you find that you wish to go ahead and become a Vincentian, you will be accepted as a formal member into the Society. Most members feel that being a Vincentian is one of the most important and fulfilling things in their lives.

No act of charity is foreign to the Society.

As a Vincentian, you will find yourself doing various works that help those who are in need. The major activity is visiting the poor in their homes so that you can help them on a personal level. Other activities may include delivering food baskets to the needy, serving meals for the homeless, keeping a food pantry stocked and orderly, or visiting someone who is homebound or in a nursing home. There are numerous charitable activities that one can do.

Of all the activities that Vincentians do, you will be encouraged to do those works that you feel comfortable doing and enjoy doing. You will not be asked to do anything that you do not like to do.

Please join us in our mission of service.

For more information of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, contact us and we'll be glad to assist you!

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Conference of Our Lady, Queen of the Universe Catholic Church
2421 Shady Lane Dr./ Huntsville, AL 35810