assitance, to donate, or to volunteer
About The Society of St. Vincent de Paul …
Founded in France in 1833 by Blessed Frederic Ozanam, the
Society of St. Vincent de Paul is one of the oldest charitable organizations in
Co-Founder Blessed Rosalie Rendu was a Daughter of Charity
who served for 54 years in the Mouffetard area, the most impoverished district
of Paris, France. She taught the Society’s first members how to help the poor
and the sick.
Today, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide
Catholic lay organization with over 900,000 members who perform the corporal
and spiritual works of mercy in over 180 countries around the world and assist
tens of millions of people every year.
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
About St. Brendan’s Conference of St. Vincent de Paul …
• Founded in
1998, the St. Brendan Conference of St. Vincent de Paul exists solely due to
the support of its parishioners and pastor.
• Our conference
members and associate members serve the parishioners of St. Brendan’s parish
and the people from its surrounding community, regardless of religious
• At the core of
our ministry and unique to our Society is the confidential home visit. When a
person contacts us for help, we arrange to meet them in their home, get to know
them, assess their need, offer advice and consolation and strive to meet their
needs. Our focus is helping people with:
o Rent and
o Food and
o Referrals to
other agencies to help with special needs
with the help of St. Brendan’s generous parishioners, our conference
distributes Thanksgiving Baskets and sponsors the Giving Tree every Christmas.
Call 401-301-6307 for assistance, to donate or to volunteer.
If you would like to help financially, please pick up an envelope at the back
of the church. Your support is deeply
“I do not know how to say thank you to St. Vincent de Paul
and the parishioners of St. Brendan’s Parish for their generosity this past
Christmas. If it weren’t for them, my children would not have received any
Christmas presents. God Bless you for filling their hearts with surprise and
wonder and mine with joy as I watched them open their presents.”
“I am sad to say that I have been looking for a job for
almost two years with no luck. My wife is still working, but it’s been tough
keeping up with the heating bills. We have never been in a situation like this
before, and it was hard to ask for help. But with three children, we really had
no choice. We didn’t know what to expect when we called St. Vincent de Paul,
especially when they said they were going to come to our home. But I can
honestly say that it was a pleasure working with the people who visited us.
Never have we felt so comfortable and supported. Thanks to them, our children
are warm and safe. My wife and I are so grateful. From the bottom of our hearts,
On behalf of the people we serve, thank you.