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St. Brendan Church
Catholic Diocese of Providence
in Riverside, Rhode Island, USA

Saint Vincent DePaul Ministries

"Whatsoever you do to these least of my brothers, you do unto me"

Call 401-301-6307 for 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 the world. 

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 Christ.

 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 affiliation.

        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        Utility payments

o        Budgeting

o        Rent and security deposits

o        Food and clothing

o        Referrals to other agencies to help with special needs

         Additionally, 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 appreciated.


“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, thank you.”

On behalf of the people we serve, thank you.