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.
As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.
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.
End poverty through systemic change
The governing of the local operations is run by a Board of Directors, at-Large Members and Active members of the St. Joseph Conference.
All members of the Conference are active members of the Catholic church.
The St. Joseph Conference is comprised of:
President (3 year term-may be renewed once for a total of 6 years)
Vice-President (selected by President-voted on by all Conference members)
Treasurer (selected by President-voted on by all Conference members)
Secretary (selected by President-voted on by all Conference members)
Spiritual Advisor (non-voting)
3 At-Large members (1 year term)
9 Active members