Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Father Damian Conference - Seward
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic organization of lay persons who wish to live their faith by loving and serving as Jesus did. It was founded in Paris in 1833 by Frederic Ozanam, a 20-year old college student and his companions, to bear witness to the Church and the mission it receives from Christ. Placed under the patronage of St. Vincent de Paul, the Society derives its inspiration from his thinking and work.
Through their personal involvement, the volunteer members of the Society seek, in a spirit of justice and charity, to help those who are needy and suffering, especially those most in need. No work of charity is foreign to the Society. Its ministry, through person-to-person contacts and home visits with the suffering and the deprived, promotes the dignity and integrity of humankind.
Vincentians strive, through prayer and meditation, fidelity to the teaching of the Church and in the various aspects of their lives, to bear witness to the love of Christ in their relationship with those they serve. Through these relationships, members share Jesus’ healing love and presence with those in need. Those who see the face of Christ in the suffering and the deprived will understand the spirit of the Vincentians and the vocation to which they are called.
If you feel a Christian calling to serve the forgotten, the hungry or the deprived and would like to be a part of this vocation, please call the Church office.
If you live in Seward County, Nebraska and have basic needs such as money to pay for utilities or food or shelter and these needs are not presently being met or if you know of others who have found themselves in this situation, you may call our help line and leave a message for one of our helpful volunteer members: 646-2299