What is the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul?
Members of the Society of St.Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians" ) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. We are young and old. Our members come in every shade of skin color. Some of us are wealthy, some are financially poor, but all of us are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need. We know that we are not alone.
We are part of an international society of friends united by a spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings, and adherence to a basic Rule. Energized by the awareness that service to our brother or sister in need is in fact an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ, members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are keenly aware that poverty, suffering and loneliness are present for millions in our communities. For that reason, we collaborate with all who seek to relieve need and address its causes.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.
Some 12 million persons are helped annually by Vincentians in the United States. The list of services of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States is endless. No work of charity is foreign to the Society. To quote our patron, St. Vincent de Paul: "Charity is infinitely inventive."
St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Peter Parish
The St. Peter Parish Saint Vincent de Paul Conference was formed on Sept. 27, 2010. This conference was formed to assist the poor in our community. By partnering with the Covington Food Bank and the other Saint Vincent de Paul Conferences throughout the Northshore, our mission to assist the poor will be a great benefit to St Peter Parish and the Covington community.
Our conference meets for prayer and planning on the first and third Thursdays of each month. If you would like to join the St. Peter Church St. Vincent de Paul Conference contact Chico Morales at 504.218.6520 or email Chico.Morales@charter.net, or any of the conference members listed below.
Applying for Assistance
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please contact us at 985.773.0329. Client home visits and office visits are conducted by appointment only.
St. Peter Church Saint Vincent de Paul Conference - Officers
President: Chico Morales
Vice-President: Verna Newton
Secretary: Terrie Rodrigue
Treasurer: Angela Wattler
St. Peter Church Saint Vincent de Paul Conference - Other Active Conference Members
Mary Ann Morales
Jim "Pipe" Hymel