Saint Vincent DePaul Society

Mission Statement:

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, follows in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and its patron, St. Vincent de Paul, by promoting spiritual growth through person-to-person service to those who are in need and suffering. Members witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will to relieve need and address its causes, making no distinction among those served because, in them, members see the face of Christ.

On Ash Wednesday, 1983, Saint Pascal was installed as a conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Since that time, the Saint Pascal conference has provided thousands of dollars in food and hours of service to our parishioners and the community.

Members of Saint Vincent de Paul are parishioners whose ministry is guided by Jesus’ command that we love one another, and the gospel message that we are our brothers and sisters keepers. The Vincentian ministry centers on prayer, faith and service to others regardless of religion, culture, race or social status.

The conference has 21 active members who attend the meetings, perform home visits and participate in works of mercy; and 13 associate members who participate in activities. The Special Friends of the Society make unsolicited donations of money to help support the Conference’s special works.

The Saint Pascal Conference is active both inside and outside of the parish community.

Activities include:

  • Visiting families or individuals either at their homes or the rectory to offer assistance and referrals to Catholic and public agencies
  • Providing Jewel and Subway gift cards for emergency assistance.
  • Maintaining a pantry to provide food to anyone in need throughout the year, especially for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Collecting food donations from the parish on the first Sunday of the month to stock the food pantry.
  • Sharing food with other pantries in the Chicago area.
  • Assembling survival packs (a brown bag of food) for the homeless once a year.
  • Collecting clothing for the needy (Bundle Days) twice a year.
  • Visiting hospitals, nursing homes, people with disabilities and the homebound.
  • The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is easy to join. No special qualifications are required other than the desire to join with others to help those in need for the love of God.

    To learn more, please call 773-725-7641.


    Thanksgiving Food Packages – November 2019

    On Friday, November 22, and Saturday, November 23, members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gathered in the Gold Room to pack and distribute Thanksgiving food packages for neighborhood families in need. Through the generosity of Saint Pascal parishioners, the less fortunate in our community truly had reason to give thanks over the holiday.


    Health and Resource Fair - November 9, 2019

    Saint Pascal Church and the Society of Saint Vincent De Paul hosted a Health Fair on Saturday, November 9 in Heimsath Hall, featuring Advocate Illinois Masonic Heath Care Oak Street Health, Women At Risk, Vitals Rehab, and other health care organizations.


    Bundle Days - September 2019

    On Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22, Saint Pascal parishioners and members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul collected clothing, shoes, kitchenware, bedding and other items to benefit the less fortunate. The Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul would like to thank everyone who helped make this event a success.


    Windy City Neighbors Helping Neighbors North Side Benefit – September 8, 2019

    Members and supporters of the Saint Pascal conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gathered with hundreds of other Vincentians to raise money and awareness at the Windy City Neighbors Helping Neighbors North Side Benefit held at White Eagle on Sunday, September 8. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund various Society efforts to aid the less fortunate in Cook and Lake counties.


    Bundle Days - May 2019

    On Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, Saint Pascal parishioners and members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul collected clothing, shoes, kitchenware, bedding and other item s to benefit our less fortunate brothers and sisters. The Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul would like to thank everyone who helped make this event a success.


    Easter 2019

    OOn Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gathered in the Gold Room to bring Easter joy to the less fortunate of the parish, packing and distributing holiday food and flowers.


    Saint Joseph's Table - March 24, 2019

    On Sunday, March 24, the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and the Saint Pascal Holy Name Society hosted the annual Saint Joseph Table, aided by volunteers from various parish organizations, including Saint Pascal Boy Scout Troop 815 and Saint Pascal Cub Scout Pack 3815. A capacity crowd delighted in an abundance of delicious meatless foods and desserts, many of the dishes home-cooked by generous Saint Pascal parishioners. A good time was had by all, building fellowship while raising funds to serve the less fortunate in our community.


    Survival Packs - January 25, 2019

    On Friday, January 25, volunteers braved the cold and snowy weather to gather in the Saint Pascal Parish Club Room and prepare Survival Packs for the homeless, each pack consisting of juice, a ham and cheese sandwich, cookies, and a snack. The 457 survival packs were donated to the Franciscan House of Mary and Joseph, one of the oldest and largest providers for the homeless in Chicago.

    The Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul wishes to thank everyone who donated time, energy, money, cookies, and loaves of bread to make this annual event both fun and meaningful, an admirable demonstration of Christian faith at work in our community.


    Christmas Food Packages - December 2018

    On Friday, December 14, and Saturday, December 15, members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and other volunteers gathered in the Gold Room to assemble and distribute Christmas food packages, toys, and poinsettias to the less fortunate and homebound in our community. Over 75 bags of groceries and toys were distributed, ensuring that many of our brothers and sisters could celebrate our Savior's birth with a hearty meal, some holiday cheer, and the knowledge that the parish truly cares about their well-being.

    The Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul thanks everyone who generously donated food and toys to this effort, including Boy Scout Troop 815, Cub Scout Pack 3815, the Banbury Hill Condominium Association, Saint Bartholomew School, the Saint Pascal Giving Tree Ministry, the Saint Pascal Holy Name Society, and lastly, the parishioners of Saint Pascal Parish, who month after month diligently contribute to the parish pantry, keeping Christmas in their hearts all the year round.


    Annual Memorial Mass & Awards Ceremony - October 21, 2018

    On Sunday, October 21, members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gathered with other Vincentiansfrom the Archdiocese at Saint Tarcissus Church in Chicago for the Annual SVDP Memorial Mass, celebrated by Bishop George Rassas, which was followedby a dinner in the Saint Tarcissus Parish Center.


    Annual Knights of Columbus Food Drive – May 12, 2018

    On Saturday, May 12, the Knights of Columbus Mater Christi Council, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, hosted their annual food drive, the proceeds donated to several Northwest Side food pantries, including the Saint Pascal pantry. Knights from Saint Pascal Parish dropped off the food, and members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gathered to put away the food on the pantry shelves.



     

    Saint Pascal Catholic Church - Chicago, Illinois