“Extend mercy towards others, so that there can be no one in need whom you meet without helping. For what hope is there for us if God should withdraw His mercy from us?” —St. Vincent de Paul
By caring for the needy and suffering, we minister to Jesus Christ himself. At the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, our programs do just that. We offer our brothers and sisters a helping hand, a second chance, or an opportunity to get back on their feet again.
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.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded April 23, 1833; in Paris, France. By 1845, the Society had already spread throughout Europe and advanced to the United States. In 1871, the Society was introduced in San Antonio and is one of the longest running charities in South Texas providing personal assistance with furniture, food, clothing, rent, utilities, transportation and companionship to people facing economic, emotional or spiritual crisis. An essential part of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served.
As a non-profit charity, the Society relies almost exclusively on private individuals, businesses and organizations locally for support. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the Month at 9:00am at the St. Vincent De Paul Office.
You do not have to be Catholic for us to serve you.
We serve you because we are Catholic