Inspired by Gospel values and in the tradition of its patron saint, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul leads people to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are keenly aware that poverty, suffering and loneliness are present for many in our community. We strive to not only meet the immediate needs of those we serve, but also seek to collaborate with others to address poverty's causes.
Our teams visit the needy in their homes to understand each situation. We provide referrals to community resources, pray with the family, and provide financial assistance in paying outstanding bills. We usually take food and household / personal products on each visit.
Our conference, representing both St Jude and St Vincent de Paul parishes, has over 50 members. To get involved in this wonderful ministry of service, contact Tom Pelger at (309) 339-9022.
You can donate to the Society through the "For the Poor in Our Community" envelope included in the monthly envelope package. 80% of this collection is given to the Society by the parish. We also collect household and personal care products – look for our insert in the parish bulletin weekly for what we need – and place your supply donations in our grey bin in the church lobby.
To request assistance from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, contact the Society's Help Line at (309) 677-7696.
"...I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me...Truly, I say to you, as you did this to one of the least of my brethren, you did it to me." (Matt. 25:34-40).