Do you or do you know someone who needs assistance with utilities, rent, food, or transportation?
Do you feel like there is nowhere to turn? The Society of St. Vincent de Paul believes strongly in carrying out our mission of living our faith through charitable works and serving those in need. We are committed to serving people in need face to face each and every day. If you or someone you know are in need of assistance in the Denver Metropolitan Area, please look under the "find assistance tab" and contact the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at a Conference listed nearest to your location to begin the process.
...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 the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, Vincent de Paul.
As a reflection of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.
Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served, because in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.
History of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Denver
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has a long and rich history of helping in the Denver Metro area. We were established in Denver in 1878 and have maintained an active presence in human services and relief activities for 139 years. The Society had its humble beginnings at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and now has 25 Conferences in the Archdiocese of Denver combined with the Diocese of Colorado Springs. All of our Conferences are located in area Catholic Churches. Please visit the "Conference" tab for a complete listing of local Conferences. A phone call to the Conference nearest your location is the best way to start the process of seeking assistance.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Denver Metro Council provide assistance to men, woman, and children with the help of volunteers.
A Few Services We Provide:
Assistance with utility payments
Disaster relief and victim services
Social justice programs
Twinning, foreign and domestic
Embracing the lonely, forgotten, and alienated
Contact the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference closest to your location to determine which services and programs are available.
The core values that make up the Society's creed and define the ministry of its members are:
the dignity of the human person
the identification of Jesus with the poor
the preferential option for the poor
Jesus, Evangelizer and Servant of the poor
growth in intimacy with Jesus as a life-long process
poverty in spirit
concern with charity and justice
prayer as essential: personal and communal
the virtue of humility: personal and corporate
the virtue of charity within and outside of the Society
reliance on Divine Providence
How to Become a Vincentian
Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul embrace the charism and spirituality of our Patron Saint, Vincent de Paul. His love and service to the poor are an example for us today to "evangelize the poor" and bring to them the wholeness of the love of Jesus Christ in a broken world. For more information on the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Denver Metro Council and how you can be involved please use the "contact" tab.
140 YEARS OF VINCENTIAN LOVE & SERVICE TO THOSE IN NEED IN DENVER.
“Charity is the paradise of Communities and the soul of the virtues”
St. Vincent de Paul
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“Many people like to leave a gift to charity in their will because they want to support the cause (s) that have been important to them during their life. Please consider making a gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Denver Metro Council in your last will and testament.”