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St. Vincent de Paul

 
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded in Paris, France in 1833 by a 20-year-old student, Frederic Ozanam. Challenged by the poverty he saw on the streets, and by his contemporaries who believed the Church no longer demonstrated an active faith in works of charity, Frederic organized the first Conference of Charity to help the poor of all religions created by the industrial revolution, as well as create an avenue that assisted people to express their faith and grow spiritually through acts of charity. Frederic named his conferences after the great French Saint, Vincent de Paul, who was known for his heroic goodness to the poor.

The St. Mark Conference of St. Vincent de Paul provides service for those in need of food and clothing. In extreme cases, the Society may assist in helping with some cost of essential services for a brief period of time. The Society operates under the jurisdiction of the parish as its own organization.
 
Contact Michael Fitz at svdp@stmarkvenice.com or 424-272-1629. Website: San Vincent de Paul