Who is the Society of St. Vincent de Paul?
Founded in 1833, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide organization of lay Catholics, following Christ’s call to serve the poor and those in need. Catholic parishes, such as the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans, have organized the Society of St. Vincent de Paul into conferences that are affiliated with a Diocese.
Inspired by the Gospel values, “love your neighbor,” is at the heart of what we do at the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans’ Society of St. Vincent de Paul. As Vincentians, we witness Christ’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. When our “neighbors in need” ask for assistance, we see the face of Christ.
As Vincentians, how do we assist our “neighbors in need?”
Vincentian members establish personal relationships with our neighbors in need, not only providing material assistance such as rent, utilities, food, or clothing, but also offering friendship, understanding, and prayer.
Where do the funds to assist our “neighbors in need” come from?
The assistance provided is possible by the donations we receive from generous parishioners like you.
What is Give for Good?
Give For Good is North Louisiana’s largest giving event. The event was established in 2014 by Community Foundation of North Louisiana, and since then has raised over $14 million for our North Louisiana communities! Give For Good allows the Cathedral of St. John Berchmans Society of St. Vincent de Paul to participate in this giving event. 100% of all monies donated come back to the Cathedral’s St. Vincent de Paul conference.
How can you help?
We are asking that you support the mission of the Cathedral’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference by donating today directly to the Give for Good fundraiser through May 2nd.
Thank you for sharing and giving of your God given treasures. We are grateful and humbled by your response.
If you have questions about Give for Good, how to donate throughout the year, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, or desire to become a member, please contact Dotye Stanford at the Cathedral office, 318-221-5296 ext. 107.