Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization for both men and women. Originally started by Frédéric Ozanam in 1833 under the name "Conference of Charity", their focus was to assist the poor. Shortly after, they changed their name in honor of their patron but their mission remained the same. They offer person to person service to those suffering or in need.
Our local conference of Vincentians serves a great need in the Sullivan area. On a regular basis they are providing rent money to those a bit behind, gasoline to help get someone to a job interview, funds to pay the electric bill so the lights will stay on. Vincentians do not disctriminate for they see the face of Christ in those they serve.
The 3rd weekend of every month St. Anthony parishioners are asked to monetarily support this ministry by donating to the local conference. If you feel called to serve the poor and needy in a more hands on approach, please contact the rectory office at 573-468-6101 for information on becoming a Vincentian.