Inspired 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 those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. 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.
The society at Sts. Simon & Jude meets weekly on Monday evenings at 7:00pm in the school library. The society is actively involved in providing assistance to those in need through the Help Line and Thrift Store.
The Society meets every Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the School Library
- Website for Orange County Society of St. Vincent de Paul: http://www.svdpoc.org/
Help Line: (714) 964-5818