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The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul was founded in 1833 by Frederic Ozanam. As a 20 year old college student serving the poor, Frederic impressed upon those who joined him in serving the poor the importance of offering kindness, respect, and compassion to the people they visited. In his view, this was essential to their service as the food or clothing they brought with them. Frederic chose the 17th-century priest, St. Vincent de Paul, to be the patron of the Society because the saint was known as the Apostle of Charity.

Blessed Fredric Ozanam

St. John Vianney SVdP conference assists families by visiting them in their homes and assisting them with food and/or paying utility bills. Our conference serves the following communities: Lithia Springs, Austell, Mableton, and Powder Springs.

Our SVdP is solely supported through parishioners in our parish. In your monthly envelope packet is a special envelope exclusively for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. You can make a donation to SVdP at any time during the month, by placing the donation in that envelope and submitting it with your weekly donation.

Interested in Volunteering?

Barbara Hallstrom
caenet@mindspring.com

Bruce Suilman
Suilat1@yahoo.com

Lilian Cadore
lcadore@comcast.net

We Need Volunteers!

We have volunteer positions that only take a small amount of time and we also have positions that may take a couple hours each week.

Please Consider Giving Your Time, Talent or Treasure to the Poor in Our Community

     

"The earth has become a chilly place. It is up to us Catholics to rekindle the flame of human warmth which is going out. It is up to us to recommence the great work of regeneration even if it means another era of martyrs. Can we remain passive in the midst of a world which is suffering and groaning? And as for us, my dear friend, are we going to make no attempt to be like those saints whom we love?

If we do not know how to love God, for it seems that we need to see in order to love and we only see God with the eyes of faith, and our faith is so weak! But men, the poor, we see them with our eyes of flesh! They are there before us and we can place our finger and hand in their wounds and the marks of the Crown of Thorns are visible on their foreheads. Thus there is no possible room for unbelief and we should fall at their feet and say to them with the apostle: "My Lord and my God. You are our master and we will be your servants. You are for us the sacred image of the God we cannot see. Since we know not how to love him otherwise, we will love him in your person."

Blessed Frederic Ozanam