The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
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.
Vincentians strive, through prayer, meditation on the Scriptures, fidelity to the teaching of the church and in the various aspects of the daily lives, to bear whiteness to the love of Christ in their relationships with those most in need.
How does the Society differ from other charities?
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is composed of women and men who seek their personal holiness through works of charity. In this essential way, the Society differs from charitable associations or agencies whose principal objective is not the spiritual advancement of their members but the doing of good for someone else.
The Mission Statement is clear: Vincentian ministry is a means for acquiring holiness. The ministry of a Vincentian to those and with those who stand in need is the powerful means that affects holiness of life for the individual Vincentian. Vatican II states that the principal means of holiness for bishops and priests is their ministry. This applies to the laity also, because, in attending to the needy and suffering, a Vincentian is ministering to Jesus Christ himself.
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores:
- 17214 Washington 99, Lynnwood, WA 98037 (425) 741-8468
- 6430 Broadway, Everett, WA 98203 (425) 355-3504
- 17150 W Main St, Monroe, WA 98272 (360) 863-8063
For assistance, please call: (425) 355-3504 option 3
To make a donation, please call: (425) 355-3504 option 2
Snohomish County St. Vincent de Paul Council Website: http://www.svdpwa.com
St. Vincent de Paul Website: https://www.svdpusa.org/
St. Vincent de Paul Society Schedule