St. Vincent de Paul Society
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul aspires to “embrace the world in a network of charity”
Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Vincentians) are people who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. No matter our age, ethnic background, or financial status we are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need.
The St. Mary Conference of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consulation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society’s work is to provide help while maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.
Some 12 million persons are helped annually by Vincentians in the United States
Do you or a Family you know need help?
Please Call St. Mary St. Vincent de Paul at (224) 569-2100
The phone is monitored daily and a response can be expected within 48 hours.
Are You Called to be a SVdP Volunteer?
The St. Mary Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul welcomes all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving the poor. Dedicated Vincentians are needed to visit families in need in their home, assisting them with their spiritual and physical needs.
Vincentians grow in their faith by seeing Christ in the faces of the poor, as He tells us, when we serve the least of His brethern we serve Him.
If you would like to volunteer we suggest you contact St. Mary SVdP at (224) 569-2100 or … to learn how you may discern whether you are called to join us in service to those in need through the St. Mary Conference of St. Vincent de Paul please click here.
Area Vincentians including St. Mary Conference participate in the National Walk for the Poor
Members of St. Vincent De Paul ready themselves for an early morning walk in September. The “Walk for the Poor” is an important event held in concert with SVdP conferences across the nation.
In addition to raising funds to support the charitable works of the Society, the Walk emphasizes the admonition of St. Vincent to serve as the voice of the poor, speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Thank you to All of the FRIENDS of the POOR in Huntley:
The Society of St. Vincent DePaul at St. Mary’s hosted the 7th annual “Friends of the Poor Walk” on September 20 and was joined by St. Charles Borremo and St. Catherine of Siena. Over 150 walkers enjoyed the good weather, fellowship and satisfaction knowing they have helped others.
St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul would like to thank all the 115 participants who included members from the Singles Over 55 , Knights of Columbus, Adult Choir and the Sambayanihan Choir. Thanks also are given to our priests for their support of the walk, all volunteers who helped with the Walk, and the generous St. Mary’s parishioners who supported with a pledge or donation. The St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul conference raised over $14,000, which will be used to help those in need in our own local community.
Thank You to Our Generous “Friends of the Poor” Walk Sponsors:
Mama’s Work Out
Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical, Inc.
Jarvis Exteriors Inc.
St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus
Tom’s Market and Greenhouses
DeFiore/Jorgensen Funeral Home
St. Mary’s Women’s Club
Tom Peck Ford of Huntley
Adam’s Collision Center
Dr. Mark Pacana
Drendel’s Corner Mobil
Singles Over 55
St. Mary’s Adult Choir
Thank you to the Businesses who provided the wonderful items for the free raffle:
Biaggi’s Potbelly Sandwich Shop Lucy’s Hair Salon
Jameson’s Charhouse Niko’s Lodge Georgia’s Restaurant
Bistro Wasabi Colonial Café Houlihan’s
On the Border Papa G’s Restaurant Dunkin Donuts
Bonefish Grill Village Inn Restaurant Walmart
Coyote Auto Repair Huntley Dairy Mart Kosta’s
Taylor Stevens Salon & Spa Culver’s Huntley Floral
Trader Joe’s Famous Daves Café Roma
Catholic Word Publishing Village Green Cleaners Brunswick Zone
McHenry Community College Muscle Milk Donor Parkside Pub
Piemonte Dundee Chevrolet Tom Peck Ford of Huntley
Craig Woods Golf Club Marengo Ridge Golf Club
Whisper Creek Golf Club Pine Crest Golf Club
Thank you to Andrew D. Huber and Jo Sison for providing the beautiful relaxing music and Eric Silbur for providing mini massages.
St. Mary St. Vincent de Paul Conference conducts clothing drives several times each year.
The clothing drives helps to provide clothing for those in need, provides needed jobs through the West Chicago SVdP store and helps to fund other efforts to assist those in need.
Our St. Mary Pantry’s Need for Food Is On-going
Monthly food drives provide food for many needy families each week. Please continue to support our efforts to feed the hungry through your generous contributions. The need is ongoing. Thank you for your support.
Northern Illinois Mobile Food Truck
On June 1, St. Vincent de Paul hosted the Northern Illinois Mobile Food Truck at St. Mary’s. 143 families participated in the food give-away which included meat, produce, bread, canned goods and a cleaning product. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to the kind and caring volunteers and to Jewel for providing shopping carts and to John Miceli for providing the transportation. There were more than 30 adult volunteers and 20 youth volunteers. The youth played an integral role returning grocery carts, distributing food and helping those in need load food in their cars.