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


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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 6th annual “Friends of the Poor Walk” on September 28 and was joined by St. Charles Borremo from Hampshire. Over 270 walkers ranging in age from 2 months to over 85 enjoyed the good weather, fellowship and satisfaction knowing they have helped others.

The Society would like to thank all the participants who included members from the Singles Group, Knights of Columbus, Seniors over 55, Youth Ministry, the Choir and the Sambiyan 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 $16,000, which will be used to help those in need in our own local community.

Our Generous “Friends of the Poor” Walk Sponsors:

TCF Bank

Black Diamond Plumbing & Mechanical, Inc.


Mama Workout

Tom’s Market and Greenhouses

DeFiore-Jorgensen  Funeral Home

Jarvis Exteriors Inc.

Tom Peck Ford of Huntley

Huntley Realty & The Tom Hall Group

Dean Foods

Adams Collision Center

James A. O’Connor Funeral Home

Dr. Pacana

Chiro One


The Businesses who provided the raffle items:

Café Roma                                          Georgia’s Restaurant

Colonial Café                                      On the Border

Dairy Mart                                           Brunswick Zone

Bistro Wasabi                                      Trader Joe’s

Huntley Dairy Mart                              Lucy’s Hair Salon

Village Inn Restaurant                         Biaggi’s

Bonefish Grill                                       Houlihan’s

Niko’s Restaurant                                Costco

Kosta’s                                                Pot Belly Sandwich Shop

Papa G’s                                             Drendel’s Mobile Mart

Walmart                                               Ascension Press

Coyote Auto Repair                             Jameson’s Restaurant

Huntley Florist                                     Taylor Stevens Salon & Spa


Thank you to Andrew D. Huber for providing music, Eric Silbur for providing mini massages and Drendel’s Motor Mart for supplying all the bottles of water.



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

Mobile Food TruckOn 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.