Saint Vincent DePaul Society

Mission Statement:

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, follows in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and its patron, St. Vincent de Paul, by promoting spiritual growth through person-to-person service to those who are in need and suffering. Members witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will to relieve need and address its causes, making no distinction among those served because, in them, members see the face of Christ.

On Ash Wednesday, 1983, Saint Pascal was installed as a conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Since that time, the Saint Pascal conference has provided thousands of dollars in food and hours of service to our parishioners and the community.

Members of Saint Vincent de Paul are parishioners whose ministry is guided by Jesus’ command that we love one another, and the gospel message that we are our brothers and sisters keepers. The Vincentian ministry centers on prayer, faith and service to others regardless of religion, culture, race or social status.

The conference has 21 active members who attend the meetings, perform home visits and participate in works of mercy; and 13 associate members who participate in activities. The Special Friends of the Society make unsolicited donations of money to help support the Conference’s special works.

The Saint Pascal Conference is active both inside and outside of the parish community.

Activities include:

  • Visiting families or individuals either at their homes or the rectory to offer assistance and referrals to Catholic and public agencies
  • Providing Jewel and Subway gift cards for emergency assistance.
  • Maintaining a pantry to provide food to anyone in need throughout the year, especially for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Collecting food donations from the parish on the first Sunday of the month to stock the food pantry.
  • Sharing food with other pantries in the Chicago area.
  • Assembling survival packs (a brown bag of food) for the homeless once a year.
  • Collecting clothing for the needy (Bundle Days) twice a year.
  • Visiting hospitals, nursing homes, people with disabilities and the homebound.
  • The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is easy to join. No special qualifications are required other than the desire to join with others to help those in need for the love of God.

    To learn more, please call 773-725-7641.


    Thanksgiving Food Packages – November 2018

    On Friday, November 16, and Saturday, November 17, members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gathered in the Gold Room to pack and distribute Thanksgiving food packages for neighborhood families in need. Through the generosity of Saint Pascal parishioners, the less fortunate in our community truly had reason to give thanks over the holiday.


    Annual Memorial Mass & Awards Ceremony - October 21, 2018

    On Sunday, October 21, members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gathered with other Vincentiansfrom the Archdiocese at Saint Tarcissus Church in Chicago for the Annual SVDP Memorial Mass, celebrated by Bishop George Rassas, which was followedby a dinner in the Saint Tarcissus Parish Center.


    Bundle Days - September 2018

    On Saturday, September 22, and Sunday, September 23, Saint Pascal parishioners and members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul collected clothing, shoes, kitchenware, bedding and other items to benefit the less fortunate. The Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul would like to thank everyone who helped make this event a success.


    Bundle Days - May 2018

    On Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and other volunteers braved the cold and rain to staff the trailer in the Moody Avenue parking lot, collecting clothing, shoes, kitchenware, bedding and other items to aid the less fortunate. We would like to extend our thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success.

    If you missed the May Bundle Days, don’t worry. The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul trailer will be parked at Saint Pascal in September. It’s never too early to start cleaning out your closets.


    Annual Knights of Columbus Food Drive – May 12, 2018

    On Saturday, May 12, the Knights of Columbus Mater Christi Council, in conjunction with the United States Postal Service, hosted their annual food drive, the proceeds donated to several Northwest Side food pantries, including the Saint Pascal pantry. Knights from Saint Pascal Parish dropped off the food, and members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gathered to put away the food on the pantry shelves.


    Friends of the Poor Benefit - April 22, 2018

    Members of the Saint Pascal conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gathered with hundreds of other Vincentians to raise money and awareness at the Tenth Annual Friends of the Poor Benefit held at Drury Lane Oak Brook on Sunday, April 22. The Benefit featured an inspiring competition among choirs from Chicago Archdiocese churches. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund various Society efforts to aid the less fortunate in Cook and Lake counties.


    Easter 2018

    On Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24, members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gathered in the Gold Room to bring Easter joy to the less fortunate of the parish, packing and distributing holiday food and flowers.


    Saint Joseph's Table

    On Sunday, March 11, the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, in conjunction with the Saint Pascal Holy Name Society, and volunteers from various parish organizations, including Saint Pascal Scout Troop 815, successfully hosted the annual Saint Joseph Table. An abundance of delicious meatless food and desserts, most home-cooked by generous Saint Pascal parishioners, was eagerly devoured by the hundreds in attendance. A good time was had by all, building fellowship while raising funds to serve the less fortunate in our community.


    Survival Packs - January 26, 2018

    On Friday evening, January 26, approximately fifty volunteers gathered in the Saint Pascal Club Room to prepare Survival Packs for the homeless, each pack consisting of juice, a ham and cheese sandwich, cookies, and a snack. The survival packs were donated to the Franciscan House of Mary and Joseph, one of the oldest and largest providers for the homeless in Chicago. A record-breaking 494 survival packs were assembled!

    The Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul wishes to thank everyone who donated time, energy, money, cookies, and loaves of bread to make this annual event both fun and meaningful, an admirable demonstration of Christian faith at work in our community.


    Christmas Food Packages - December 2017

    On Friday, December 15, and Saturday, December 16, members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gathered in the Gold Room to assemble and distribute Christmas food packages, toys, and poinsettias for the less fortunate and homebound in our community. Saint Pascal parishioners generously donated the food, and the parish Scouts donated the toys and additional food. Thanks to everyone who embraced the Christmas spirit, ensuring that many of our brothers and sisters could celebrate our Savior's birth with a hearty meal, some holiday cheer, and the knowledge that the parish truly cares about the well-being of others.


    Christmas Thrift Store Sale – November 2017

    On Sunday, November 12, and Sunday, November 19, the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul sponsored a sale of Christmas merchandise from our thrift stores. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Hospitality Room and shopped for some fantastic bargains.



    Friends of the Poor Benefit – April 17, 2016

    Members of the Saint Pascal conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gathered with hundreds of other Vincentians to raise money and awareness at the Eighth Annual Friends of the Poor Benefit at Drury Lane Oak Brook on Sunday afternoon, April 17. The Benefit featured an inspiring competition among choirs from Chicago Archdiocese churches. All proceeds from the event will be distributed among the Chicago area Society of Saint Vincent de Paul conferences, including Saint Pascal. Pictured are Saint Pascal Vincentians Jan Rykal and Jane Maher; Margaret Kummerer; Sherry and Frank Marquez; and Ed and Yolanda Stachon.


    Community First Medical Center Food Drive – March 19, 2016

    On Saint Joseph’s Day, Saturday, March 19, members of the Saint Pascal Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul gathered to collect the proceeds from a food drive sponsored by Community First Medical Center at 5645 W. Addison Street. The generous donations of food items helped fill the parish pantry shelves, and we would like to thank the medical center for their dynamic commitment and concern for the less fortunate in our community..