What is St. Vincent de Paul?
An International Catholic lay organization in unity with the Church was founded in France in 1843 to minister to the poor and vulnerable. Each St. Vincent de Paul conference is usually organized on a parish level.
What do we do?
- The Conferences will attempt to serve all parishioners in need and neighbors within the Zip Codes 27613, 27617 & 27703.
- Vincent de Paul helps people in an emergency, to prevent homelessness, loss of utilities, work, medicine, etc.
- At St Francis we have established a phone line for people in need to call and leave a message.
- Two visitors will then contact the neighbor and set up a time to visit them at their residence to assess their need and gather documentation.
- All Conferences acquire their own financial resources and partner with other agencies in the area to assist those in need.
Ways to get involved
How can you help?
Ministry options – (after receiving training).
Be a Caller Intake Specialist – A person periodically assigned to check phone line and call back neighbors in need to get initial information.
Be a Visitor – Teams of two visit Neighbors in need to understand their need and recommend a way forward for them.
Pray for our Ministry
Financial Support – St. Francis of Assisi generously provides financial support to St. Vincent de Paul through a portion of the offertory in the Justice and Peace Tithe.
For additional financial support options:
– Donate your car: (Click here)
– AmazonSmile – at http://smile.amazon.com
or (Click here) then in the search box type
St Vincent de Paul, Raleigh NC
– Donate directly to St. Vincent de Paul, a 501(c)(3) organization
Do you need help?
Call the help line at: 919-534-4842
Or call the church at 919-847-8205
and ask for our voice mailbox 499
If calling after hours press – star (*)499
Pope Francis writes:
“It [The Holy Year of Mercy] will be a way to reawaken our conscience, too often grown dull in the face experience of God’s mercy… Let us rediscover these corporal works of mercy: to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, heal the sick, visit the imprisoned, and bury the dead.”