Founded in 1833, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide organization of lay Catholics, following Christ’s call to serve the poor, the suffering, and the deprived.
Our founding activity, still practiced today, is the Home Visit. Through these visits, Vincentian members establish personal relationships with our neighbors in need, not only providing material assistance such as rent, utilities, food, or clothing, but also offering friendship, understanding, and prayer.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul conference at Our Lady of Fatima church on Concord Road Sudbury MA is a mission of Ascension Parish. Members of the council provide outreach visitations to those in the Sudbury community who are in need. Utilizing a diverse set of skills from it's members, we meet and work with our friends in the community to assist them with a wide range of services including financial assistance.
Because “no work of charity is foreign to the Society,” Vincentians respond to many community and individual needs through programs such as disaster relief services, job training and placement, thrift stores, food pantries, housing programs, prison reentry, medical services, and many others, always seeking longer-term pathways out of poverty and towards the full flourishing of every person.