Society of St. Vincent de Paul Boston



The Society of St. Vincent de Paul welcomes "all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving their neighbor."

Contributing Members share items like food, clothing, furniture, or special services: repair skills or legal, pharmaceutical, medical or healthcare assistance. They may give a one-time monetary gift to the Society or contribute on an ongoing basis. These generous persons, representing many faiths, contribute greatly to the work of the Society.

Associate Members participate actively in the works of the Society. They serve food in a food kitchen, volunteer in a Society of St. Vincent de Paul Store, help staff a SVDP shelter, and a host of other works. Non-Catholic Associate Members need not attend all the functions of the Society, including the Eucharist and other religious exercises enjoyed by Active Conference members.

Active (Full) Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul participate fully in the life and work of the Society, serving the needy person-to-person. They attend the meetings of their Conference, praying with fellow members, and confidentially reviewing the situations of those in need. Active Members participate fully in the fellowship and spiritual life of the Conference. This full membership, for practicing Catholics, includes participation in the celebration of the Eucharist and potential growth in Vincentian spirituality.

Community Service Volunteers donate their time and resources locally. They may be assigned to thrift store locations or conferences locally.

Vincentians make up the backbone of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Since the early 1800's these volunteers have been helping the needy. Through meetings, fundraising and direct assistance, you can help your neighbor. It is truly a wonderful experience helping another person.

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