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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.

Vincentians respond to many community and individual needs through programs such as disaster relief services, job training and placement, thrift stores, food pantries, food pantry gardens, housing programs, prison reentry, medical and prescription services, and many others, always seeking long-term pathways out of poverty and towards the full flourishing of every person/family.

We have a very active and vibrant group of Vincentians at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish. If you would like more information on what we do or how to join us, please reach out to the President, Peg O'Donoghue at or 217-649-7210.


Join us on Fall Big Truck Weekend at QP

Start cleaning out those closets! Paper bags for donations of Personal Care items AND plastic bags to help with your Fall Housekeeping will be available for gently used clothing and small household goods in the Vestibule the Weekend of September 25-26th. Simplify your life by donating no-longer needed items, while helping those less fortunate at our bi-annual Big Truck Bundle Goods Drive the following weekend of October 2nd & 3rd.

This is a fantastic opportunity for families to volunteer together, as children enjoy being big helpers. So if you are coming to Mass, donate 15 minutes of your time.  You can sign up at  or call Annette to have her sign you up for your Mass time. Bags will be available at the doors after Mass on the weekend next September 25-26th.

St. Vincent de Paul can use for their pantry needs: bar soap, kitchen soap, laundry soap, toothpaste, deodorant and regular size shampoo and conditioner and diapers. 

Other items beside clothing to consider: Gently used bedding and linens, books/magazines, CDs/DVDs/VHS tapes and working VCR's, shoes, belts, purses, hats, jewelry, crafts, art supplies, pictures and picture frames, Dishes/glasses/cutlery, household appliances and electronics, Holiday decorations; Halloween costumes, Household and office furniture, Knick-knacks, baskets, and other decorative items. You - Really do make a difference in the lives of your neighbors with your donations. So thank you for your continued support and generosity! And yes, we still want your gently used grocery BAGS too!

If you have any specific questions, please contact Annette at 231-4615 or