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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.