Society of St. Vincent de Paul
About the Society
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, the founder of the society.
Common Mission Statement
“A network of friends, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need.”
As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.
Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.
More information to come after the Coronavirus quarantine is lifted.
Our Lady of the Lakes
The Our Lady of the Lakes Conference started in January 2020 thanks to the hard work of several of our parishioners and the guidance of several neighboring conferences.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Our Lady of the Lakes Conference, part of a worldwide organization, serves those in need in the Random Lake and surrounding areas in Southern Sheboygan County, providing spirituality, friendship and service. Our members, Vincentians, are united in this international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer, reflection, and mutually supportive gatherings. OLL Vincentians go out in pairs visiting those in need in their homes, praying with them and helping with financial needs such as rent and utility assistance or by giving vouchers for clothes and furniture from the Sheboygan SVdP Store. The primary call of the Vincentian life is to see Christ in those we serve. By loving those we serve in this way, we also become the face of God to our neighbors in need.
Key Members, from front: Rose Vander Velden (Secretary); back, from left to right: Jim Steffen (Treasurer), Ed Ritger (Vice President), Karen McCabe (President)
Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in Parish Center (building to the north of the church).
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