Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Ronald Conference

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me,
I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.”
(Matthew 25:35-36)

About St. Vincent de Paul

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul strives to serve all who come to its doors seeking help. We do not discriminate on the basis of skin color, background, or faith, and we collaborate with other organizations to empower people to achieve self-sufficiency.

As Vincentians, we are called to serve one another, and we are blessed to share our time, talents, and treasures with those in need.

We are part of an international organization, founded in Paris, France in 1833. To learn more about our national organization and its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, go to our national website at www.svdpusa.org

About Us

Many times people have heard of St. Vincent de Paul through their church or know someone who has been helped in the past. So how do we work? How does SVdP operate within St. Ronald Church?

Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Vincentians) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. We are volunteers, young and old, men and women, all blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent & treasures) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need.

In the Archdiocese of Detroit, there are currently about 185 conferences operating within Catholic parishes. These conferences, as they are known, are the SVdP offices within a parish where clients call, their needs are assessed, and home visits are made according to each individual case.

Once we have determined what the needs are, we will work on assisting in practical ways. This may include financial help, transportation assistance, food assistance, educational guidance, or medical help. If we do not have the resources to assist clients, we will do our best to refer the client to an agency or organization who may be able to help.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.

Contact Us

Call the parish office and leave a voice mail message. A Vincentian Volunteer will respond.

SVdP Store

Call Toll Free 1-877-788-4623 for pickup information.

The local store is at 35603 S. Gratiot, Clinton Twp., MI 48035, 586-792-3500 (the north west corner of 15 mile & Gratiot).

Volunteers can help (and are always needed) at the store with processing donated goods. The hours volunteered are rewarded with a $10.00/hour Debit Card that directly benefits the St. Ronald SVdP Conference. These Debit Cards are given to St. Ronald’s SVdP who in turn gives them to clients so that they may shop in the store for clothing and household items for free.

Clothing

A conveniently located St.Vincent de Paul Clothing Bin is on the church north west parking lot. The Society accepts clean and gently used clothing from the community.

Holiday Program

The St. Ronald SVdP Conference, in conjunction with St. Ronald’s Church, sponsors The Holiday Assistance Program which helps those in need by providing food and gifts during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Food Donations

Parish members are encouraged to bring canned goods, cereals, laundry soap and paper products for those in need each week. These items are taken to a local Food Pantry on a weekly basis.

Contribute

Contribute funds to support the St. Ronald Conference SVdP Society. 100% of the donations received will go directly to help those seeking assistance.

Mission Statement

The Society’s mission is to help people in need survive whatever crisis they are facing – financial, medical, emotional, or spiritual – and “get back on their feet.” Direct aid or assistance is at the center of the work of the local Conferences. Assistance is offered on a personal basis and is provided with respect and dignity.