The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a 501c3 faith-based, non-profit organization established in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in 1871 to serve those in need.
Our mission is to grow spiritually through person-to-person service to all in need in our community. We do this through our network of charity made up of spirituality, friendship, and service.
The Society is made up of 58 parish-based chapters, called Conferences. Our Conferences have a combined 1,900 parish-based volunteers called Vincentians. They help the Society by visiting our friends and neighbors in need and referring them to our programs.
The Society has a Vincentian Services Center that houses the majority of our programs. This location also welcomes our Good Samaritan volunteers. They help the Society by maintaining our programs ready to serve the community.
Together, as ONE SOCIETY, we serve our friends and neighbors living within the ten-country area of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to:
PROMOTE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and,
SERVE CATHOLICS IN THE UNITED STATES as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world.
As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality.
We put our faith into action to help the world’s poorest create lasting change.
The Mission of Our Lady of the Angels establishes a Catholic presence in the West Humboldt Park area on Chicago’s west side.
This area is presently one of the poorest neighborhoods in the City of Chicago. The purpose of the Mission is twofold: to assist the materially poor and to share the treasure of our Catholic Faith.
Our specific mission demands that we be well-formed and able to form others, capable of comprehending what goes on in people’s lives and offering an opportune response.
The philosophical and theological studies will be oriented according to the classical-realist tradition, which both the Fathers of the Church and the Scholastics assumed for the intellectual penetration of the faith.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word to us — something that everyone should be able to understand in a language and format that clearly speaks to their hearts. At least 2,000 languages around the world are still waiting for a translation project to start.
Our mission is to link the church of the First World with the church of the Third World in a manner that helps both the materially poor and the poor in spirit.
The Refuge is a temporary emergency shelter program. It is designed to assist homeless individuals and families that reside in Lapeer County and who are ready, willing and able to transition out of homelessness.
Since 1992, our mission has been for Oakseed Ministries to assist indigenous ministries who serve abandoned children and the poor in the developing world’s largest cities, bringing the good news of Jesus in word and action.
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