St. Vincent de Paul
Purpose: 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 Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
The vocation of the Society's members, who are called Vincentians, is to follow Christ through service to those in need and so bear witness to His compassionate and liberating love. No work of charity is foreign to the Society. It includes any form of help that alleviates suffering or deprivation and promotes human dignity and personal integrity in all their dimensions. The Society serves those in need regardless of creed, ethnic or social background, health, gender, or political opinions. Vincentians strive to seek out and find those in need and the forgotten, the victims of exclusion or adversity.
Membership: Membership is not limited to STM Parishioners only. Currently, there are 8 active members and 5 retired members. There are also 4 associate members. Once a member is sworn-in, Vincentians are really "members-for-life". There are no membership sues as such; however, we take free will offerings at each official meeting. All potential members are asked to participate in SVdP activities for a minimum 6-month periods then express their desire for membership level. Once they do, then a quorum of active Conference members elect them into the organization, and they are often sworn-in at the Annual Meeting of the Omaha District Council.
Meeting Schedule: Called when necessary.