2003 Hassert Blvd, Naperville, Illinois 60564 • (630) 922-0081

St. Vincent de Paul Ministry

For More Information
Kathy FordSt. Vincent de Paul Leader

About St. Vincent de Paul

Fedric Ozanam is the founder of St. Vincent de Paul. He was born on April 23, 1813 in Milan France.

At age 16, Frederic suffered a crisis of faith. He prayed during his darkest moments of despair asking God for the gift of faith, the grace to believe, and when the crisis ended, he promised to consecrate his life to the defense of the faith and the service of truth.

St. Vincent de Paul Society was founded on April 23, 1833. Fredric chose St. Vincent de Paul as the patron because of Vincent's deep love for God and his prominent virtue of Charity.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide Christian community based out of Catholic Church communities. Naperville has six St. Vincent de Paul Conferences (chapters) located at St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Margaret Mary, Saints Peter and Paul, St. Raphael, St. Thomas the Apostle, and the newest Conference, which was established in 2012, Holy Spirit Catholic Community.

The Society is active in the Joliet diocese, and nearly in every state in the nation and in 131 countries around the world.

The goal of St. Vincent de Paul is to bring hope to the hopeless by supplying love, food, clothing, rental assistance, utility assistance and other emergency needs.

The Society helps the poor and those with temporary needs. It is not a social service agency. The Society is  a  person-to-person  Christian  ministry  that  sees  the  face  of  Christ  in  the  faces  of  those  who  are suffering.

In the Naperville area, there is a high number of families, single parents, and individuals who, due to life situations, find themselves unable to meet their mortgage payments, rent, water or utility bills. They may not be able to buy groceries and feed their children.

The Society’s boundaries for Holy Spirit Catholic Community are between Hassert Blvd. west to Rt. 59, north to 95th street, and east to Naper/Plainfield Rd.

If you are aware of a family or individual in need, please refer them to Holy Spirit Catholic Community at 630-922-0081 and they will be assisted.