A national day of generosity, when you can make a big impact on the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago and on those that we serve. Learn more.
2016 8th Annual Friends of the Poor® Benefit
Enter your adult church choir into the SVdP "Church Choir Challenge" for a chance to win up to $2,500 for your cause! Click here to learn more.
Bundle Weekends are Back!
You can make a big difference in someone's life by bringing your gently used clothing, shoes, linen, and small appliances to one of our donation trailers. Click here for dates & locations.
Our Thrift Stores Now Serving Orland Park, Chicago and Libertyville
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The proceeds from your vehicle donation will provide essential needs such as food, shelter and housing, elderly care, medicines and much more. Learn more.
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Church Choir Challenge
Calling all adult church choirs in the Chicagoland area
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Chicago (SVdP) is seeking adult church choirs throughout the Chicagoland area to participate in the 8th Annual Friends of the Poor® "Church Choir Challenge" fundraising benefit on Sunday, April 17, 2016. The choir contest is open to any church denomination.
Five finalists chosen via online voting at www.choirchallenge.org are invited to perform live at the benefit at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace to determine a Grand Prize winner.
To be used for a cause within their own church, each choir finalist will receive a $1,000 donation, and the Grand Prize winner will receive a $2,500 donation.
"Opening the "Church Choir Challenge" to all religious denominations is an exciting opportunity for St. Vincent de Paul Chicago to go beyond our parish conference boundaries and collaborate with other churches and people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes," Chief Executive Officer James Lonergan said.
Choirs interested in entering the "challenge" must submit an entry form at www.choirchallenge.org by January 29, 2016.
The Friends of the Poor® Benefit will also feature Drury Lane's famous champagne brunch, an auction, games, and a Grand Prize Car Raffle.
Net proceeds will be divided between 10 SVdP districts throughout Cook and Lake counties to fund new programs that offer direct service to the poor and the needs of their specific community.
Tickets for the benefit and car raffle may be purchased at www.svdpbenefit.org or by calling 312.655.7182.
2015 Annual Memorial Mass & Awards Ceremony
Ceremony celebrates Vincentians in Chicago who walk in the footsteps of St. Vincent de Paul and Blessed Frederic Ozanam
Vincentians, friends and family members gathered together on the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul, Sunday, September 27, at St. Pascal Church in Chicago for our Annual Memorial Mass and Awards Ceremony.
We were delighted and honored to have our Spiritual Advisor Monsignor Michael Boland and Assistant Spiritual Advisor Father Gerard Kelly celebrate our Mass and renew our Vincentian commitment again this year. Special appreciation and thanks to our participating Con-Celebrants, the Very Reverend Paul G. Seaman of St. Pascal and Deacon Paul Spalla of St. Mary of the Lake.
Beautiful music and vocals for our celebration were provided by St. Pascal Director of Music Anthony Jurich and the St. Pascal Choir.
Past and present Vincentians were prayed for and honored for their service to the poor in the spirit of our founder Frederic Ozanam and patron St. Vincent de Paul. Awards were presented to several Vincentian members and friends of the Society nominated by their peers for outstanding service.
Council President Bill Soucie and Chief Executive Officer James Lonergan officiated the presentation of awards.
The Ozanam Award was presented to the following Vincentians for their years of outstanding service over and above the ministry of a conference member.
(Front L-R) Judson and Susan McCarthy of Incarnation, Palos Heights (District X); Jack Ennenbach of St. Gilbert, Grayslake (District I); James Cull of St. Stephen, Deacon & Martyr, Tinley Park (District X); Nelida Gonzalez of Our Lady of Grace, Chicago (District VII); Sandra Sanchez of Our Lady of Grace, Chicago (District VII); Pamela Matambanadzo of St. Mary of the Lake, Chicago (District IV). (Back L-R) Rich Meyers of St. Francis de Sales, Lake Zurich (District I); Msgr. Michael Boland, Fr. Gerard Kelly, Deacon Paul Spalla.
A Call to Serve
Pope Francis is back home, but his message remains, join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and live your faith!
Pope Francis may be back in Rome, but there are still people here in our community who need your help! Join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) and help those in need!
SVdP is one of the world's largest charitable organizations. It offers person-to-person service to those in need in 150 countries on five continents. The U.S. headquarters are located in St. Louis, Mo., and the United States' membership totals more than 160,000.
SVdP provides a variety of programs to assist those in need. In 2014, the SVdP Chicago Archdiocesan Council performed nearly 200,000 service hours to aid those in need and served more than 800,000 people.
Become a Vincentian today and help those in need!
For more information on the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, call 312.655.7182.