We need new members in order to continue the work that we do here in our community. There are many ways you can help – both large and small. Our conference meets monthly on the second Monday of each month at the Parish Center at 7:30pm. If you would like to learn more, don’t be shy! Join us at one of our meetings to find out more!
If you have specific questions, we invite you to call us at 732-597- 1507 or email us.
We’d be delighted to tell you more about what we do and how it works. If getting involved and helping others is something you’ve been meaning to do, now would be a great time; we could certainly use your help.
“I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me.” (Matthew 25:40)
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. As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule. Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.
“It is laid down in our Rule, and it has been always understood among us, that in uniting to serve our masters the poor, as St. Vincent de Paul expresses it, our object is not only to relieve material misery, a very laudable purpose in itself, but to aspire, especially, through the practice of that most sublime of virtues ‘charity’ to render ourselves better and more fervent Christians, and to make our poor enter on the same path, if we have the happiness of succeeding.” (SVdP President-General Adolpe Baudon, Circular Letter, 1877)