St. Vincent de Paul Society
The St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVdP) is an international organization with an active unit at St. Thomas the Apostle. The purpose of SVdP is to develop the spirituality of its members through service to those in need. Although the emphasis is service, it is through our prayer together that we develop spiritually and provide support to one another. Some of our local projects include an annual dinner for the homeless and the needy, Sponsorship of food and clothing drives, visitation of shut-ins, solicitation and distribution of Christmas gifts and contribution of food, time and money to local food pantries. In addition, we respond to referrals from the parish for those in need of specific items or help. Anyone who feels called to serve those in spiritual, physical or financial need on a direct, personal basis is welcome in SVdP at St. Thomas the Apostle.