Society of St. Vincent de Paul of New Orleans

National Office Development Department News

  2016 Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run

As Vincentians, we hear the cry of the poor.  When you hear this call, will your Conference and Council have the money available to help? 

 The Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run is an excellent opportunity to raise money, with over $14 million raised since the program began in 2008.

 Last year alone, 28,000 walkers came together at 240 walk locations across the United States to raise over $2.9 million for local Conferences and Councils to help people in need. 
 With 100% of the proceeds from the Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run remaining at your Conference/Council, the potential for fundraising is unlimited!

Other reasons to host a Friends of the Poor® Walk include:

*No experience required
*Creates awareness on issues of poverty 
*Great way to attract new members to the Society
*Low-cost, high return on investment
*Conference calls, email updates, templates, website, and more are provided by the National Council

Our New Orleans event date is

Saturday, September 24th!! Mark your calendars! 

Look for more details in upcoming Top Hat Newsletters- 



SPECIAL THANKS to all who so generously donated to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for our first ever campaign on GiveNOLA Day! 

We appreciate you



Welcome to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Archdiocesan Council of New Orleans. We actively strive to help fulfill the needs of the impoverished within the metropolitan New Orleans area, and the surrounding communities; and have done so since 1865.  Through our Special Works, and various conferences, we are here to aid the most vulnerable members of our community; by giving a hand up and not a hand out. 

The life of St.Vincent de Paul

Vincent was born at Pouy in Gascony, in the south of France, in 1580 or 1581, the third child in a family of four sons and two daughters. His family was a solid peasant family capable of making ends meet only through hard work and frugality. His father encouraged and helped him toward the priesthood, to which he was ordained on September 23, 1600, at the age of nineteen or twenty. Among his chief reasons for becoming a priest was his desire to get an office in the Church from which he could obtain enough money to retire early, return home, and provide for his family.

His early hopes for advancement came to nothing (two trips to Rome, promises of a bishopric, money from a will). In 1608, Vincent moved to Paris, where he came under the influence of Father (later Cardinal) Pierre de Bérulle, whom he took as his spiritual director, and Father André Duval, a professor of the Sorbonne, who was to be his "wise man" for the next three decades. This marked a turning point in Vincent's spiritual journey: ambition was receding, and attention to God and vocation were advancing.

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To all supporters, Vincentians and friends who took part in the 2016

Jazzin' on the River fundraiser! We hoped you enjoyed this year's event! 

Once again, many came out to support and celebrate the work done by two of our important special works and also recognize a few of our dedicated Vincentians who continue to assist us in carrying out our mission! 

​THANK YOU to all who helped us celebrate this worthy cause! 

For details, go to the events tab!