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.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul of New Orleans
St. Vincent de Paul provides dedicated leaders with the tools to LEAD
The Archdiocesan council leadership was privileged to take part in an officer's training session, facilitated by Regional Vice-President
The Training was a mandatory session for council Presidents, Vice Presidents, and all serving on the new archdiocesan board.
"It is our responsibility to help our leaders lead," says Executive Director, Deacon Rudy Rayfield. "We are making sure that these individuals are knowledgeable in all policies and procedures that will help them best serve fellow Vincentians. I, along with council Pres. Alan Demma were very pleased with the turnout."
Special thanks to Charlotte Brown, of the Corpus Christi/Epiphany conference for hosting the event, and Regional VP Bill Migley for sharing his expertise.
For making the 2017
Jazzin on the River fundraiser a SUCCESS!
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conference in Kenner!
The Parish is made up of members from all over the Archdiocese. Anyone can become a parishioner, and anyone can become a conference member!
For more information, contact the central office at 504-940-5031, ext. 10.