St. Vincent de Paul Society
The St. Vincent de Paul Conference of St. John the Baptist Church works with our own parish organizations, neighboring Conferences at St. Joseph’s in Dallastown, and social service agencies such as Southern Community Services and the YMCA to bring concrete aid and the comfort of the Gospel to those who are poor and suffering. Some of the services that are offered include:
Limited material or financial assistance for short needs such as rent and utility bills
Emergency aid such as food and clothing, combined with referral to appropriate public agency
Advocacy on behalf of persons being denied services to which they appear to be entitled
Providing referrals when recurrent financial problems indicate a need for professional guidance.
We, the women and men of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. John the Baptist are joined together to grow spiritually, seeking to serve rather than be served. Inspired by Gospel values, we offer person-to-person service to those who are in need and/or are suffering.
As witnesses of Christ, we are united in a spirit of charity, humility, and sharing, and are nourished by prayer and reflection through mutually supportive gatherings. We strive to be witnesses to God's love. Through the generosity of our parish community, we are able to embrace works of charity, relieving privation, and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, we see the face of Christ.
In ministering to those in need, we are ministering to Jesus Christ Himself, recalling the words of Matthew Chapter 25: ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
St. Vincent de Paul, Pray for us.
St. Louise de Marillac, Pray for us.
Blessed Frederic Ozanam, Pray for us.
Blessed Rosalie Rendu, Pray for us.