• Advocacy for the poor
• Assistance for the disabled
• Emergency transportation
• Home visits to the poor
• Emergency financial aid
• Assistance and referrals to community agencies
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul gives emergency assistance to parishioners and others living in the area with food, clothing and medicine, as well as assistance with utilities and rent. Private meetings to preserve the privacy of those they help are set up to discuss individual needs and available resources. Call 701-204-7111 to set up a meeting in the Bismarck/Mandan area.
The largest lay Catholic organization in the world, operating in 135 countries, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is best known for its thrift stores and food pantries, and for the personal visits of its members to the homes of the poor and needy. Established in France in 1833 by a college student named Frederic Ozanam, the Society began its existence in the United States in 1845 in St. Louis, MO.
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
End Poverty through Systemic Change
Everyone’s heard the expression, “It’s better to give than to receive.” But how many people really believe it?
Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul do. They know it’s true. And that’s why they give.
Thanks to all who participated!
Thanks to you and our gracious sponsors we raised $5,462 to help our community!
Presenting: Dakota Eye Institute
Atlantis Industries, Inc
Edward Jones - Tom Engelhardt
Gate City Bank
Steve & Sherry Wangler
Keith & Bonnie Benz
Bismarck Family Dental
Anthony G. Malaktaris, DDS
Kevin Gilchrest, DDS
Kirkwood Bank & Trust
Railway Credit Union
Schweitzer & Sons Construction