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405 S. Church St., Wentzville, MO 63385 | 636-332-9225

St. Vincent de Paul Society

SERVICE OPERATING HOURS

Monday & Thursday: 9 AM - NOON

Help Line: 636-327-8787 leave a name and phone number. We check messages every day. We will return your call.

United Way 2-1-1 helpline. Dial 2-1-1 on your phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also visit the 2-1-1 website

Food Emergencies

If you are in need of food and we are unavailable at SVDP, please check the following outreach locations:

Helping Hands Outdoor Food Pantry - 612 Blumhoff Ave, Wentzville, MO
Directions: pull in the Heritage Elementary School entrance at the corner of Blumhoff Ave and W Academy Dr and travel along the west side of the building and you will see the outdoor food pantry located next to the door for Helping Hands.

Caring & Sharing - 357 Shockdrake Ct, Wentzville, MO
Directions: From Wentzville, head east on State Hwy A, turn right onto Enterprise Dr (U-Haul will be on your left), turn right onto Shockdrake Ct.

Food Resource Guide - project of the Hunger Task Force, a coalition of food pantries in St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren Counties

St. Patrick Parish often receives small food donations for St. Vincent de Paul pantry and may have limited food available at the parish office (for emergencies only).

Food and Monetary Donations are needed and appreciated.

Join St. Vincent de Paul members on their spiritual growth journey through service to people in need. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless. Some 12 million persons are helped annually by Vincentians in the United States.

Wentzville Conference

LOCATION
230 West 4th St.
Wentzville, MO  63385

636-327-8787
[email protected]

SVDP members, known as Vincentians, respond to requests for food, shelter, financial, and medical aid to people in need, including utility assistance, shelter and housing needs, car repairs, transportation, prescription assistance, furnishings, food, and more (some services are provided as a referral to supporting agencies). Members also go to donating agencies to collect food for our parish food pantry.

"Agency is Equal Opportunity Provider"

Eligibility:  Call for information; based on income; How often can a person receive food? Once a month

Documents:  Social Security card, driver’s license, address verification.

Area Served:   Persons living in the boundaries of St. Patrick, St. Theodore and St. Joseph Parishes; Wentzville and Lake St. Louis. Use our conference finder to find the group nearest you.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Archdiocesan Council of St. Louis

Society of St. Vincent de Paul USA

VOLUNTEER
If you would like to volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul, contact Joe Schneider at 314-550-7051 or [email protected], or for the SVDP Food Pantry, contact Bill at 314-713-7694 or [email protected].


OUR MISSION
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 the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

OUR PRACTICE
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul--Archdiocesan Council of St. Louis serves individuals and families in need throughout the Greater St. Louis area. The Society consists of more than 3,400 volunteer members belonging to 142 parish-based conferences (chapters). Volunteers make home visits to those in need to provide person-to-person services, including arranging utility and prescription drug assistance and assisting with housing and transportation needs. The Society also operates seven thrift stores.

The Society assists hundreds of thousands of people and provides millions of dollars in direct aid and in-kind goods to those in need. One of the oldest and most well-respected charities in St. Louis, the Society is a proud member of the United Way of Greater St. Louis. As a Catholic lay organization, an essential part of the Society’s work is to maintain the confidentiality and dignity of those being served, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or age.


ANNUAL EVENTS
St. Vincent de Paul Sunday
Our conference celebrating the Annual St. Vincent de Paul Sunday on November 5, 2023. SVDP is looking for parishioners to become Vincentians. Vincentians help to serve those in need. For more information, stop by the table after the masses on the weekend of Sunday, November 5, and talk with other Vincentians. There are many others who serve in roles to lead programs. On SVDP Sunday, we will provide giving envelopes conveniently located in the pews for your contributions. Our SVDP has an active pantry, which is one of only five in the 18 Northwest District conferences with a pantry.

Friends of the Poor Walk
Quail Ridge Park, 560 Interstate Dr, Wentzville, MO 63385
Sat, September TBD, 2024, 10:00 AM (Registration begins at 9:00 AM)

St. Patrick Walk Captain, Debbie Billing, 314-283-8054, [email protected] St. Vincent de Paul Sunday
The beneficiary is Northwest District Council (includes Wentzville SVDP).

Join us at the Group Picnic Area in Quail Ridge Park for the annual Friends of the Poor Walk! Registration is at 9 AM with coffee, breakfast snacks, etc. The Walk begins at 10 AM with a lunch to follow. Drinks provided. Join us to help raise money for those in need, enjoy SVDP camaraderie, and have fun!

We encourage you to register on the morning of the event.

Not a walker? Please consider sponsoring a St. Patrick Team member! Contact our walk captain for details.

The Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run is a national event coordinated by the Development Team at the National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day
September 27
St. Vincent de Paul was born in Pouy, France on April 24, 1581, and was ordained a priest on September 23, 1600. Vincent devoted himself entirely to the alleviation of suffering of the poor. To that cause, he established the Confraternities of Charity, later known as the Ladies of Charity, in 1617. In 1625, he founded the Congregation of the Mission, his community of priests and brothers. With Louise de Marillac, he co-founded the Daughters of Charity in 1633. Vincent died in Paris on September 27, 1660 and was canonized in 1737. Pope Leo XIII declared him patron saint of all works of charity.