St. Vincent de Paul Society
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic organization founded in 1833 by Frederic Ozanam and his companions. Placed under the patronage of St. Vincent de Paul, the Society derives its inspiration from his thinking and work. It seeks, in a spirit of justice and charity and by person-to-person involvement of its members, to help those who are suffering.
The St. Vincent High School organization strives to follow the adult Society. They pledge to pray for the poor and participate in activities designed to help the poor.
“Service” is the slogan for St. Vincent High School this year. The High School Society has pledged to help the St. Vincent de Paul-Ladies of Charity Food Pantry this year and to assist the Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society. Each student in the Junior and Senior High School has been asked to donate a food item each week of the school year. They have also pledged to supply a student to help the pantry every Monday morning to help the Ladies of Charity serve the poor in Perry County. In addition, high school members are asked to sign up to help man the Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society Thrift Store and furniture Distribution Center on Saturday mornings.
The young men also collect aluminum cans and recycle them for funds to run the organization and donate accumulated funds to the poor. Any high school young man is eligible to join the organization.
Mr. Tim Weilert
Officer elections will take place at the club meeting on September 15, 2016. New Officers will be announced at the St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day Mass on September 27, 2016.
President: Samuel Baer
Vice President: Mitchell Dobbelare
Secretary/Treasurer: Luke Wibbenmeyer
Junior Rep: Austin Dauster
Sophomore Rep: Joseph Baer
Freshman Rep: Isaac Layton
Membership and Expectations
Young men in grades 9-12 are eligible. Each must have a "C" average or above. Members must participate in 50% of the years activities to be considered an active member in good standing with the organization. Members who have not participated in activities will not be eligible to be a St. Vincent de Paul Society officer and will be notified of their inactive status within the organization.
Every member of St. Vincent de Paul Society is expected to meet the following criteria to maintain an active membership in the organization. Failure to do so may result in removal from the organization.
- Pay yearly dues of $10.00.
- Attend monthly meetings. Attendance records will be kept for all meetings. Members are encouraged to attend all meetings because this is where your officers will have the opportunity to ask for your opinions and pass along information about club activities.
- Participate in 50% of service projects and activities during the year. Records of membership participation will be tracked.
- All members are required to be in attendance at the May Procession.
Recycle aluminum for expenses and funding for the poor
Noted in the Student Planner
SVDP Parish Food Drive: September 10 & 15, 2016
The Sodality and St. Vincent de Paul Society members will be collecting canned foods for the SVDP Parish at Rozier's on September 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and September 15 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Induction Ceremony: September 27, 2016
There was an induction ceremony held on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day Mass. Only those who have participated in service projects was inducted.
Soup Kitchen: November 23, 2016
Every year for Thanksgiving members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society travel up to St. Louis to a soup kitchen to serve the needy for the holiday. The young men start their day by going to mass at the New Cathedral. They then head over to a soup kitchen in downtown St. Louis. This past year, the young men served with the Daughters of Charity. They had a great experience by not only serving food but preparing food, doing yard work for the sisters around the house, setting up a Nativity set in the front lawn, and organizing all of the food that was in stock. This is a great service for the Daughters of Charity and a great experience for the young men. Many of our students look forward to this trip every year right before Thanksgiving.
Living Rosary: December 8, 2016
Annual May Procession: May 7, 2016 - 3:30 p.m.
All members will be required to participate in the Annual May Procession.