St.Vincent De Paul

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Does it seem to you that when you become quiet,
you sense a call
 to help our sisters and brothers who  are hungry --
or otherwise in serious need of help?

Could it  be that when you hear of  fellow parishioners
in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
who are dedicated to face-to-face attention  to these sisters and brothers of us all--
something within you says, “Here I am, Lord.  I come to do your will”

For more information, please call SVDP President Laura Pacha at (808) 782-871
or Vice President 
Maria Leslie at 210 849 2494.

  Our conference meets twice month: 

+ After the 9 a.m. Mass on the Second Sunday of each month 
+ At 7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international community founded to help members
grow in the love of God through prayer, reflection on Gospel values,
and face-to-face service of our sisters and brothers in need.

 Let us form a network of  charity and social justice to encircle the world..."  
(SVDP founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam)


Green Bag Collection

Ever wonder what happens to the money you put in the St. Vincent de Paul monthly Green Bag? Wonderful things happen! Your hand in the Green Bag is a hand that touches the outstretched hands of the poor, giving hope and fighting hunger. Your generous donations allow the Vincentian Society at St. Peters to provide food and hope to over 350 of our hungry Brothers and Sisters per month. For some families this food is critical to feeding their children and themselves. We also help our Homeless Friends in the area with non-perishable food, toiletries, and bus passes. As you can see we have a busy mission to support the poor and your unselfish help is critical. Thank you! As Jesus said “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, so you do unto me.” Matthew 25:40.   (complements of Dawn Smith)  


 You can help the Society of St. Vincent de Paul by making your Amazon purchases though Amazon Smile.
To do this, when promted for the charity you wish to support, name the Society of St. Vincent de Paul,
St. Peter Prince of the Apostles , and check the box next to our name.  Then, continue shopping as usual.
There is no extra charge and we get a fraction of to purchase price for our ministries.  Thanks! 


Mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul PDF Print E-mail


Inspired by Gospel values, the Society leads women and men to grow spiritually
by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. 

Members form an international society of friends united by a spirit of charity. 
We are nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings,
and adherence to a basic rule. 
Keenly aware that poverty, suffering, and loneliness are present
to millions in our communities, we embrace all works of charity and justice.

 For more information about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, please see  FAMVIN,
 the website for the entire Vincentian Family which includes Vincentian Fathers
and Daughters of Charity 
 as well as our own  Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  
Besides studying  news reports, you can also learn the history, ideals, and spirituality 
which keep Vincentians actively working to form a worldwide "network of charity", 
and which has given us numerous martyrs and saints.  

Service - Helping Neighbors in Need PDF Print E-mail

Our members deal directly with individuals in need. Our primary ministry is food assistance.
 In emergencies and when funds are available, we also help to prevent
neighbors' utility cut-off or eviction.
 Monthly, we visit Haven for Hope.  Also, we monitor faculty and student volunteers from
the University of the Incarnate Word.  
 Food Ministry:  Our SVDP Food Pantry distributes nourishing bags of food,
more importantly,  volunteers offer a warm and respectful welcoming
 to those who come to the SVDP Window and  referring our Brothers and Sisters in Christ
to additional sources of aid.  
 Volunteers order from and report to the San Antonio Food Bank,  
oversee delivery and stocking of supplies, pick up food donations from  local vendors,
 and purchase items locally when the Food Bank supplies are not available.
  Additionally, Volunteers direct periodic food drives from St. Peter's School
and from the University of the Incarnate Word.
 A special Bread Ministry picks up donated breads and desserts from a local HEB store
at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings.

Haven for Hope Ministry:  We have two branches to our Haven for Hope Ministry --
parish volunteers and UIW student/staff volunteers

(1) Parishioners leave from the parish parking lot at 4:15 the fourth Friday
of each month for
Haven for Hope  where we serve dinner to homeless persons at St. Vinny's Bistro.
 For more information, please call 829-2494 and leave a message for Kathleen Foreman. 

(2) Students and staff of the University of the Incarnate Word leave the UIW campus
at 6 a.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month
 to serve breakfast at Haven for Hope's St. Vinny's Bistro.   
 For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Mcguire: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

This SVDP endeavor has its roots in food ministries undertaken by St. Peter's SVDP
 since the 1950's.  Formerly known as the
St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room,  
St. Vinny's is located at Haven for Hope, near the SVDP Council offices that reside at Haven for Hope
-- an extensive  campus that also helps able homele
ss people to transition into trained job-holders.

Emergency Assistance:  In emergencies and when funds are available,
we help to prevent neighbors' utility cut-off or eviction.  
 We also network with other
conferences to meet particular needs

History by Arthur Uhl and Deacon John Spitzer PDF Print E-mail

 St. Peter’s SVDP conference was begun more than fifty years ago 
when Bishop Flanagan was pastor at St. Peter’s.   During these years, 
the conference has  served the hungry and the needy of our parish, 
and has partnered with other conferences to meet emergencies 
impacting  the wider community.


Saturday - 5:30 PM
Sunday - 9 & 11 AM, 5:30 PM
Monday - No Masses
Tuesday - 7 AM
Thursday - 7 AM
Wednesday - 5:30 PM
Friday - 8:15 AM
111 Barilla Place
San Antonio, TX 78209
Office 210-822-3367
Fax 210-828-5826

Rev Martin J. Leopold