The Society of St Vincent de Paul

This charitable organization, popularly called the SSVP, is an international fraternity of lay persons, who, in a spirit of love, justice and charity, reach out to people, (irrespective of caste, creed or community) suffering on account of poverty of temporal wants, distress and loneliness.

The Society was founded in 1833 in Paris, by a young college student, barely 20 years of age, named Frederic Ozanam, along with a few of his friends, and named it after St Vincent de Paul, whom he tried to emulate, and therefore, in all humility made him the patron saint of this organization.

Mission of St. Vincent de Paul Society

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 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 of Christ.

Support and Assistance

St. Vincent de Paul at Holy Name is dedicated to serving the poor in our neighborhood.

Since 2009 we have supported over 350 families in our area with groceries, rent, mortgage, and utility payment assistance.

For additional information about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Holy Name, or how you can help support our ministry please call the rectory at (402) 451-6622.

“Our branch of the St. Vincent de Paul Society offers limited financial assistance to those in our area, 36th Street to 52nd Street South to Blondo North to Sorenson Parkway as funds are available. 

We are open every first and third Wednesday of the month from 4:00-6:00 pm. All you need to do is come to Holy Name Church located on the corner of Fontenelle Boulevard and Maple Street with a photo ID, social security card, and a piece of mail with your name and address.