The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) is an international Catholic organization of laypersons founded by Frederic Ozanam in 1833. Inspired by Gospel values, its primary mission is to engage in person-to-person service to those in need regardless of religious denomination. Vincentians seek personal holiness through works of charity. SVdP volunteers at Church of The Ascension collect and distribute monthly donations of funds and items to those in our area.
- Home Visitations – the cornerstone of our conference focuses on connecting with those in need in our community to offer assistance.
- St. Vincent DePaul Haven (Men’s Shelter in Newark) – a meal preparation program where Church of the Ascension volunteers make meals for the Haven on Sunday nights.
- Panera Bread Pickup – volunteers pick up donated baked goods from the Panera in New Albany and bring the donation to the Haven in Newark on Saturdays and to the Church on Sundays for the food bank in Johnstown.
Meetings are the 1st Tuesday of each month, 7:00pm – 8:00pm.
For more information on becoming a member or wishing to volunteer for any of the programs, please contact us:
Laura Sammons, President
Church of The Ascension Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
For anyone in need:
Please refer them to the St. Vincent de Paul Society 24 Hour Hotline: 740.349.0989
“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers or sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matt. 25:40)