Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

The vocation of the Society’s members, who are called Vincentians, is to follow Christ through service to those who are in need and so bear witness to his compassionate and liberating love.  Members show their commitment through person-to-person contact.

In entering into the Society, members are called to grow in service to others, spirituality and friendship with fellow Vincentians.

The Society is an international organization founded in Paris by Blessed Frederic Ozanam in 1833.  The first meeting of the Society in the United States occurred in 1845.

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.

For more information about the St. Vincent de Paul Society click HERE.


Meetings:  First and third Thursday of the month – 7:00pm.

 The meeting on the first Thursday of the month is held online via WebEx.

The meeting on the third Thursday is hybrid; in-person in the Parish Center, and also online.

For an invitation to attend either meeting online, please contact Richard Chobot for a WebEx link.

If interested in joining the Society, please contact Richard Chobot at 703-323-9402; [email protected]


Blue, pre-addressed donation envelopes can be found in the narthex, at side entrances and in the Parish Office.

If donating by check, please make check payable to SSVdP-Holy Spirit Conference and either leave at the Rectory, deposit in the collection basket, or mail to:

St. Vincent de Paul Society Conference P.O. Box 11997 Burke, VA 22009

The Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible.

Donations to the Holy Spirit Conference also can be made on-line through Parish Giving or on the Conference website:

Assistance for those in Need

If you need help please call the St. Vincent de Paul Helpline (703-272-8218).  The Helpline is checked daily.

We try to help all who call on us with legitimate needs regardless of race, religion, social background, health, gender, or political opinion.


President – Richard B. Chobot
Vice President – Maureen Doherty
Secretary – Mary Rakowski
Treasurer – Bob Boehme
Spiritual Advisor – Deacon Malcolm d’Souza