OLW Parish & Society of St. Vincent dePaul: Join the Vincentian Team!

Posted on February 1, 2021 by Published by

Did you know
… the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the oldest charity in Chicago, beginning in 1857? The Society’s primary purpose is to serve those in need – helping them weather the storms of life in the name of Christ. Today, over 2,500 Vincentian volunteers in Cook and Lake Counties continue to bring hope, help, and compassion to the most vulnerable in our society.

14 of those 2,500 Volunteers
… are members of the OLW St. Vincent de Paul team. We offer emergency short-term financial help for parishioners and others living within the parish boundaries. We are here to bridge a gap, and often we refer individuals to Catholic Charities or other social service agencies for longer term support or professional help. We staff the St. Vincent de Paul phone line 365 and 24/7 sharing the duties among the team.

You too can make a difference
… and the more volunteers we have, the more we can accomplish. By volunteering, you can be sure you’re making a difference for those in need. Our volunteers have a chance to give back to the community, to use their skills and experiences to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. You are never alone; team members support one another when a house visit is required and are always available to consult on cases.

To learn how you can make a difference
… attend one of our meetings. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00 — 8:00 PM in the Parish Center. We open with prayer, review our cases, talk about solutions and close with prayer. Knowing we have made someone’s difficult life a little bit easier is motivation for us all.

… call the Parish Center at 847.253.5353 x398. Leave a message and one of our volunteers will call you back. Please take the first step and consider volunteering. We’ll answer your questions and you can decide if St. Vincent de Paul is right for you!

Consider a Donation
… to St. Vincent DePaul’s GiveCentral Account to stem the tide of homelessness. Illinois’ moratorium on evictions runs through Feb. 1. The federal has been extended through 3/31. Past rent still accrues and renters are liable for the entirety of their overdue rent. As the deadlines approach, landlords send eviction notices to recoup lost rent.  This is happening throughout Arlington Heights and surrounding suburbs.

“Charity is the cement that binds communities to God and persons to one another.”
~ St. Vincent de Paul


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