St. Vincent dePaul Society

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

In the first three quarters of 2019, by the grace of God and the blessings of our charitable donors, SVDP has assisted 73 neighbors, who have exhausted all other resources, to pay utility, rent, car repairs, dental assistance and more! There is great need in our community to serve the poor among us. We invite you to discover more and/or donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society by calling 218-656-0345.  The SVDP chapter for Brainerd/Baxter, named St. Teresa of Calcutta’s Conference, meets twice a month at St. Andrew’s Church in Brainerd. Meeting dates are the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 6pm.

Who we are:

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization that leads men and women to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to- person service to the needy and suffering in the local community. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide Christian community founded in Paris in 1833 by a group of young Catholic lay people under the leadership of Blessed Frederic Ozanam. St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) is the patron of the Society which bears his name.


New members are always welcome. There are three levels of membership when considering joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul:

  1. Active – attend meetings when possible and be active in the work of the conference.
  2. Associate – may or may not attend meetings or engage in the works of the conference on a regular basis. They are kept informed of the activities of the conference.
  3. Contributing – those who regularly provide financial support but who do not engage directly in the conference’s work.

To know more:

St. Teresa of Calcutta’s Conference encourages you to join us if you would like to increase your spiritual growth through fellowship, silent works of charity, quietly and discreetly aiding needy families by making personal visits to homes and serving the distressed. For more information contact us at 218-656-0345.

St. Mother Teresa: “Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.”