Mission of St.Vincent de Paul

Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. All of us are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent and treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need. We are part of an international society of friends united by a spirit of poverty, humility and sharing which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless.

For more information about Saint Vincent de Paul, please contact Tom Fox:  507-261-6882.      To get help from Saint Vincent de Paul, please call:  507-216-7370                                                     

Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run 2017 and Pancake Breakfast

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Rochester, MN will be hosting its fourth annual Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run.  This is a 5K (3 mile) run and walk.  All proceeds will go to fund direct assistance to the poor in our communities.

The purpose of the walk is threefold:
  1. raise awareness of the issue of poverty in Rochester;
  2. raise awareness of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the work it does to alleviate poverty in the local community;
  3. raise funds for the District Council of Rochester, MN and its constituent Conferences in Rochester.
When: Saturday September 30, 2017; onsite registration at 8:30 a.m.; run and walk starts at 9:00 a.m.

Starting line: Church of the Resurrection, 1600 11th Ave SE, Rochester, MN.  

Please enter the parking lot via the 11th Ave parking entrance, South of 16th Street.  Please DO NOT enter via 16th Street.

New this year: Pancake Breakfast!

The Knights of Columbus, Resurrection Council, will host a Pancake Breakfast in Fr. Zenk Hall at the Church of the Resurrection from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Come join us if you choose not to walk, or eat breakfast after you finish your run or walk.  There is a free will donation for the pancake breakfast, suggested donation $5 - $10 per person, net proceeds go to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for our poverty ministry.

Walkers/Runners: If you wish to register for this event to raise awareness and money as an event walker please click here.

        If you wish to pledge a donation to one of the event's walkers/runners please click here.

        If you wish to pledge a general donation to the event itself please click here.

Click here for the official web site for this event.

For more details on the Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run, please go to:  http://www.fopwalk.org/

For further information, please contact us at: fopwalk@svdp-rochmn.org