Conferences & Vincentians

The St. Vincent de Paul Society utilizes a network of 18 Conferences in St. Joseph County to help fulfill our mission. This person-to-person service is critical to expanding our reach and serving our neighbors in need.

The Purpose of a Conference

The basic mission of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is to love God and to love our neighbors. This is primarily done through a network of 18 St. Vincent de Paul Conferences in St. Joseph County, Indiana.

 

Most conferences are associated with a Catholic parish or school, and every conference involves a small group of members—Vincentians—who are dedicated to meeting the needs of our neighbors.

Vincentians go two-by-two into the homes of our neighbors in need—to listen, to learn, to provide emergency assistance such as food or clothing, and to educate our neighbors about other programs the Society offers. These Home Visits are what make the Society unique, and it is through these Home Visits that Vincentians exercise their faith and grow in their spirituality.

Becoming a Vincentian

Vincentians represent all ages, races, and incomes. Anyone who is willing to lend a hand is welcome to become a Vincentian. Whether you are able to serve daily, weekly, or monthly, your help is needed.

While Vincentians are not usually professionally trained social workers, we are dedicated to educating Vincentians through Ozanam Orientation. Ozanam Orientation is designed to introduce new members to the mission of the Society and to educate members on Home Visits.

If you have a desire to grow spiritually and to serve your neighbors in need, we invite you to join a Conference at a parish near you.

Our Conferences

Holy Cross Church

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Holy Cross Church

Holy Cross Church

1050 Wilber St.
South Bend, IN 46628


Conference President - Ted Wasielewski

Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Holy Family Church

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Holy Family Church

Holy Family Church

56405 Mayflower Road

South Bend, IN 46619


Conference President - Kurt Schweitzer

 

Meetings are held on the 1st Sunday of each month after the 9:00am Mass in the rectory basement meeting room.​

Our Lady of Hungary Church

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Our Lady of Hungary Church

Our Lady of Hungary Church

829 W. Calvert St.
South Bend, IN 46613


Conference President - TJ Papp

Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Queen of Peace Church

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Queen of Peace

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Queen of Peace

4508 Vistula Road

Mishawaka IN 46544 


President - Sue Daly

Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Sacred Heart Basilica

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Sacred Heart Basilica (ND)

Sacred Heart Parish

104 Sacred Heart Parish Center

Notre Dame, IN 46556


Conference President - Paul Thornton

Meetings are held quarterly on the first Saturday in the months of February, May, August & November. Meetings begin at 10:00. 

St. Adalbert Church

St. Adalbert Church

2505 W. Grace Street
South Bend, Indiana


Conference President - Dave Thomas

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St. Adalbert Church

St. Anthony Church

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St. Anthony Church

St. Anthony Church

2114 E. Jefferson Blvd.
South Bend, IN  46617


Conference President - Mary Froning

Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

St. Augustine Church

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St. Augustine Church

St. Augustine Church

1501 W. Washington St.

South Bend, IN 46628


Conference President  - Annie Tardy

St. Joseph Mishawaka Church

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St. Joseph Church

St. Joseph Mishawaka

225 South Mill Street
Mishawaka, IN 46544


Conference President - Ben Hurst
 

Meetings 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7:00pm until 8:00pm in the convent meeting room.

St. Joseph South Bend Church

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St. Joseph South Bend

226 N. Hill St.

South Bend, Indiana 46617


Conference President - John Boughton

Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

St. Jude Church

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St. Jude Church

St. Jude Church

19704 Johnson Road

South Bend, IN 46614


Conference President - John Reust

​Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month.

St. Matthew Cathedral

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St. Matthew Cathedral

1701 Miami Street
South Bend, IN 46613


Conference President - Charles Dettmer

Meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

St. Monica Church

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St. Monica Church

St. Monica Church

222 W. Mishawaka Ave.
Mishawaka, IN 46545


Conference President  - Leo Priemer

St. Pius X Church

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St. Pius X Church

St. Pius X Church

52553 Fir Road

Granger, IN 46530 


Conference President – Dan Florin
 

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm.

St. Vincen de Paul Elkhart Church

St. Vincent/St. Thomas the Apostle Elkhart

1108 S Main St,

Elkhart, IN 46516


Conference President - Don Locke 
 

Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

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St. Vincent de Paul Church Elkhart