Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

Mission Statement:

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering, in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron St. Vincent de Paul.

As a reflection of the whole family of God, members (who are known as Vincentians), are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humilty and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.

We are organized to serve women, men and children who reside in the geographical boundaries of the Manheim Central School District, in strictest confidence. We witness to God’s Love by embracing all works of charity and justice.


The Society provides spiritual and material aid to those in need. Need assessment is determined by visiting the homes of those seeking help to understand the root cause of the need. The goal in addressing the cause is to return independence and self-esteem. The home visit is the Society’s hallmark ministry.


If you would like help from the Society or would like to volunteer to help, please call the parish office at 717-665-2465.

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