St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Pius X Parish
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
(902) 894-8380

Saint Vincent De Paul, Roman Catholic Priest, (born April 24, 1581, Pouy, now Saint Vincent de Paul, Fr.—died September 27, 1660, Paris; canonized 1737; feast day September 27), French saint, founder of the Congregation of the Mission (Lazarists, or Vincentians) for preaching missions to the peasantry and for educating and training a pastoral clergy.
Educated by the Franciscans at Dax, France, he was ordained in 1600 and graduated from the University of Toulouse in 1604. He was allegedly captured at sea by Barbary pirates but escaped. He spent a year in Rome, then went to Paris, where he remained permanently. He placed himself under the spiritual guidance of the celebrated Cardinal Pierre de Bérulle, who entrusted him with the parish of Clichy, France.
After founding the Congregation of the Mission in 1625, Vincent de Paul established in and around Paris the Confraternities of Charity—associations of laywomen who visited, fed, and nursed the sick poor. The wealth of these women, many of noble family, aided him in establishing the foundling and other hospitals. With St. Louise de Marillac he co-founded the Daughters of Charity (Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul), an association patterned after the Confraternities of Charity.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps people

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (acronym SSVP) is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.

The Mission of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul implies that as Vincentians, we see Christ in anyone who suffers; come together as a family; have personal contact with the poor; and help in all possible ways.

The Logo:
serviens in speThe Fish is the symbol of Christianity and, in this case, represents the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. The eye of the fish is the vigilant eye of God seeking to help the poor in our midst.
The crossing at the tail or the tie-knot represents unity and oneness among members and also the union with the poor. The circle bounding the logo signifies the global or worldwide stature of the SSVP, an international Society.
The words, serviens in spe mean to serve in hope, the hope that comes from our Lord Jesus Christ.

At St. Pius X Parish, our basic mission is to serve ALL the poor; making no distinctions for creed, ethnic or social background, health, gender or political opinions. Anyone requiring assistance should contact the Parish Office at (902)894-8380. The call will be passed on to a Society member who will then call them back. All calls are confidential.

St. Pius X St Vincent de Paul is a registered charity and receipts are provided (on request) for all donations over $10.00 for income tax purposes.

For more information about how we can help, or to join our ministry, please contact the Parish Office at: (902)894-8380 or