A Network of Support for Neighbors in Need

More than 864 members at 39 parish-based St. Vincent de Paul Conferences provide a network of support for people suffering from the effects of poverty, serving in a spirit of charity, humility, and friendship. 

This approach to volunteer service harkens back to the very beginning days of the international Society of St. Vincent de Paul in 1833, when founder Frederick Ozanam was a pioneer in leading others in service to the materially poor in Paris France, visiting families in their homes and offering food, coal for heat, and other support. What distinguished that service was the high level of respect and dignity extended to those being served. 

Today our parish conference members continue that tradition locally by providing food, utility and rent assistance, and other items of necessity to help neighbors in need in their local communities through difficult times, while also offering referrals to human services agencies and strategies and support to move out of poverty.

Through the tireless efforts of these volunteers, each year these volunteer groups provide over $997,973 in financial assistance, $652,069 in food assistance, and other support to more than 69,825 households regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity.  

 

For more information on starting a Parish Conference at your parish, or volunteering with an existing one, contact Amy Lamke at 410-662-0500, ext. 207.

List of Parish Conferences

 

Anne Arundel County


Holy Family
Davidsonville

Most Holy Redeemer @ St. Mary's
Annapolis

Our Lady of the Chesapeake 
Pasadena

Our Lady of Perpetual Help 
Edgewater

St. Andrew by the Bay 
Annapolis

St. Josephine Bakhita @ Christ the King
Glen Burnie

St. John - Severna Park 
Severna Park

 

Baltimore City

 
New All Saints
Gwynn Oak

St. Ambrose
Central Park Heights

St. Anthony of Padua/Most Precious Blood
Frankford

St. Cecilia/Immaculate Conception
Walbrook

St. Dominic 
Hamilton Hills

St. Francis Xavier
Oliver

St. Mary the Assumption
Homeland

St. Peter Claver/St. Pius V 
Sandtown-Winchester

Shrine of the Little Flower 
Belair-Edison

St. Veronica
Cherry Hill

 

Baltimore County


Holy Family
Randallstown

Immaculate Heart of Mary 
Towson

Sacred Heart
Glyndon

St. Clement
Rosedale

St. Isaac Jogues 
Parkville

St. Joseph - Fullerton
Perry Hall

St. Mark 
Catonsville

St. Michael the Archangel
Overlea

St. Rita 
Dundalk

St. Ursula
Parkville

 

Carroll County


St. John - Westminster 
Westminster

St. Joseph Catholic Community
Eldersburg

 

Frederick County


Our Lady Grace
Emmitsburg/Thurmont/Taneytown

St. John - Frederick 
Frederick

St. Teresa of Calcutta
Brunswick/Middletown

St. Timothy
Walkersville

 

Howard County


Church of the Resurrection
Ellicott City

Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Ellicott City

St. John - Columbia
Columbia

St. Paul - Ellicott City
Ellicott City

 

Washington County


St. Mary 
Hagerstown

St. Peter
Hancock

List of Parish Conferences

 

Anne Arundel County


Holy Family
Davidsonville


Most Holy Redeemer @ St. Mary's

Annapolis
 

Our Lady of the Chesapeake 
Pasadena
 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help 
Edgewater

 

St. Andrew by the Bay 
Annapolis

 

St. Josephine Bakhita @ Christ the King
Glen Burnie
 

St. John - Severna Park 
Severna Park

 

 

Baltimore City

 
New All Saints
Gwynn Oak 
 

St. Ambrose
Central Park Heights
 

St. Anthony of Padua/Most Precious Blood
Frankford
 

St. Cecilia/Immaculate Conception
Walbrook
 

St. Dominic 
Hamilton Hills
 

St. Francis Xavier
Oliver
 

St. Mary the Assumption
Homeland
 

St. Peter Claver/St. Pius V 
Sandtown-Winchester
 

Shrine of the Little Flower 
Belair-Edison
 

St. Veronica
Cherry Hill
 

 

Baltimore County


Holy Family
Randallstown 
 

Immaculate Heart of Mary 
Towson
 

Sacred Heart

Glyndon
 

St. Clement
Rosedale
 

St. Isaac Jogues 
Parkville
 

St. Joseph - Fullerton
Perry Hall

 

St. Mark 
Catonsville

 

St. Michael the Archangel
Overlea 

 

St. Rita 
Dundalk

 

St. Ursula
Parkville

 

 

Carroll County


St. John - Westminster 
Westminster
 

St. Joseph Catholic Community
Eldersburg
 

 

Frederick County


Our Lady Grace
Emmitsburg
 

St. John - Frederick 
Frederick
 

St. Teresa of Calcutta
Brunswick
 

St. Timothy
Walkersville
 

 

Howard County


Church of the Resurrection
Ellicott City
 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Ellicott City
 

St. John - Columbia
Columbia
 

St. Paul - Ellicott City
Ellicott City
 

 

Washington County


St. Mary 
Hagerstown

 

St. Peter
Hancock
 

Council Board

St. Rita's, Dundalk Parish Conference helping a client

Pauline Manalo, President

Cynthia Halloran, Secretary

Sr. Catherine Kelly, DC, Spiritual Advisor

John Schiavone, CEO

Amy Lamke, Conference Support Coordinator

Christine Barnes

Gracie Ferguson

Leslie Mansfield

Robert Pecor

Alan Pultyniewicz

Michael Yachera