About the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 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 Frédéric 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, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.

Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ. Like that of its founder, Frédéric Ozanam, the vision of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul "is to embrace the world in a network of charity.”

For more information visit: www.svdpusa.org

About the Magdalen SVdP Conference

Although an SVdP Conference has existed at Magdalen for many years, the conference was rejuvenated in November 2015.  We are a lively, fun and faith-filled group of parishioners who come together twice a month for prayer, reflection, fellowship and to administer a range of ministries:

  • Responding personally to requests for assistance from the needy and suffering of all faiths and none within and beyond our parish boundary – this is our core Vincentian ministry
  • Co-ordinating Church of the Magdalen’s participation in the Wichita Diocese Meals on Wheels program
  • Administering the Sacred Heart Home Enthronement program
  • Organizing the weekend backpack food program for food insecure students in our school
  • Undertaking regular visits to local nursing homes to engage in prayer and fellowship with residents
  • Delivering food donations to God’s Food Pantry

We meet at the Church of the Magdalen on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 7pm.  Meetings usually last no longer than one hour.  Newcomers are most welcome.

For more information, contact our Magdalen Conference President, Geoff Stalker, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone him on (316) 210-4811.