SVdP Formation Events and Workshops

St. Louis Archdiocesan Council – Featured Events

Featured Council Events

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Ozanam Orientation

The Ozanam Orientation is a foundational offering for all Vincentians covering the spirituality, purpose, history, approach, and structure of the Society. New Vincentians are expected to attend an Ozanam Orientation within their first year in the Society.

Upcoming Ozanams

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Vincentian Wisdom Series

The Vincentian Wisdom Series are one hour webinars that draw from the guiding documents and traditions of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the practical wisdom of experienced Vincentians to help Vincentians grow in wisdom in their service of charity. There are rotating topics that cover all aspects of the Vincentian Vocation and Mission. The topics are based on requests from Vincentians and are aimed to make conferences grow in vitality and as agents of Vincentian care for our Neighbors.

Upcoming Vincentian Wisdom Series

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Home Visit Workshops

The Home Visit workshop is a foundational offering open to all Vincentians, building on the brief home visit section in the Ozanam Orientation. This introductory session, created specifically for St. Louis area Vincentians, covers home visit basics, the spirituality of the home visit, the why of the home visit, the how of the home visit, and self-care.

Upcoming Home Visit Formation

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    Pregnancy Care Partnership

    This partnership ensures pregnant women have the support they need during and after their pregnancy. SVdP is seeking Conferences willing to provide support and friendship to these women and their children.  For more information, contact Julie Komanetsky at [email protected].

    Pregnancy Care Zoom: For Conferences who are working with a pregnant woman, join us on the third Wednesday of each month to learn more about the partnership and work being done by Vincentians.  

    • Every Third Wednesday from 1 – 2 p.m.

    Upcoming Pregnancy Care Zoom Sessions

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    Rosary for the Society

    Upcoming Rosary Zoom Sessions

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    Treasurer and CAR Formation

    In these events we cover the role of the Treasurer (from Rule, Manual, and Treasurer Handbook), provide an overview of the CAR process, allow time to connect with other Treasurers and Conference leaders, and answer questions. This training is open to Treasurers, Presidents, and other Officers who contribute to the CAR or work with conference finances.

    Upcoming Treasurer and CAR Formation

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    Spiritual Advisor Formation

    The Spiritual Advisor within the Society of St. Vincent de Paul holds a key role in helping Vincentians to achieve their primary purpose within the Society: growth in holiness.

    From the beginning, the Spiritual Advisor has assumed
    responsibility for the spiritual growth and development of
    each member as well as the group as a whole (from Spiritual Advisor Handbook).

    Spiritual Advisor Formation events are opportunities for Spiritual Advisors to network, grow in their vocation, and contribute to the building up of the vocation of Vincentians and the spiritual life of Conferences.

    Upcoming Spiritual Advisor Formation

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    Special Masses

    Parish-based Conferences offer Mass on five occasions annually for the following intentions:

    1. Four intentions of the Society:
      • The Church
      • The sovereign Pontiff
      • The United States of America
      • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
    2. Deceased Conference Members
    3.  The deceased poor
    4. The sick and troubled who seek divine help and cure through the intercession of Bl. Frédéric Ozanam
    5. The canonization of Bl. Frédéric Ozanam

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