SVdP Formation Events and Workshops

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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Home Visit 101 and 201

Home Visit 101, a foundational offering open to all Vincentians, builds 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.

Home Visit 201 builds on Home Visit 101. After a brief 101 review, 201 included more in-depth information on the home visit approach, a home visit simulation, and details about Council programs and paperwork. It is highly recommended that Vincentians attend the Home Visit 101 first.

Upcoming Home Visit Formation

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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/CAR Trainings

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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 Events

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Vincentian Wisdom Series

Coming soon!

Upcoming Vincentian Wisdom Series

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St. Louis Archdiocesan Council Spring Assembly

Stay tuned for information for the 2023 Spring Assembly!

It will be a wonderful day of Vincentian friendship, spiritual growth, and inspiration—All In-Person!

Spring Assembly Registration

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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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