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. We follow in the tradition of our founder, Blessed Frederic 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.
The Waukesha County Council, of which the St. Anthony Conference is a part, operates thrift stores in Waukesha and Oconomowoc for the sale of household goods and clothing. Stores are stocked with donated items from throughout the Waukesha County area. St. Vincent de Paul activities at St. Anthony are supported by contributions received from within the Parish. There are donation boxes at all church entrances.
Ken Paukner, President
Larry Claas, Secretary
Julie Franzowiak, Treasurer
If you are in need of assistance or would like to contact the Society, please call the Parish Office at (262) 251-5910.