About St. Vincent de Paul Santa Cruz County
Our motto at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul comes from the command of Jesus found in the Gospel:
- "I was hungry and you gave me food; thirsty and you gave me drink; a stranger and you welcomed me; naked and you clothed me; sick and you cared for me; in prison and you visited me." (Matt 25: 35-36)
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization of Santa Cruz County, leads, supports and guides people to join together to serve the needy and to grow spiritually, in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and its patron, St. Vincent de Paul. The Society's goals are:
- To better serve the needy by supporting the development and growth of St. Vincent de Paul Conferences (parish groups) in Santa Cruz County
- To support and/or enhance our service to the needy by undertaking activities which are guided by Catholic social teaching.
- To facilitate the work of Conferences by maintaining and developing supportive organizational structures.