Parish Units or Conferences


The St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Society is a world wide organization founded by Frederick Ozanam in Paris, France, in 1833. Ozanam was a 20 year old man inspired by the principles of St. Vincent de Paul in the early 1600’s. St. Vincent de Paul vowed his life to serving the poor with humble service.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society work is a quiet, behind the scenes non-profit organization (501 C-3). The work performed by the lay people of the society are referred to as Vincentians. the Vincentians visit and help the sick, poor, and needy with counseling, vouchers and spiritual guidance. Monies generated by the store operations go toward medical, housing, clothing, personal needs and organizations serving our common goal.

St. Vincent de Paul of Ozaukee County

There are five conferences in the Ozaukee County council.

  • St. Joseph – Grafton - website
  • St. Francis Borgia – Cedarburg - website
  • S. John XXIII – Port Washington/Saukville - website
  • Lumen Christi – Mequon/Thiensville - website
  • Divine Savior –  Lake Church, Fredonia, Belgium - website


St. Vincent de Paul Society - USA - The SVDP USA website.

St. Vincent de Paul Society - Global - SVDP global site (multilingual)