St. Vincent de Paul Society



In keeping with its Vincentian tradition, St. John’s University offers students opportunities that expand upon classroom learning and promote social justice. St. John’s seeks to instill in its students a deep concern for the rights and dignity of the human person, especially the poor. The St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP), an international organization of lay persons, provides this opportunity. At the collegiate level, SVDP focuses on both direct and indirect service to help SJU students and those they serve grow in faith. We highlight the need to apply Vincentian virtues to serve well and to respond to the question, "What must be done?" Additionally, service reflection keeps our members focused on the University’s Catholic and Vincentian mission. 

One of the goals of the St. John’s chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is to provide direct and indirect service along with education, prayer, and reflection. Students in the society participate in a variety of service experiences, in collaboration with the University’s Vincentian Mission Certificate program and the Long Island chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Contact Us

Sister Patricia Evanick DC
Campus Ministry Marillac Hall, Room 239

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