Society of Saint Vincent de Paul - Mother Teresa Conference
Who We Are:
We are the Rogers, AR Conference (chapter) of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, an international lay Catholic organization dedicated to helping those in need. We are based at St. Vincent de Paul parish. We began our work with those in need in Rogers and Lowell in 2003.
What We Do:
Members of our conference visit families in their homes who are in need of emergency financial assistance. Home visits are done in a spirit of friendship, respect, and empathy, and members always go in pairs.
The conference meets twice monthly, on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, at the church. Meetings provide members an opportunity for spiritual reflection, prayer, and mutual support in our work.
About Our Name:
Most Society of St. Vincent de Paul conferences choose the name of their parish as their conference name. We were unable to follow this tradition since our parish was already named “St. Vincent de Paul.” Being inspired by Saint Teresa of Calcutta's work with the poor, we chose to name ourselves "Mother Teresa Conference."
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry was operated by the conference for over 18 years, with the help of many dedicated volunteers. Since 2022 we have partnered with Northwest Arkansas Food Bank to continue feeding our community through Feed Rogers.
"The primary role of the Vincentian is not to pay the bills, furnish groceries, or clothe someone. The role of the Vincentian is to provide loving and compassionate interest in individuals. If that interest calls for food, clothing or other assistance, so be it. However, it is in the loving where contact with Christ emerges. That contact with Christ is what separates the Society of St. Vincent de Paul from just another social agency."
Blessed Frederic Ozanam
Need Assistance? (479) 616-1242
Thank you St. Vincent de Paul parishioners for your gifts of money and food.
It is only through your ongoing generosity that we are able to reach out to those less fortunate in our local community!