St. Vincent de Paul

“No act of Charity is foreign to this Society.”
Frédéric Ozanam

The St. Peter Parish Conference of St. Vincent de Paul provides practical financial assistance with utilitity bills as well as referral, spiritual support and information to low-income neighbors through home visits. Our goal is that everone who call us for help shall be visited in their own homes by a  Vincentian team of two. We meet once a month to pray and share insights gained from current cases. This ministry is open to all volunteers over the age of 18 and current volunteers range in age from young adults to those in their 70s. We have a list of people you can contact for more information and/or to volunteer.

The Society is guided by the principals of its founder, Frédéric Ozanam, and the teachings of its patron, St. Vincent de Paul. Vincentian volunteers seek to promote the dignity of the person, alleviate suffering, and diminish distress, all while working to correct the conditions that cause them.

The heart of the Society’s operations in King County is its conference volunteers. Through its conferences and other volunteer activities, the Society was able to assist more than 56,000 people who were experiencing various emergencies and needed food, shelter, clothing, utilities or rental assistance, furniture and/or medical or other critically needed aid over the past year. St. Vincent de Paul also runs thrift stores, which sell donated items to support the outreach work of the Society. Click here to visit the Council of Seattle/King County website, where you can find a list of accepted items and a directory of stores or call 206-767-9975 to arrange for pick up.

The Conference at St. Peter Parish is able to provide financial assistance to those in need based on the monies donated at the monthly collection, which takes place at all of the Masses on the fourth Sunday of each month. Please consider donating at one of these Masses. You can also donate directly to St. Vincent de Paul by clicking here.

If you are looking for assistance from St. Vincent de Paul, please call 206-767-6449

Knights of Columbus - St. Peter Council 16690

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to 15,342 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

Please visit our Knights of Columbus - St. Peter Council #16690 webpages for more information.


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