St. Vincent dePaul
Society of St. Vincent dePaul
Divine Mercy Conference
617 3rd Avenue NW
Faribault, MN 55021
St. Vincent dePaul Office: 507-334-2100
Open Mon, Wed, Fri
The Vocation of the Society’s members, who are called Vincentians, is to follow Christ through service to those in need and so bear witness to His compassionate and liberating love. Members show their commitment through person-to-person contact. Vincentians serve in hope.
Thanks to all of our Partners in Ministry who have helped us serve those in need in Rice County. Over the past years, your overwhelming generosity has enabled the St. Vincent de Paul Center to provide free food, clothing, furniture, and financial aid to our sisters and brothers in need during difficult times. We are run entirely by volunteers, many of whom donate 20 or more hours a week. Join us in this humbling and rewarding ministry. Donations are always welcome. Please contact us at 334-2100 for more information.
Produce days are from 1:00-3:00 every Monday, Wednesday, and on the 1st, 3rd & 5th Friday of each month. Breads, desserts, dairy products, fruits, & vegetables are typically available. Produce is also included on Pantry Days.
Pantry Days are regularly scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 1:00-3:00 pm. Occasionally we need to move Pantry Days to the 1st and 3rd Fridays to accommodate Holy Days and holidays.
Canned vegetables, canned meats, dry beans or rice, cereals, pasta, cooking oil, flour, sugar, juices, dairy, & frozen meat available. Registrants are welcome to Pantry Day once each month.
Registration is open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday between the hours of 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-3:00. Registrations on Pantry Day will be between 9:00-11:00.
Clothing, shoes, bedding, blankets, kitchenware, and miscellaneous household items are available from 9:00-11:00 every Monday, Wednesday, & 1st, 3rd, & 5th Friday of each month. (The Free Store will not be open on Pantry Days.)
St. Vincent de Paul has no paid staff and accepts volunteers for many tasks. Please consider sharing your time and talents. Call the Center at 334-2100 for more information.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul adheres to a group of core values.
These are principles central to our creed and ministry.
• In the dignity of the human person
• In the identification of Jesus with the poor
• In the preferential option for the poor
• That Jesus is the Evangelizer and Servant of the poor
• That growth in intimacy with Jesus is a lifelong process
• That poverty of spirit is the primary beatitude
• That our primary concern is charity and justice
• That prayer is essential: personal and communal
• In the virtue of humility: personal and corporate
• In the virtue of charity, inside and outside the Society
• In Divine Providence
• In Friendship
• In Community
• In Simplicity
The St. Vincent de Paul Center is closed to the Public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
St. Vincent's greatly appreciates monetary donations as well as donations of food, clothing, bedding (sheets, blankets, etc.) and kitchenware. Items may be dropped off at the Center between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, excluding Pantry Days.
Please make checks out to St. Vincent de Paul. These can be dropped off at the Center or mailed to St. Vincent de Paul, 617 3rd Ave. NW, Faribault, MN 55021.
Prayer to St. Vincent de Paul
Noble Saint Vincent de Paul,
beloved servant of the poor,
may we follow your example and do good works among those whom society has abandoned, enslaved, or forgotten.
Inspire us to feed the hungry, to love a child,
to provide comfort and medicine to the sick,
to clothe those whose garments are threadbare, and to offer hope and our Lord's words to all who need respite.
Pray for us to our beloved God
that we may commit ourselves selflessly to doing the same charitable acts that you did all your life, and intercede with Him that we may have the favor of His guidance and strength and love upon this important and meaningful work.
The following is a summary of aid provided to the Greater Faribault Community for the 2017-2018 fiscal year:
FOOD – 529,464 pounds distributed to
CLOTHING & BEDDING – 13,563 items
distributed to local families