The St. Margaret of Scotland Conference of St. Vincent de Paul
For more than 100 years, St. Margaret of Scotland parishioners have emulated their Patron Saint by responding to the needs of the Poor. The Conference of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Margaret of Scotland parish is a group of dedicated women and men who have come together, formed a local Conference, and continue to reach out to those Neighbors in Need who live within our parish boundaries.
Through personal contact with those in need, the conference responds to the stated and verified needs of its Neighbors by utilizing good principles of Stewardship as we assist those who need our help avoiding evictions, face utility disconnections, face unemployment because of inadequate transportation, suffer from disasters, and need various types of assistance to regain a steady footing in life.
Within our Conference, you will find various opportunities for volunteering as we respond to the needs of God’s Poor. Some of those opportunities have been narrowed because of the Pandemic, but the Conference is always open to new ideas and suggestions to further develop their Mission.
In light of the paragraph above, it’s 2023 – a new year, new beginnings, new hopes; new dreams and probably new promises to do and be more than you were in 2022! Come join us as, together, we talk about the Conference and its Mission and what the SVdP Conference at St. Margaret of Scotland will look like in the not-too-distant future.
2022 was designated as a planning year! The questions that will guide our focus are:
- Who will lead the Conference?
- What will the Conference look like as it structures itself for the future?
- Will the Conference have to adapt to the changing lifestyles of its members and what will those adaptations look like?
- How should the Conference work together with other parish and non-parish organizations to better respond to the needs of our Neighbors?
Come join us! Have a suggestion or just an idea that needs to be developed? Bring it on! We’d love to hear from you and develop a better and more efficient response to Christ’s call to take care of the Poor, for they will always be with us.a