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St. Vincent de Paul



The Sacred Heart of Jesus Conference



History of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

      In 1833, in Paris, France; with the help of six others, Frederic Ozanam created the "Conference of Charity," only to be changed shortly after to "The St. Vincent de Paul Society" in honor of Saint Vincent de Paul their patron. The society was comprised of laity who provided assistance to the poor and suffering in the city of Paris.
      The Saint Vincent de Paul Society established its first conference in the United States in 1845 in St. Louis , Missouri.
      Today, St. Vincent de Paul Society is in over 140 countries, 5 continents, In the United States there are over 4,433 conferences, with 64,300 active Vincentians, and over 875,000 Vincentians worldwide
The Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Lewistown, PA established its first conference in August of 1999. The Conference has been very active in the Mifflin/Juniata counties since its beginning.
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Frederic Ozanam                                                             St. Vincent de Paul


Sacred Heart of Jesus Council

Mission Statement: An all-volunteer Roman Catholic organization helping those who are in need, in the spirit of charity and justice.

Members of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Conference meet monthly to discuss financial needs, upcoming events such as our Monthly Meals (every 3rd Saturday of the Month), discuss the types of assistance given in the last month to insure we are helping as many as possible, also fundraising efforts, and planning for the future.

Interested in in joining an organization that seeks to:

  • Aid the most vulnerable individuals
  • Grow spiritually through a gift of self to others, while fulfilling the two great commandments: Love of God and Love of neighbor.

‚ÄčThe  Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is where you belong. Inquire about becoming a member today and remember: "In coming closer to the needy, you are coming closer to God."

For more information, please contact the St, Vincent de Paul office at 3 W. Monument Square, Suite 203, Lewistown, PA at (717) 363-4812.

Need assistance, and don't know where to turn?

St. Vincent de Paul can help with providing assistance with food, medicine, eviction notices, utility shut off notices, transportation and is able to direct you to other local agencies for any additional assistance that is required. In addition, the Society distributes food baskets for Christmas and offers a free community meal and bingo game during the spring, fall and winter months.

Applications for assistance are taken at the St, Vincent de Paul office at 3 W. Monument Square, Suite 203, Lewistown, PA. Call for an appointment today (717) 363-4812. The Society reviews application on a case -by- case basis.

Office Hours for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are:
                  Tuesday:             10 am - 11:45 am
                  Friday:                  1 pm -   3 pm


7/2020 Update:

We at St Vincent dePaul hope that you are well and staying safe in this pandemic.  We know that some of you are scared and are struggling to make ends meet.  We have seen a large influx of new people coming to us for help.  In the past few months, our food card requests have nearly doubled.  We ask that you all remember those less fortunate in your prayers.

In addition we ask for prayers for our Cancer patient Kelly, age 19,  who is once again fighting a courageous battle.  Just six months after finishing treatments, the cancer has now surfaced in her shoulder.  We are hoping that chemo will work to help heal her.  She is very much in need of our financial help as well.  She is now being treated at UPMC in Pittsburgh.  Her weekly trips and medical bills are astronomical.

As we try to meet the needs of so many we remember a quote from Mother Teresa - "Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted.

Let us not be ashamed or slow to do this humble work".

If you can help please reach out to us at  or call the office at (717) 363-4812.