With a 180+ year past and a dynamic, multi-faceted present, there's much more to the St. Vincent de Paul Society than most people realize. 

Ozanam Orientation

The Ozanam Orientation is a day of presentations and discussions intended to introduce the Society to new members and to keep long-time Vincentians up to speed and invigorated.  Whether you've been a Vincentian for one month or ten years, you'll enjoy this day learning about our history, home visit basics, our Spirituality, our core values and goals, and Conference life.  You'll meet people from other Conferences and come away with a new enthusiasm for your vocation.

All new active members should attend an Orientation within one year of joining the Society, and all officers must attend before or soon after taking office. 

The Ozanam Orientation is offered every six to twelve months in southwest Washington. The next Orientation will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, at St. John the Evangelist parish in northeast Vancouver, at 8701 NE 119th St., Vancouver, WA 98662. For information or to register for this Orientation, please contact our office, 360-694-5388. 

Home Visit Training

From the Society's beginning, the central and most basic activity of Conferences has been the visitation of the needy in their homes, especially when they request assistance with their rent. Visiting them in their homes is the clearest symbol of our Vincentian charism, which dictates the highest respect for the dignity of the poor. It symbolizes our Vincentian  commitment to reach out to the needy, rather than require them to report to an outside service site.  

Our next Home Visit training program for Vincentians interested in growing in this ministry will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, at Holy Redeemer parish, 17010 NE 9th St., Vancouver WA. Please call our office at 360-694-5388 to register.