The St. Albert the Great Conference has 20 Vincentians who work together to respond to emergencies throughout the Greater Louisville area. They work in partnership with community ministries in economically stressed areas to augment their work. “Our goal is to help those in most need throughout Louisville,” explains Vincentian Conference President LuAnn West.
The St. Albert the Great Conference has 6 Vincentians who answer the calls that come to the conference. Help provided can be for anything from utilities to car repair, to support in finding help for more personal crises. “Sometimes a person needs more than economic support, and we try to be there for them,” says LuAnn.
In addition to providing help to those in need, being a Vincentian gives one time to grow spiritually through meetings that open and end with prayer and include spiritual meditation and through the work of service itself.
The Conference has two groups of Vincentians who work in the Open Hand Kitchen. Another two are dedicated to working in the Food Pantry. The Vincentians are also active in parish life, serving the parish community both spiritually and through good works. Being a Vincentian is an extension of one’s faith. LuAnn explains, “service and mission are vital in my faith. Being a Vincentian was a way for me to better live my faith.”
When asked why one might consider being a Vincentian, LuAnn explains, “our purpose in life is to help our brothers and sisters in need both economically and spiritually. Being a Vincentian allows us to do just that. And in doing Christ’s work, we become stronger spiritually.”
We want to thank the St. Albert the Great Conference for their service throughout the Louisville community. They are a blessing.
Gift for the Food Pantry
We want to thank St. Albert the Great Parish for their incredible generosity towards St. Vincent de Paul Louisville’s Food Pantry. The parish raised money for food pantries throughout Louisville.
St. Vincent de Paul received $20,000 from St. Albert the Great to help support those who have found themselves in need of groceries. We are so grateful for the parish’s generosity to those in need in the Louisville community.