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Our Ministries

Ministry is the bridge that connects the Gospel to the needs of God's people. Through ministry we share with others a glimpse of Jesus. The ministry of a Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is to bring concrete aid and the comfort of the Gospel to those who are poor and suffering. This loving service, in turn, brings each member closer to God. This ministry witnesses to the world that Christ and his Gospel message are alive today and being preached through action at the local level.


Works on behalf of our brothers and sisters who are poor are the most vivid expression of Christ's presence in the world. Such works Jesus willed to be signs of his messianic mission in the world.

Neighbor aid

We provide urgently needed temporary rental assistance, utilities assistance, and food to those in need in the Davis vicinity. Vincentians respond to calls to our helpline (530-979-4338) Monday-Friday.


Friends of the Poor
  Walk a mile in my shoes

The Friends of the Poor walk is a national event coordinated by the Development Team at the National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent

de Paul. All proceeds go to help our neighbors that call in to the helpline.


Dry Goods Drive

Dry goods donated by St. James parishioners are distributed to our neighbors in need.

Christmas in July

Christmas in July provides the parishioners of St. James Catholic Church an opportunity to help us provide food, gas and clothing for our neighbors in need. Stars are replaced by gift cards purchased by St. James parishioners.



Maryhouse, a program of Loaves & Fishes, is a daytime hospitality shelter for women and families experiencing homelessness in Sacramento, CA. St. James Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Vincentians volunteer the first Monday of every month to cook breakfast for families in need.

Soup night following Stations of the Cross during Lent

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Vincentians participate as Readers for Friday Stations of the Cross during Lent. Stations of the Cross are followed by Soup Night in the main hall at St. James with homemade soups offered by Vincentians.

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