The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul was founded in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frederic Ozanam and a group of associates. They placed the Society under the patronage of Saint Vincent de Paul having been inspired by his spirituality and his practice of the virtues of: Simplicity, Humility, Gentleness, Selflessness, and Zeal.
Members of the Society are called Vincentians, and they follow The Rule which is universal throughout the Society. Vincentians serve those in need regardless of creed, ethnic or social background, health, gender or political opinions, while observing the utmost confidentiality, which is a critical principle of the ministry.
The Immaculate Conception Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul belongs to the Taunton District Council of the Diocese of Fall River. Requests for assistance usually come from people within the parish geography through the parish office at 508-238-3232. In keeping with the long tradition of the Society, a pair of Vincentians responds by making a home visit to those in need of assistance. The Conference members meet once a month at the Immaculate Conception Parish Center .
Funding for the Immaculate Conception Conference is provided by the parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church. Their offerings on every holy day are given to the Society by our Pastor. Donations are also received from the metal boxes located at the church entrances, as well as from individuals and groups throughout the year. All of these funds, without exception, are used to help those in need.