St. Vincent de Paul Society

St. Michael Conference - Outreach Ministry

It is our mission to help all those in need who are registered parishioners as well as all in need within our Orland Park community regardless of religious preference.

  • We help provide food and shelter.
  • We work closely with St. Michael Service Ministry, St. Michael Youth, and Knights of Columbus.
  • We cooperate with community agencies (Orland Township, Catholic Charities, Police Department, Fire Department, and Lions) to give added support to our friends in need.
  • We are fortunate to have a food pantry next to the Narthex. Our parishioners, school children and Religious Education students are most generous in organizing food drives.
  • We provide and serve dinners to the homeless.
  • During holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter) we deliver special holiday food baskets.
  • Our parishioners are most generous with their monetary donations. We rely on these donations and serve approximately 40 families on an ongoing basis.
  • We have 2 donation boxes located in the Narthex and 1 at the north entrance door.
  • We have St. Vincent de Paul trucks in the parking lot Spring and Fall to collect clothing and small household items. These items then go to our store at 7010 W. 159th St., Orland Park. We can provide vouchers for store items, or merchandise can be purchased at a reasonable price. Donations are always welcomed and can be dropped off in the back of the store.
  • We participate in Disaster Relief in association with the St. Vincent de Paul Society world wide.

We have a phone line answered each day. If in need, please call at 708-349-0903 and ask to leave a message for St. Vincent de Paul.

For Spanish speaking, the number is 708-349-0903 ext. 506.

Consider Our Plea – We Need Your Help!

Dear Parishioners,

The St. Michael Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society has been continually blessed by your financial support over the years. Through your monetary gifts, food pantry and bundle weekend donations, we have been able to provide food, mortgage help, rent, utilities, health needs assistance, and address other concerns of the friends we visit. Follow-up visits, spiritual and moral support are always extended to those in need who call upon us for help. While our SVdP members are willing to rise up to every challenge, we are often limited in what we can offer.

At this time we are asking for another level of support from you, our St. Michael Parish community. So many of the friends we visit have long standing financial issues, budgeting needs, health concerns, and personal issues which need legal advice. Our hope is to find professionals who would be willing help us help others on a pro-bono basis. Many of our parishioners have knowledge and skills far beyond our abilities (e.g. Legal, accounting, health care, psychologists, mechanics, carpenters, plumbers, electricians).

Would you be willing to come forward to help us in our mission of serving others as Jesus did? If you would like to discuss this request with any of our members, please call our dedicated SVdP parish phone line (708) 349-0903 and leave a message. One of our St. Vincent de Paul members will contact you. We hope and pray that the Holy Spirit will guide you in making this important decision.

Thank you, in advance, for your consideration of our plea. All of our St. Michael Parish family continues to be in our prayers.

God bless you!

Our Outreach Ministries

Alcoholic Anonymous

If you think you have a problem with alcohol and have a desire to stop drinking, come to our AA meetings.

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The “How to go on After a Loved One Has Died” program is offered twice a year to people experiencing grief.

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Domestic Violence

We focus on awareness of the problem, resources for victims, and prevention of domestic violence.

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Grief Support

These groups give grieving persons an opportunity to talk about what they are struggling with in their grief.

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HOPE (Jobs Ministry)

Helpful outreach for people seeking employment through networking, speakers and open forums.

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Martha Ministry

This ministry offers support and meals brought home to those who have been ill or incapacitated for a while.

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Prayer Shawls

Talented parishioners (Hooks & Needles) share their love of crochet and knitting by making items with prayer.

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Knights of Columbus

Fraternal Service Organization Council #10858 dedicated to faith, community, family, youth and fellowship.

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St. Vincent de Paul

We help all those in need who are registered parishioners and within our Orland Park Community.

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Food Drives

Usually held in the summer when pantries are low or around Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

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Soup Kitchen

High School students prepare and serve lunch at the Shepherd’s Table – Soup Kitchen in Joliet.

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Appalachia Outreach

High School students spend a week of service in Appalachia in Charleston, West Virginia in June.

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Christmas Sharing Trees

As we approach the season of Christmas, we delight in our ability to bring joy to others through gift giving.

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Lenten Crosses

Paper Crosses with labels requesting items needed by members of our sharing parish and other local charities.

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We value and guard all human life from conception to natural death by participating in various Pro-Life events.

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A lifeline of hope and healing for struggling marriages through a three-phase program on weekends.

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SouthWest Interfaith Team

SWIFT promotes projects and dialogue among the Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious communities.

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Immigration Ministry

This Catholic Social Teaching Team serves a vital role towards fulfilling the mission to “welcome the stranger.”

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Pastoral Migratoria

This ministry invites immigrants to be engaged in service and justice actions in our parish community.

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Ongoing and Upcoming Events