An Open Door to Hope

History of St. Vincent de Paul - St. Patrick Conference

St. Vincent de Paul – St. Patrick Conference in Pasco, Washington began with a small group of Catholic men that met monthly in the basement of the Rectory at St. Patrick Catholic Church.  They volunteered their time to perform charitable works during the mid-fifties and served 12 to 15 families every week in a variety of ways.

On April 1, 1960, the Articles of Incorporation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – St. Patrick Conference of Pasco were filed and recorded in the Office of the Secretary of State of Washington.  And, they were officially recognized by The International Office of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Paris, France after providing evidence that they met requirements to gain membership in the Society.  A Letter of Aggregation was issued to them December 19, 1962.  We are also registered with the State as a Charitable Organization (Registration Number 32001).

Membership includes between 65 and 85 men and women Vincentian volunteers that serve thousands of families during the year.  Officers and Active Members meet twice a month and strive to grow spiritually while serving an average of 655 struggling families on a weekly basis.

With the City of Pasco’s acquisition of our property for the Lewis Street overpass project, we have purchased property for a new facility to be built at 215 S 6th Ave (between 5th and 6th, one block south of W Columbia St) in Pasco and plan to occupy the new facility by January of 2014.  With this newly designed building, we will be able to meet the ever-growing needs of our community.

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