We are the Priests and Brothers of St. Vincent de Paul

We Serve the Poor and Marginalized in the Eastern United States and Panama

We Follow Jesus Christ, Evangelizer of the Poor

We Keep the Flame Missionary Fire of Charity Burning Brightly

Charity. Service. Mercy. Vincentian.



Sent to Evangelize the Poor

We follow the call of Jesus Christ to share the good news with the poor, marginalized and abandoned in society.

Together in the Mission

We serve in multiple missions, parishes, and universities in the eastern United States of America.

Patron of Charity

St. Vincent de Paul, patron saint of charity, founded the Congregation of the Mission 400 years ago in France.

A Rich Heritage

In 2017, the Congregation of the Mission, together with the other branches of the Vincentian family, celebrate 400 years of living our mission of evangelizing the poor with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the Eastern Province, our priests’ and brothers’ legacy of service extends over 200 years, and has spanned the United States, South America and Asia, with missions in China, Panama, and Bolivia.

Vibrant in Faith

The Congregation of the Mission’s Eastern Province serves Philadelphia, New York, and small cities and towns on the east coast of the United States and missions in Panama.

Embracing all Cultures and Peoples

We believe that each person was created by God to be loved and cherished. We celebrate the diversity of cultures, peoples and languages, and especially focus on ministry to the cultural minorities in the United States.  Together, we are a people of God united in mission, and believe that the saving Gospel message of Christ was meant for all.

A Timeless Faith

We follow Jesus Christ, evangelizer of the poor, and keep St. Vincent de Paul’s missionary fire of charity burning brightly in our ministerial and pastoral services to the poor, abandoned, and marginalized. In addition to providing spiritual care to those in our communities, we advocate for social justice, after the teachings of the Catholic Church.

We are Sent to Love and Serve the Poor

“The Vincentians I have met are joyful people. I heard a call that asked me to set aside time to look more closely at living a life of service to the poor centered on the love of Christ Jesus.”

Voices from Around the Province

Niagara University Lives Its Commitment To Vincentian Values

Niagara University seeks to embody the vision of St. Vincent de Paul in Scholarship, Teaching & Service. In particular, the Levesque Insititute for Civic Engagement sponsors the South End Housing Initiative.

Why Did Jesus Rebuke Peter In Front Of the Disciples?

Why did Jesus tell the crowds not to tell anyone about him? Why did he double down and tell his inner circle of disciples not to talk about him? Why did he even triple down with Peter, his Rock, who tried to warn him about talking about suffering? (Mk 8:27-35)

What the Pope Understands About the Abuse Crisis

Here. in his own words spoken to Jesuits, is what the Pope understands about the causes of the abuse and coverup…

Funeral Arrangements – Mrs. Mary McKay (Updated)

September 14, 2018 Please pray for the repose of the soul of : Mrs. Mary McKay sister of our deceased confrere, Fr. James Kelly, C.M.+ Mary died today. Funeral Arrangements Wake: Sunday, Sept. 16th @ 7-9 pm and Monday, Sept. 17th @ 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm Fairchild Funeral...

The Reason Behind a Historic 15 Million Dollar Gift

Although not an alumnus, a titan of the insurance industry recruited many of his leaders from SJU. He now make it possible for SJU to continue to fulfill its mission to provide excellent education for all people, especially those lacking economic, physical, or social advantages.

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