With the St. Vincent de Paul Society – charity and justice go together. Members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are not trained as social workers, as our mission is to bring the good news of Jesus to the poor. We do that by first taking care of their physical needs whether that is food, rent or clothing, but also by helping them seek a remedy for an unjust situation.

There are 16 conferences in the Jacksonville District Council that covers geographical areas of the Diocese of Saint Augustine through parishes. The St. Vincent de Paul Society serves the needy through the parish conferences.

President

Bart O’Leary
507 Irish Rose Road
St. Augustine, FL 32092
(904) 631-7092
bart.oleary@comcast.net

Diocesan Moderator and Spiritual Advisor

Father Joseph McDonnell
c/o St. John the Evangelist
P.O. Box 863
Chiefland, FL 32644-0863
(352) 493-1561
Fax: (352) 493-9258
frjoemcd@hotmail.com

Assistant Diocesan Moderator and Spiritual Advisor

Father Francesco Iacona, CMF
paceallegria@yahoo.com


Jacksonville District Council Conferences

Parish Contacts

Assumption Conference – Inactive

St. Denis Conference (Blessed Trinity Parish)

Bob Foley., President
10472 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32246
(904) 996-8380
bobfoley53@gmail.com
Hours: Sat. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (Food Pantry)
Services: Assistance with rent and utilities and provides food.
Areas served: Parish boundaries.

Christ the King Conference

Chris Bodin, President
742 Arlington Road
Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 674-6378
christopher.bodin@gmail.com
Hours: 24 hours through voicemail
Services: Assistance with rent and utilities and provides food and bus passes.
Areas served: Parish boundaries.

Holy Cross Conference

Dennis O’Toole, President
2090 SW Highway 19
Cross City, FL 32628
(352) 210-6807
hatchbend1039@gmail.com
Hours: As required
Services: Limited financial assistance and provides limited food, clothing and household items.
Areas served: Parish/Dixie County

Holy Family Conference

Ken Young, President
9800 Baymeadows Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 641-5838
knlmyoung@aol.com
Hours: 24-hour voicemail
Services: Assistance with rent and utilities and provides food.
Areas served: Parish

Holy Spirit Conference

Fred Madeja, President
1665 S. Caroline Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225
(904) 312-3242
nmadeja@comcast.net
Hours: 24 hours through voicemail
Services: Assistance with rent, utilities and provides food and clothing
Areas served: Parish

Sacred Heart Conference

Rick Guethle, President
(904) 771-2949
rickguethle@yahoo.com
Hours: 9 a.m.-Noon (Mon-., Tues. & Thurs.), Sat. Food Pantry
Services: Assistance with rent and utilities and provides food and clothing.
Areas served: Parish

St. Augustine Conference

Laura Pierle, President
19 McMillan St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
svdpstaugustine@gmail.com
Client Services:  (904) 217-8097       Hours: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. (Mon.-Fri)
Thrift Store:  (904) 824-3333    Hours:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Mon – Sat)
Services: Provides assistance with rent & utilities, clothing, household items & furniture.
Thrift Store will pick up & deliver household items & furniture donated or purchased.
Areas served: St. Johns County

St. Catherine of Siena Conference

Ken Plato, President
1649 Kingsley Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073
(904) 264-0577
stcathsvdp@yahoo.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
Services: Assistance with rent and utilities and provides food and clothing.
Areas served: Parish

St. John the Baptist Conference

Margarita Hunt, President
2725 Hwy. 17, Box 908
Crescent City, FL 32112
(386) 698-2055
Hours: 9:00 a.m to noon (Thursdays)
Services: Provides food, clothing, furniture and assistance with utilities.
Areas served: Parish and South Putnam County

St. John the Evangelist Conference

Ron Colman, President
4050 NW Highway 27 Alternate South
Chiefland, FL 32626
(352) 493-9723
koolman@centurylink.net
Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Thurs.)
Services: Limited financial assistance and provides limited food, clothing and household items.
Areas served: Parish/Dixie County

St. John Conference

Bud Surratt, President
111 N. Francis Street
Interlachen, FL 32148
(386) 684-2797
budsurratt@hotmail.com
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Tues., Thurs., Fri. & Sat.)
Services: Assistance with rent and utilities and provides food, clothing, household items and furniture. Will pick-up and deliver furniture donations and purchases.
Areas served: West Putnam County

St. Mary Magdalene Conference (Resurrection Parish)

Joan Smithey, Vice President
3383 University Blvd. North
Jacksonville, FL 32277
(904) 744-0833, ext. 23
jssmithey55@aol.com
Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
Services: Assistance with rent and utilities and provides food.
Areas served: Parish and Arlington area for zip codes: 32277

St. Matthew Conference

Mark Stone, President
1773 Blanding Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(904) 388-7008
ccronrugs@aol.com
Hours: 24 hours through voicemail
Services: Assistance with rent and utilities and provides food and limited clothing, household items and furniture.
Areas served: Parish

St. Patrick Conference

Betty Lynn Brown-Spears, President
500 NE 16th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 222-0588
bbrownspears@yahoo.com
Hours: 24 hours through voicemail
Services: Assistance with rent and utilities, and provides food and clothing.
Areas served: Gainesville area

St. Paul Conference (Beaches)

Candyce Breidert, President
224 N. 5th Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(904) 246-5240
svdpbeaches@bellsouth.net
Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Mon-Fri., and 24-hour voicemail
Services: Assistance with rent and utilities and provides food, household items and will pick-up and deliver furniture. Also provides gas vouchers and bus tokens.
Areas served: Beaches

St. Paul at Riverside Conference

Jeff Conley, President
2626 Park Street
Jacksonville, FL 32205
(904) 553-7644
jeffrey.conley@att.net
Hours: 24 Hours – Voicemail
Services: Assistance with rent and utilities and provides food, clothing, household items and limited furniture. Will pick-up and deliver furniture. Also provides bus tokens, job assistance, assistance with prescriptions, limited temporary lodging, and limited day care assistance.
Areas Served: Parish

San Juan del Rio Conference

Roland Laliberte, President
1718 State Road 13 N.
Saint Johns, FL 32259
(904) 287-0519
svdpsjdr@gmail.com
Hours: 24 hours through voicemail
Services: Assistance with rent and utilities and provides food and limited clothing, household items & furniture.
Areas served: Parish

Santa Maria del Mar Conference

Linda Kuepper, President
400 S. Daytona Avenue
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
(386) 338-4025
smdmsvdp@cfl.rr.com
Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Mon., Wed, Fri.), 24 hours through voicemail
Thrift Store – Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri,  Sat – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Services: Assistance with rent and utilities and provides food, clothing, limited household items & furniture.
Areas served: Flagler County

Bishop Kenny High School Conference

Noreen Thurson, Moderator
(904) 248-0544

St. Matthew Mimi Vinnies

Annie McCranie, Advisor
(904) 389-9221


Thrift Stores

SVdP Council Store

3512 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
(904) 396-7473
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Santa Maria del Mar Thrift Store

400 S. Daytona Ave.
Flagler Beach, FL 32136
(386) 338-4025
Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat.)

Cathedral Parish Store

19 McMillan St.
St. Augustine, FL 32084
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.)

St. John, Interlachen Store

111 N. Francis St.
Interlachen, FL 32148
Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat.)