Moderator: Mrs. KK Schneider
As members of St. Vincent de Paul Society, our students, in a spirit of justice and charity, help those who are most in need. No work of charity is foreign to the society, for its ministry, through person-to-person contact, encompasses every form of aid that alleviates suffering and promotes the dignity and integrity of humankind.
Membership All students are invited to join St.Vincent de Paul Society! Meetings, which are held during designated study hall periods, are announced at school. Students may contact Mrs. KK Schneider to receive a pass to attend the meetings.
Aspects of St. Vincent de Paul Society
Prayer – Members invite students and faculty to join them in the chapel for prayer services, which are held on Friday mornings from 7:50 am to 8:00 am.
Communication – Members write “thank you” cards to our priests and parish leaders for their support of our students and liturgical events; and “thinking of you,” “get well,” and holiday greeting cards for the residents of our area nursing homes.
Missions – Members promote, collect the envelopes for, and assist with counting and recording the donations to our weekly mission collections; select the recipients of special mission collections (for individual or group causes); and host bake sales during lunch periods to raise funds for future donations.
Warm Hearts Campaign Students, administration, faculty, and staff who donate to this event receive a heart, on which they write their name, to display in the second wing. The funds are then donated to pay the utility bills of a local family in need of assistance.
Latest News for St. Vincent de Paul
From the “Green and Jeans Day” fundraiser on March 17, our St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) raised $810 for St. Patrick Center in St. Louis, which assists those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Pictured are (left to right) SVDP members Dennis Trickey, Ellie Stark and Sarah Maller; Brenda Endres, who will deliver the check; SVDP moderator Mrs. KK Schneider, and faculty member Mrs. Andrea Bodinet.
(from left) St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) members Annie Kuenstler, Sarah Schriewer, Dennis Trickey, and moderator Mrs. KK Schneider delivered donated toys to BCMW in Breese. During a collection sponsored by SVDP November 21 through December 9, a new record of 325 new toys, hats, gloves and scarves were donated for those in need. In addition, our boys basketball team collected new and gently used coats at their blue and white scrimmage games. The winter clothing will be donated to Belleville SVDP.
During the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, the Mater Dei community donated 2,742 food items. In twelve years, the Mater Dei community has donated 22,156 food items to bless those in need. Please join us in extending a special “thank you” to Mrs. Deb Foote, NHS moderator; Mrs. KK Schneider, St. Vincent de Paul moderator; and our NHS officers and members for hosting the drive.
Pictured at left, Quinn Cutler, Drew Tonnies and Myah Beckmann organize donations.
On September 25, Mater Dei students raised $1,225 for the Belleville Diocese St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP). We thank our students for their dedication to helping those in need!
The Mater Dei chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society has sponsored events this semester that has resulted in the group making donations including a $200 donation to H.I.S. Kids, an organization that provides an ongoing support system for families affected by childhood cancer and related illnesses, a $500 donation to help fund the education for four high school students in Guatemala, and a donation of 300 new toys to BCMW in Breese.