Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances.
St. Vincent de Paul
This invitation from our spiritual mentor is especially difficult to follow in these fractious times when it seems prudent to suspect everything. But if we only see what we're looking for, and simply confirm what we expect, we narrow our vision rather than broaden it. We exclude people and things and cannot embrace them. 

The primary goal of the Society is the spiritual growth of its members. We do this by intertwining our spiritual life with our friends and our service to people in need. Starting with this focus on spirituality reminds us that we are all people in need; and that one of the things we need most is each other - acknowledging each person as an invaluable expression of the very Spirit of God. 

Through our various Works - the Stores, the Pantries, Holy Family, our parish-based Conferences - helping those most in need provides encounters with a stunning range of people, both our volunteers and our neighbors. As we get to know each other as real people, we find it easier to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and in all circumstances. Join us, in the way most suitable for you, and see for yourself. 

To facilitate ever deeper encounters of each other, our assistant director, Lori Tatreau, has just been accepted into a cohort formed by Inclusive Communities called LeadDIVERSITY, which we expect will provide all of us with a greater understanding and capacity to be together. 
Marty Smith, Executive Director
Personal connections are an important part of our ministries at Holy Family. Coffee and prayer are a cornerstone of our hospitality Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, compliments of Danny Leger and his group Hope of the Poor. We encourage you to come have coffee one of those mornings with our neighbors.
We are in need of more volunteers for both regular small group shifts and one-time projects. We have everything from making sack lunches, being a companion at the Pantry, sorting clothing in the Stores, gardening, and so much more!
Please apply below.
Thank you!
Lives have been touched through the St. Vincent de Paul ministry at St. Columbkille. We see the “Face of Christ” in those we serve during our home visits and feel our own lives change through the power of the Holy Spirit as we are guided in our ministry to serve.  Recently we ministered to several families in crisis and we want to share their stories. 
               A single young man, who was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, was having extreme difficulty working because of the severe weakness from his therapy. He had no support system as his family was unable to assist him. We paid his July rent and the Ryan Foundation paid his August rent. He was extremely grateful knowing his financial situation was stable and he could focus on his therapy and recovery.
              A single mother of 4, who has worked tirelessly to put her three oldest children through college with her youngest in high school, was in need of assistance to prevent a power shut-off. She had both knees replaced in the last 6 months which caused her to reduce her work hours. Since her present position requires her to be on her feet 9hours/day she has applied for another position within her company. 
              A single father, with a child with special needs, was looking for not only rental assistance but also a place of worship. Our parish was the perfect fit because of our Sensory mass that offers a special environment for his child’s needs as well as our Vacation Bible Summer program. The father was extremely excited and appreciative for his new faith home as well as financial assistance to make the transition to our area easier.   
As good stewards of all donations, we strive to use these resources where there is the greatest need and the most good can be achieved. “Thank you” for your continued generous support of those in need in our community.
Ozanam Orientation
If you would like to join in work such as this, we have an Ozanam Orientation on Saturday August 20th
at St. Columbkille parish at 9:00.
Come learn about the Society, meet some friends, and begin the path of Vincentian Service if you choose to.
Call the Office to RSVP: 402-779-8499
Help Line Vincentian & Volunteer Opportunities
We are in search of Help Line Vincentians/volunteers. Many different positions are available including:
  • administrative skills to collect documents needed for successful processing of neighbor assistance requests 
  • decision making and problem-solving skills to provide the best outcome for our neighbors
  • communication skills to return neighbor calls/emails
All positions can be performed remotely or at the District Office. Time commitments vary but require as little as a few hours to multiple days per month. Send us a message below or come to the Ozanam Orientation!
Current Pantry needs include:
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Baking Mixes
  • Crackers
  • Cooking Oil
  • Sauces (e.g. Ketchup, Mayo, Mustard, Salad Dressing, etc.)
  • Flour
Drop off donations on Monday and Wednesday mornings at the Pantry 2101 Leavenworth St.
Special call: We need extra help in the garden! 
The Garden Angels have done an excellent job of seeding, weeding, watering, and tending the vegetables in the Pantry Garden, but we will need extra help to harvest the bounty!
If you could spare an hour or two Mondays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays starting at 9am, please email below.
All of the produce grown in the pantry garden is distributed to families in need through our pantry; local food security starts in the garden!
Reusable Bags!

For a $5 donation you receive a reusable bag!

Fill the bag and receive 10% off your purchase!

At all of our Thrift Store locations!
Northwest Store: 
5505 N. 90th St
Mon-Sat 9a-8p, Sun 12-5p

Downtown Store:
2101 Leavenworth St
Mon-Sat: 9a-6p 

Papillion Store:
807 Tara Pl
Mon-Sat 9a-6p

West Center Store:
12301 W Center Road
Mon-Sat 9a-8p, Sun 12p-5p
Call to schedule a pick-up:
or check out our website for more information.
We have been chosen to be featured in the upcoming Open Omaha event.

Join us THIS
Saturday August 6th ONLY from 10-5
to self-tour our lovely building and Community Garden at Holy Family Community Center!
Can you help our Closet Door visitors?

We are in great need of toiletry or hygiene items that we hand out at our door free on weekdays. Donations to Holy Family in general have been extremely low, and these are items we need to purchase in order to keep in stock. Would you consider a financial contribution or hosting a drive for travel size versions of these items?
We will take all kinds, but mostly need:
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • soap
  • deodorant
  • shampoo
We are also always in need of men's shoes sizes 10-13!
Summer at 7 Concerts

Thursday August 11

Wednesday August 31
Kelsey Magnason
Anna McClellan

All ages, free
Truth, Beauty & Goodness Event Series
Sunday August 14th

Doors at 2, Event 3-5pm
Matthew Mayer on piano 
with a talk on 
Rajmund St. Maximilan Kolbe

Featuring music from his album 16670
 which was Maximilian's prisoner number in Auschwitz



Free, all ages
Beverages available from
The Brits Are Coming!!! The music from the British Invasion of the ‘60’s is played to perfection along with other hits from the era by this quartet of veteran Omaha musicians.
Featuring the Omaha Mobile Stage!

Food, music, fun!
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Omaha at
Holy Family Community Center
1715 Izard St. Omaha, NE 68102