service & outreach groups

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church is a community dedicated to serving the Lord Jesus Christ and one another. To that end, we provide different ministries and fellowship opportunities. The Lord has given each of us a unique set of gifts and talents. We ask you to prayerfully reflect on how you might best use those gifts and talents in our community and we encourage you to take an active role in the life of the parish. For more information, please call the Parish Office at 714-842-3000 or send an email to:

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international organization of lay Catholic men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need.  The Society has two aims: to do spiritual good for its members through the exercise of charity, and to do spiritual and temporal good for the poor in the name of Jesus Christ.

The Society was founded by Frederic Ozanam in Paris, France in 1833 and was named after St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660), a Catholic priest, known as the “The Apostle of Charity” and “Father of the Poor.”

The parish Conference is the basic unit of the Society.  All members are volunteers, are called Vincentians, and strive toward increased spiritual growth through acts of charity by visiting families and the homeless providing them with financial assistance, food and groceries, household necessities, medicines, and other special needs.  People contact the Conference with their requests.

For information about the Society or for assistance, call the St. Vincent de Paul Church parish office at 714-842-3000, Ext. 19 and your call will be returned in 24 to 48 hours or visit the office at the following times:

Monday food assistance:  9:30 to 10:30 AM
Monday office hours:       11:00 to 12 NOON
Saturday office hours:     10:00 to 11:00 AM

Adoration Society

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament means the Eucharistic Body of Christ is visible for adoration, rather than simply being adored while in the Tabernacle. Members commit to praying for at least one hour per week before the Blessed Sacrament in the parish Blessed Sacrament Chapel. All parishioners are encouraged to stop by the Blessed Sacrament Tower Chapel for a visit with Our Lord. For information contact Steve Lovison at 714-943-1038 or

Eucharistic Adoration
Monday 9:00 am through Friday at midnight

Eucharistic Exposition
Monday 9:00 am until Thursday 7:00 pm

If you plan to visit during the late night or early morning hours, you must register at the Parish Office in person with identification to receive the code to open the door.

Bereavement Ministry
Our members help to bring spiritual comfort, compassion, and liturgical guidance for funerals to the families of our parish at the time of the death of a loved one. For more information, please send an email to:

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick and Homebound

This is a liturgical ministry since the Ministers of Holy Communion are sent forth from Mass to bring the Eucharist to those who cannot join us for Mass. To be a Minister of Holy Communion, one must be a Roman Catholic who has received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. If married, one must have received the Sacrament be Marriage in the Catholic Church. Training is conducted periodically at the parish. Ministers of Holy Communion must receive delegation by the Bishop to serve at the parish.These ministers bring the Eucharist to the sick and homebound in the Hospitals, convalescant homes and parishoner’s homes.If you are interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Patty Ledezma, Director of Parish Life & Liturgy at 714-842-3000 ext. 25 or by email at:

Jail Ministry
Parishioners visit the Orange County Jails for a Communion Service or Bible Study once per month. For more information, please call 714-634-9909 or send an email to:

Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is an extension of the heart and hands of Mary.
Under the mantle of the Blessed Virgin Mary, some of the ways the Legionaries encounter the face of Christ is by doing Jail Ministry, visitation of the sick in homes and hospitals, Faith Formation classes, convalescent homes and doing door-to-door evangelization.
The legionaries submit themselves to the working of the Holy Spirit while working hand-in-hand with Mary, our mother. To become a holier person and for the salvation of souls are the Legionaries goals. Come join us in our meetings Thursdays at 12:30 pm in Room 3.

Mercy House
mercy house logo Fr. Jerome is the founder and Chairman of the Board of Mercy House Transitional Living Centers which serves and houses homeless men, women and children in Orange County at its various facilities. Joseph House opened in 1990 to shelter single homeless men who are employed and who are welcomed to spend six months at the residence in order to save money and begin independent living.
Regina House opened in April 1994 for single homeless women and their children. The women and children likewise spend at least six months in the home during which time the women can save enough money, learn parenting and other skills in order to enhance their family lives.

  • Mercy House Center opened in 1999 to provide immediate care for drop-in clients.
  • Emmanuel House opened in the April 2001 to serve single homeless men and women living with HIV/AIDS.
  • San Miguel Residence provides permanent affordable housing.

You can visit the Mercy House web site at: http://mercyhouse.net/

Peace & Justice Ministry

“If you want peace, work for justice” Pope Paul VI

The Peace and Justice Ministry promotes the education and awareness of all Catholics in areas of social justice. We seek to understand the Church’s teaching in areas such as poverty, health care reform, immigration, prison reform, the death penalty, environmental issues, solidarity, human trafficking and end of life issues. We hope to enhance, through presentations, activities and information rooted in Catholic theology, the already active social ministry of our parish. Information and awareness are vital tools to bring along with us on our daily journey as Catholics whether it be at school, at work, at home or in the voting booth.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at 714-842-3000 or send an email to:

Respect Life Ministry

The Respect Life Committee has three major goals:

To bring greater awareness of life issues and of services available to our parish
To endeavor to support women in crisis pregnancies by fundraisers for the Life Centers
To encourage more prayer and vigisl to stop abortion
New members are welcome. Contact Dorli Buto at 714-962-9736 or send an email to:

Sunday Donut Ministry
Volunteers set-up coffee and donuts after Sunday Masses at 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM . Contact Mary Kay Lamarre, Liturgy Coordinator at 714-842-3000 ext.41 or send an email to:

Sunday Drivers
Volunteers provide rides on Sunday to the 10:00 AM Mass for parishioners in convalescent hospitals or senior apartments. Contact Mary Ann Kelly at 714-842-4593 or send an email to: 

Welcome Committee
The Welcome committee contacts those newly registered in our parish to welcome them and to provide them with information about parish ministries and activities at a Welcome Reception. To join this ministry, please contact Patty Ledezma, Director of Parish Life Ministries at 714-842-3000 ext. 25 or send an email at: