About Us

Mission Statement

Welcome to St. Vincent de Paul Parish, a vibrant Roman Catholic parish serving Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.  Since our founding in 1875, our mission has been:

  • To share the Word of the Lord
  • To strive for holiness in our daily lives
  • To hear the call of Jesus to love God and neighbor

Fr. Joseph S. Williams, C.M. – Pastor

The Vincentians

As St. Vincent de Paul said — “We must love our neighbor as being made in the image of God and as an object of His love.”

In the spirit of St. Vincent and with open hands, we welcome everyone to our parish family.
Saint Vincent de Paul Parish is administrated by the Congregation of the Mission – Western Province, also known as the Vincentian priests and brothers.  The Vincentians were founded by Saint Vincent de Paul in 1625.

The priests and brothers of the Western Province serve in more than 24 vibrant parishes, sponsor DePaul University in Chicago, the largest Catholic university in the US.  They help prepare future priests in nine seminaries, help people grow in holiness at two retreat centers, preach dozens of parish missions each year, console patients and families as hospital chaplains and much more. In their ministry Vincentians seek out those on the margins, poor and forgotten people.

For more information about the Vincentians of the Western Province, please go to http://www.vincentian.org/.