Becoming Catholic

Many adults who wish to join the Catholic Church have never been baptized. The Church offers unbaptized adults a process of formation in the Catholic Christian faith and way of life called Christian Initiation, or catechumenate.

 

Christian Initiation is a gradual process; it begins somewhat formally. After the interested person contacts St Vincent de Paul, he or she will be invited to meet with a staff member to discuss becoming Catholic. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Church and to hear about the message of Jesus Christ and how it is lived out in the Catholic Church. 

For more information see our RCIA Page.

Becoming Catholic

Priest

Consultations

To request a consultation with a priest, please contact the Church office at

479-636-4020, email Gloria Morse directly at gloriam@svdprogers.com

Priest

Consultations

Financial Help

Need Assistance?  (479) 616-1242

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul,

Mother Teresa Conference in Rogers, Arkansas.

 

Who We Are:

We are the Rogers, AR conference (chapter) of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, an international lay Catholic organization dedicated to helping those in need.  We are based at St. Vincent de Paul parish.  We began our work with those in need in Rogers and Lowell in 2003.

 

What We Do:

Members of our conference visit families in their homes who are in need of emergency financial assistance.  Home visits are done in a spirit of friendship, respect, and empathy, and members always go in pairs.

About Our Name:

Most Society of St. Vincent de Paul conferences choose the name of their parish as their conference name.  We were unable to follow this tradition since our parish was already named “St. Vincent de Paul.” Being inspired by Blessed Mother Teresa's work with the poor, we chose to name ourselves "Mother Teresa Conference."

Financial Help

SVDP

Food Pantry

SVDP Food Pantry

The food pantry is our attempt to answer Jesus’ call to feed the hungry.  We meet Him in the poor whom we serve.  There is a great need in the community and in our own parish for emergency food assistance.  Many families have difficulty meeting their basic needs.  

 

Food, paper goods, and diapers are obtained from monthly Sharing Sunday collections, donations from individuals and vendors, area grocery stores, the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, the United Way Gift In Kind Warehouse.  We have recently begun receiving food from the USDA Commodities Program.

 

Food is provided to families in need in Benton County without regard for race, religion, or national origin.  Families are asked to provide identification and proof of residence in Benton County.  Basic information including names, addresses, and number of persons in the household is collected.  Families may return monthly if needed.

Location:

1413 W Poplar Street.  Across from the main entrance of the church.

636-4020, ext. 31 (MAP)

 

Operating Hours:  

Mondays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Tuesdays from 10:00 am to Noon, Thursdays from 9-11 am, and Saturdays

from 9-11 am.

Call the Pantry?   (479) 636-4020 x31

Financial Help

Additional Resources

Arkansas 211 Services

You are not alone. 2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website. It connects people in Arkansas, of all ages to the essential health and human services they need.

You can connect to 2-1-1 via our direct line at 479-365-2147 or 866-489-6983.

2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of services:

    • Basic Human Needs Resource: food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance.

    • Physical and Mental Health Resources: health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, children’s health, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation.

    • Employment Supports: financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs.

    • Support for Children, Youth and Families: childcare, after school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services.

    • Support for Children, Youth and Families: childcare, after school programs, Head Start, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services.

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