Welcome to the St. Vincent de Paul, Holy Family Conference Website

The Face of Christ

Who We Are

We are a network of friends, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need. Based just minutes from downtown Orlando, Florida at Holy Family Catholic Church, we put our faith into action by helping those in our community who are the most vulnerable. Would like to learn more about us? Click the link below to read about our mission, our values, our beginnings and much more!

Souper Bowl of Caring: Jan 18 to Feb 2

Did you know our food pantry feeds more than 3,000 families each year? That’s more than 10,000 hungry stomachs fed by generous donations like yours. From 1/18 to 2/2, join the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Holy Family’s Youth Ministry as we tackle hunger by participating in the 2020 Souper Bowl of Caring. You can help by bringing unexpired, non-perishable items to the church, especially those listed here.

    • peanut butter (18oz size)
    • jelly
    • canned fruit
    • cereal
    • tuna fish
    • soups
  • pasta and rice (1 or 2 lb size)
  • canned vegetables
  • macaroni and cheese
  • canned or boxed dinners (Hamburger Helper, ravioli, Spaghetti O’s, etc.)

Lend a Hand, Win a Grand

Coming this winter, we will be holding our Lenten “Lend a Hand, Win a Grand” fundraiser.

Every Friday during Lent we offer a chance to win $1,000 at the Men of Holy Family Fish Fry.  One ticket for $10 and 3 tickets for $25.  The drawing is held the Friday before Good Friday.

2019 Friends of the Poor Walk/Run

THANK YOU to everyone who supported or joined us for our annual Friends of the Poor Walk/Run held on November 9, 2019 at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake. We will soon have images from this year’s event. While we put together all of the images, check out this year’s video shown here. To learn more about the event, click the button below.

Thanksgiving Basket Drive

Annually our SVdP conference distributes approximately 300 boxes of food to families in need to provide them a traditional Thanksgiving meal including stuffing, potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, vegetables, soups, dessert items and treats. They are also given a gift card to Publix so they are able to purchase a turkey and sundry items.

Most of the items in the boxes are donated by our parishioners and the students in our school.

Jesse Tree Toy Drive

The Tree of Jesse is a depiction in art of the ancestors of Christ, which rises from the shoot of Jesse, the father of King David, and is the original use of the family tree as a schematic representation of genealogy.

Our Jesse Tree is a Christmas tree placed in the narthex of the church with paper angels that list the toy wishes of children up to the age of 11. Our wonderful Holy Family parishioners select an angel and purchase gifts that are given to the children for Christmas.

Last Year by the Numbers – 2018

Hours or more of person-to-person service of counseling, guidance, listening and sharing Christ’s love.

Meals or more distributed to those we serve here in Orange County, Florida

Dollars or more in financial aid for emergency rent, utilities, medical and auto repairs

Dollars or more value in provided furniture, new mattresses and clothing through the SVDP Council Thrift Stores to over 60 families

Families or more that received toys for their children who otherwise would have had none through the Jesse Tree Christmas Toy drive.

Pairs of new school shoes, valued at over $35,000, to the neediest children in Orange County

Days of temporary housing for those who needed shelter

Home visits that offered food and fellowship including visits to the elderly and shut-ins

Thanksgiving meals distributed to those in need