St. Vincent de Paul

The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Frédéric Ozanam, Founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

“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.”

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.


God's Food Pantry

God’s Food Pantry is a non-profit organization located in a church at 11th & Ohio Streets. It originated in 1984 by three Sisters of the Precious Blood. Many Catholic parishes, including Holy Spirit, provide donations for God’s Food Pantry, a division of Holy Savior Catholic Church in Wichita. The Pantry feeds about 1,000 needy people a month. Food is distributed on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month. Non-perishable items are needed including dry beans, pasta, rice, peanut butter, canned goods, and hygiene items. All parishioners are encouraged to donate items. Specific volunteers are utilized to deliver donations directly to the food bank. A collection box is located on the west end of the hospitality area of the church.

Respect Life Committee

It is the mission of the Respect Life Committee to respect, protect, love and serve life, every human life. The Respect Life Committee achieves this by regularly meeting to plan and provide opportunities in our parish that educate, inform, support and promote the respect of all human life.

The Lord's Diner Volunteer

The Lord’s Diner is located across the street from the Cathedral in downtown Wichita (520 N. Broadway). The mission of the Diner is to provide an evening meal to anyone who is hungry from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, 365 days a year. Approximately 450-700 meals are served every day. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve the meals. The Church of the Holy Spirit provides volunteers on the 1st Thursday each month in the evening. Volunteers arrive by 5:15pm. A current Food Handler’s card is required.

American Red Cross Volunteer

American Red Cross has many opportunities for people to get involved with a local social program. These volunteer opportunities include:

  • Drivers to take elderly citizens to Good Neighbor Nutrition sites
  • Medical Drivers to drive disabled and elderly persons to medical appointments
  • Blood Route Drivers to deliver blood to Wichita hospitals
  • Bloodmobile Helpers for such things as canteen aides, donor aides, registrars, etc.
  • Other positions for volunteers are phone callers, disaster volunteers, first aid stand-by team, CPR instructors and First Aid instruction.


Anthony Family Shelter Volunteer

Catholic Charities Anthony Family Shelter is a program for homeless families that provides room and board, life skills management, job development, literacy instructions and follow-up contact. Volunteers staff the shelter and do such things as help with meals, laundry, provide transportation, child care and house maintenance. A volunteer opportunity for families is to come in and cook the evening meal on Sundays. For a longer volunteer commitment, one can become a Christian Service Volunteer: A six month to one year commitment in which the volunteer lives at the shelter, and serves as a house manager.

Center of Hope Volunteer

This organization conducts a homelessness prevention program by which they help needy families with rent and utility bills. This program relies solely on donations, grants and the help of volunteers. They strive to welcome all who come to their door with respect and hospitality.

Guadalupe Clinic Volunteer

Guadalupe Clinic is sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Wichita to serve people without regard to race, religion, or creed. They provide health services for the uninsured, working poor, and those who are ineligible for medical cards or Medicare. Most services are provided by volunteer physicians. Guadalupe Clinic works closely with the Wichita health care system to assure services are available and affordable to the patients they serve. The clinic is able to offer its patients diagnostic testing, x-rays, mammograms, blood pressure checks, pregnancy tests, blood sugar test, and immunizations. The clinic runs solely on donations and volunteers. They have a great need for persons who can speak Spanish to help patients fill out forms and translate information. Also needed are volunteer health care workers: doctors, RNs, LPNs. For a volunteer Application Form, go to:

Harbor House Volunteer

Harbor House was established in 1992 as an agency of Catholic Charities, offering a safe shelter and support services for battered women and their children. Women can stay for 30 days or longer, giving them safe harbor… a place to get away, recover, assess their options and move on to a healthier lifestyle. Volunteers can help by working with the children (especially on Tuesday evenings), running errands, cooking meals, taking inventory of donated items, cleaning rooms, providing transportation, or just spending time with the women and listening to their story. Also welcome are donations of food, personal hygiene supplies, cleaning supplies, and monetary gifts.