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St. Vincent de Paul: Santa Clara County

St. Vincent de Paul Santa Clara County

Publications and Resources

James “Jim” Cesano, Longtime Vincentian Passes

Jim Cesano was born in San Francisco on October 18, 1933 and lived on San Bruno Ave with his family until they moved to the Menlo Park/Palo Alto area in 1943. Jim attended Central Elementary and later St. Clare’s in Santa Clara graduating in 1947. Jim went on to graduate from Bellarmine Preparatory in 1951 […]


On 9/27 we celebrate the feast of St. Vincent de Paul.

On September 27th we celebrate the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, which also marks the day he died in Paris, France in 1660. In 1617, St. Vincent founded the Confraternities of Charity and in 1625 he founded the Congregation of the Mission, (CM), his community of priests and brothers. In 1633, St. Vincent de Paul […]


Queen Of Apostles SVdP 10th Anniversary Fundraiser

The Queen of Apostles SVdP Conference will be holding a Fundraiser to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our conference. The festivities include a pasta dinner, raffle, silent auction, a country store and lots of fun surprises! Tickets to attend are $20/person, kids under 12 are free. Proceeds go to help the needy in Queen of […]


Richard “Dick” Harrison, Longtime Vincentian Passes

Richard Bernard Harrison September 1, 1931-July 19, 2019 Santa Clara Dick was a fixture at SVdP of Santa Clara County. He was a compassionate, caring and giving man who never missed a meeting and always put the needs of others above his. Dick will be missed by all and although he is gone, he will […]


Grocery Outlet and SVdP: Independence From Hunger

Grocery Outlet is committed to helping to community, and their commitment to the community extends well beyond their storefront. They pride themselves on giving back to local communities through their Independence from Hunger drive, which supports over 400 local agencies. Spanning the entire month of July, the Independence from Hunger campaign collects food and cash […]


Lina Taskovich, Longtime Vincentian Passes

Lina Taskovich Sept. 25, 1925 – June 15, 2019 Resident of Palo Alto, CA We are deeply saddened by the loss of our longtime Vincentian Lina Taskovich, who volunteered at the SVdP pantry of St. Athanasius Church in Mountain View, where she was a longtime parishioner. Lina Taskovich, a longtime resident of Palo Alto, died […]


Bingo & Pasta Fundraiser- A Huge Success!

Father Mendie Calls out the numbers! On February 23rd at St. Simon Parish in Los Altos St. Vincent de Paul wrapped up our 2nd Annual Bingo & Pasta Fundraiser. This year we sold out and had a great time! All had fun playing bingo, conversing, catching up with old friends and making new friends over […]


Network Television Premiere! A Movie about the Society.

Network Television Premiere! A Movie about the Society The National Council is proud to announce that our feature-length film, “Our Faith in Action,” will have its network premiere on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) on Jan. 6, 2019. The film is based on our network TV series “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. […]


Laurie Vavuris, St Thomas Aquinas SVdP Volunteer Passes

Laurie Vavuris- A 60 year resident of Palo Alto, passed away on December 7, 2018. Laurie was a dedicated member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish where she served as the Past President and most recently as Spiritual Director. She was preceded in death by her husband […]


Walter Joseph Fant, Jr., St. Simon SVdP Volunteer Passes

Walter Joseph Fant, Jr. Resident of Los Altos On September 4, 2018, the Blessed Mother Mary took Walter Joseph Fant, Jr., home to meet her Son, Jesus after just 86 years of a great life. Fortunately, or unfortunately, cancer took him quickly and he didn’t get the chance to say good bye to all his […]