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The Society (SVdP) is a Catholic lay organization that 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 Frederic Ozanam and patron St. Vincent de Paul.


Organized locally, Vincentians witness God’s love embracing all works of charity and justice.

Our Conference is always in need of new members, who wish to grow spiritually and be supportive of the Society. Please contact John or Marie Zeiter for more information at 479-3286.


If you would like to make a clothing donation, please find our large St Vincent de Paul bins in the vestibule at the main entrance of the church.


September 20, 2020


St. Isabella’s Conference wishes to thank all the Parishioners who purchased raffle tickets for SVDP Marin Council’s Pennies from Heaven annual fundraiser held on September 12, 2020. We want to thank Father O’Sullivan for allowing us to sell raffle tickets. We raised $2,870.00, which remains in our conference and will be helpful in assisting our clients in our community of St. Isabella’s.


The Annual Pennies Fundraiser
Saturday, September 12, 2020


St. Isabella Church

August 3, 2020


Re: St. Vincent de Paul Ticket Sales

Dear St. Vincent de Paul Society Donor,

This year has been a challenging year for all of us, especially the families in our St. Isabella’s community, who have experienced illness or job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are grateful for your past support of our work, which has enabled us to:

  • Provide grocery gift cards for families in need of food. Our Conference does not have a food pantry available at our Church. Food collected in our barrel is given to St. Raphael’s for our clients on Lincoln Avenue.
  • Help families undergoing a financial crisis through our home visit program, by giving them assistance with critical expenses such as rent, utilities, medical bills and furniture.

The pandemic forced the cancellation of the Annual Bocce Fundraiser this year. In the past our conference has received 25% of the net income from St.
Raphael’s.  But now we are offering a fun opportunity for you to help – the annual “Pennies from Heaven” raffle sponsored by the Marin District Council of St. Vincent de Paul. The Grand Prize is $1,000 in cash.  100% of the proceeds from tickets we sell at St. Isabella’s will be used to fund our work here in Terra Linda Area.

If you care to participate, raffle tickets are $20 each or you may buy 10 tickets for $100. Make checks payable to St. Vincent de Paul Society and mail to Marie Zeiter at 32 Skyview Terrace, San Rafael, CA. 94903. If you have any questions, call Marie at 415-479-3286. Ticket payment must be returned by August 28 in order to be entered in the raffle. We will complete the ticket stubs with your name, address and phone number. Winning tickets will be announced during the event on September 12.

Our Conference at St. Isabella does, wish to thank you all for the many contributions, and we will continue to keep you in our prayers.


John Zeiter, President, SVDP, St. Isabella’s Conference

“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for these least brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matt:25:31-37)