The Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run began as a national program with the purpose of providing local Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Conferences and Councils the additional funds to help support their special works projects.  Today, that philosophy continues, with Conferences and Councils using the funds from this event to help people living in poverty.

Thank you to everyone who supports the Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run, including every walk coordinator, walker, corporate sponsor, and donor. To help make a difference for those living in poverty, please register today to participate in the 2017 Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run!  The Society of St Vincent De Paul Conference at St Catherine Laboure will be participating in the Friends of the Poor Walk on September 30th, at 9:00am at Jefferson Barracks Park.  (  There is a short prayer service prior to the walk and two paths you can walk (one is approximately 1.5 miles and the other is approximately 2.5 miles).  

You may sign-up for the walk after Mass or make a monetary donation in support of our conference.  Monetary donations go toward helping those in need who live within our parish boundaries.  

Directions to the park:  take 255 South to Telegraph Road and head left on Telegraph Road for approximately one mile, once you see the Jack in the Box Restaurant, turn right onto Jefferson Barrack Road (later name of road name changes  to Sherman Road),  drive about ½ mile and turn left onto  Worth Road.  Drive one block and turn right onto Hancock Road then drive two blocks and turn left into the parking lot.   Parking spaces are limited, but if you cannot find a spot, if you drive to the end of Hancock Road and turn left unto Grant Road, you will see more parking spaces on the right.

Thank you for participating in this event.