ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON CONFERENCE
2730 53rd Terrace SW
Naples (Golden Gate), FL 34116
The St. Elizabeth Seton Conference, part of the Naples District Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Naples, has as its mission to serve God through helping the poor here in Collier County, and especially in Golden Gate. Census totals show that within the parish boundaries of St. Elizabeth Seton, lives the highest levels of poverty in Naples. Our conference members devote themselves, through work and prayer, to bringing respect and help to those living in poverty within our area. To us, it is a call from God to do his work.
Our Society helps all people regardless of any qualifiers including religious beliefs.
Golden Gate City, which is basically the boundary of our parish, is a leader in Collier County – for all the wrong reasons:
Lowest per capita income
Lowest level of education – less than seven out of ten residents have completed high school
Highest percentage of non-English speaking citizens – nearly 60% non-English
Highest rate of unemployment
Faced with these kinds of factors only drives our volunteers to pray for the guidance of our Lord in finding solutions to this poverty. Between fundraising and assistance from the Naples District Council, our conference provided nearly $70,000 in financial assistance in Golden Gate in our last fiscal year.
When we have asked, our parish family has responded. We will always work
to grow the Kingdom of God through helping His children in need.
THINKING ABOUT JOINING US?
Joining SVdP and becoming a Vincentian is so much more than volunteering or collecting food. It is a commitment to seek a closer relationship with God, by helping the poor through the teachings of Jesus Christ.
For information on joining our conference, please call 239-775-1667