Network Premiere (EWTN) of the Documentary Produced by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

by | Dec 22, 2018 | News, Society of St. Vincent de Paul

“Our Faith in Action” airs January 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS – The documentary produced by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, “Our Faith in Action” will be featured on Eternal Word Television Network on Sunday, January 6 at 3:30 pm Eastern Standard Time.

This documentary is based on the TV series “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul.” The program follows the Society’s members as they reach out to serve people and families in need (services that at the same time enhances the spiritual development of the members. Through ordinary works of charity (providing people with food, money to pay rent and utilities, initiating  innovative health care, educational and mentoring programs), the Society’s members, known as Vincentians, see the face of Christ in the people they encounter.

David Barringer, National CEO of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul stated: The documentary makes it clear that the charism and spirit of St. Vincent is still very much alive … even 400 years after his death. It gives people the opportunity to learn more about us and our work. The film illustrates a wide range of Society’s activities and initiatives that have been developed throughout the United States. The documentary is a positive statement about the power of faith and the ways in which that faith is acted upon for the benefit of countless men and women.

The “Our Faith in Action” film will air on EWTN cable channels on Sunday, January 6 at 3:30 pm Eastern, 2:30 pm Central, 1:30 pm Mountain, 12:30 pm Pacific. Click here to find the EWTN channel in your zip code. Click here to view the program schedule.

One of the largest charitable organizations in the world, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul ( is an international, nonprofit, Catholic lay organization of about 800,000 men and women who voluntarily join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in 153 countries on five continents. With its U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., membership in the United States totals nearly 100,000 in 4,400 communities.

SVdP offers a variety of programs and services, including home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, education and mentoring, food pantries, dining halls, clothing, assistance with transportation, prescription medication, and rent and utility costs.

The Society also works to provide care for the sick, the incarcerated and the elderly. Over the past year, SVdP provided over $3.4 billion in tangible and in-kind services to those in need, made more than 2.1 million personal contacts (homes, hospitals, prisons, eldercare facilities, etc.) and helped more than 5.4 million people regardless of race, religion or national origin.

About EWTN: EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 38th year, is the largest religious media network in the world. EWTN’s 11 TV channels are broadcast in multiple languages 24 hours a day, seven days a week to over 298 million television households in more than 145 countries and territories. EWTN platforms also include radio services transmitted through SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio, and over 500 domestic and international AM & FM radio affiliates; a worldwide shortwave radio service; the largest Catholic website in the U.S.; electronic and print news services, including Catholic News Agency, “The National Catholic Register” newspaper, and several global news wire services; as well as EWTN Publishing, its book publishing division.

For more information about this release, please contact:  Gary Stevens at (314) 576-3993 ext. 209 or (314) 378-5583 or e-mail

For more information about the SVdP movie “Our Faith in Action” or TV series “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul” – please visit:

Photos: Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Vincentians) hand out backpacks with personal care items and information about social services to the homeless in Chicago. (Photo: Society of St. Vincent de Paul)



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