The Christ the King St. Vincent de Paul is affiliated with the national SVDP Society. The mission of the CK Society is to help meet the needs of the poor in our community while following the rule of St. Vincent.
The rule of St. Vincent emphasizes meeting the people served in their homes. Members receive requests for assistance from a message hotline, and then return the calls of potential clients to better understand their situation. If a visit is appropriate, two members arrange to meet with the callers to discuss their need.
The CK Society meets Tuesday evenings for a short meeting to discuss the calls taken for the week and assign visits. Clients’ requests include utility assistance, food, furniture, transportation, and temporary lodging. Members also refer clients to other organizations for additional help.
The CK Society provides assistance to residents of Richland, West Richland and Benton City. The Society also works with the Parish Council on the annual Christmas food baskets for the needy. Volunteers who work with this ministry attend meetings, take messages from the message hotline, return calls, and meet with clients.
For its annual budget, the CK Society depends on the donations of parishioners.
Interested persons are encouraged to contact the parish office at 946-1675 for more information.