Ways to Support Saint Vincent de Paul

Special Events


Friends of the Seminary – is the seminary's signature a fund-raising event. It is an opportunity for alumni, individuals, foundations, corporate donors and supporters to attend vespers, a reception, silent auction, and dinner on the campus of St. Vincent de Paul.  Typically all the Bishops and the Archbishop of Florida attend.  Our event as gained recognition within the Catholic community as one of the most valued charitable events in Palm Beach County.  Over 500 individuals participate in the event state-wide. "Friends" has raised in excess of $1.125 million for the general support of SVDP operations since 2001.

To support the event contact the Development Office at 561-732-4424 for more detailed information on sponsorships. To place an ad in the FOS Reception & Dinner program, write Daniella Coy at dcoy@svdp.edu.


Joe-Paddy Festival -  Held in March each year, in celebration of the feasts of St. Patrick and St. Joseph.   The event benefits the needs of our seminarians. The SVDP student council takes on the responsibility of selling tickets and promoting the event as their major fund raising event of the year.

Joe-Paddy features evening prayer followed by Irish and Italian music under a big tent on campus.  A cash bar is offered, while corned beef and cabbage, pasta, salad, garlic bread are served.  Door prizes are given out throughout the evening, and the live and silent auction rounds out the event.  Tickets are $50 per person, and can be purchased on line.

Go to our Upcoming Events page and select Joe-Paddy Festival.  Save your receipt you get on-line, it's your ticket. 

Ads in the Joe-Paddy Festival program are also available.  Please contact Daniella Coy at dcoy@svdp.edu for more information. Click on the ad insertion order.   A business card size ad is $25, quarter page is $50 and half page is $100.  Supporter listing is $10 per name/business. 

Support of Joe-Paddy will assist us in the mission of educating the future leaders of tomorrow's church. St. Vincent de Paul Seminary is one of very few bilingual-multicultural major theologates in the country and we are proud it is located in Boynton Beach.  We also take pride in the work and mission of the seminary which is the lifeblood of the Catholic Church.

One can support Joe-Paddy at one of the sponsorship levels indicated by clicking on the individual/corporate proposal link.



Donor Brunch – This is a special thank you Mass and Brunch held annually in early December at SVDP as special thanks you to all donors. Many individuals make gifts to support the Donor Brunch who are unable to attend due to travel limitations. 


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