The International Order of Saint Vincent is a world-wide fellowship of lay ministers associated with with liturgy and sanctuary service in the western branches of the one One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
     Men, women, boys and girls who are called, trained, and authorized according to church canons to perform one (or several) lay ministires (Acolytes, Altar Guild (Sacristans), Bell Ringers, Chalicists, Choristers, Lay Eucharistic Ministers (L.E.M. I & II), Layreaders, Lectors, Vergers, Ushers and Greeters) associated with the ligurgies of the church.
     The Order encourages knowledge, understanding, and preservation of traditional rituals and proper liturgics and encourages prayer that all lay ministers will consider their calling a holy vocation.
     Members follow a rule of life that includes daily prayer, reading of the biblical Scriptures, regular attendance and participation at services and more careful preparation for the reception of the sacraments.




 


The International Order of St. Vincent, Inc.
126 Coming St. Charleston S.C. 29403
P.O. Box 1245 Summerville, S.C. 29484-1245
Ph: 843-722-7345   (Fax) 843-722-2105