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St. Stephen Benevolent Conference

The St. Stephen Benevolent Conference (SSBC) of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization that leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. SSBC members witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice and collaborating with others to offer material, spiritual, and advocacy assistance that will promote dignity and self-sufficiency. We meet regularly for prayer and reflection, mutual support, and adherence to a basic Rule to nourish the spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing.

Through the generous contributions of our parishioners and community, we are able to assist individuals and families in the Bentonville, Bella Vista, and Centerton areas with food, financial assistance, and spiritual support. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us at and/or join us at our bi-weekly meetings which are held on Sundays at 8:45 a.m.

Major Events:

The St. Stephen Benevolent Conference is hosting a local Friends of the Poor 1 mile fun walk or 5k walk/run in conjunction with St. Vincent de Paul Societies across the country.  Walkers and runners join together in this family friendly event to show solidarity with the poor.  Entry fees are donation based.  Register online at

Date: September 24, 2016

Location: St. Stephen  Catholic Church, 1300 NE J St., Bentonville, AR 72712

Time: Registration begins at 7:15am.  Walk/run begins at 8:00am.


Breakfast served by the Knights of Columbus following the walk.

Dates of SSBC Events:

  • Friends of the Poor Walk – September 24, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Basket Delivery
  • Cookie Walk & Silent Auction – Dec 10-11, 2016

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