St. Vincent de Paul (SDVP) Outreach Ministries was started in Nelson County in 1992 by Father Patrick Creed, then pastor of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral. We are an outreach ministry of St. Joseph Parish and are administered by a board of directors which includes the current pastor and meets quarterly.
Our ministries include the SVDP Mission Store, Nelson County Client Assistance, Bread for Life Community Food Pantry and Meals from the Heart.
St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral complex is on the National Historic Register and includes Spalding Hall and Flaget Hall, originally St. Joseph College. St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral is the largest parish outside of Jefferson County in the Archdiocese of Louisville. It is located at 310 W. Stephen Foster Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004.