Saint Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic organization whose mission is: To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.
1. Come together as a family
2. Have personal contact with the poor
3. See Christ in anyone who suffers
4. Help in all possible ways
IN OUR PARISH:
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul serves people in McKenzie Lake, McKenzie Towne, Copperfield, New Brighton, Douglas Dale, Douglas Glen and several other areas located in the South East of Calgary. We serve by providing food hampers for those in need at Christmas and throughout the year. We also collect food through food drives and donations. We meet once a month at the church to plan and discuss the duties of our Society.
Our community of schools strongly supports us, operating several food drives throughout the year. Our schools include St. Albert the Great, Cardinal Newman, Monsignor Smith and St. Sebastian.
IN OUR CITY:
In 2009, 873 Vincentians in 28 conferences, in service to more than 39 parishes in the Calgary Diocese, met the needs of 21,320 men, women and children. They made 5,377 visits to their homes in an attempt to lift them from poverty. There is no paid staff; all are volunteers.
The Alice Bissett Place is a housing development that provides affordable housing for seniors and neglected women over 50 with no support system. Along with the Calgary Homeless Foundation, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul raised three million dollars and worked with Horizon Housing and the Kerby Center to place people in 31 units.
If you wish to join St. Vincent de Paul, please contact the Parish Office: 403-257-6054