Saint Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is an international Catholic organization whose mission is: To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.
- See Christ in anyone who suffers
- Come together as a family
- Have personal contact with the poor
- 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, Douglasdale, Douglas Glen, Cranston, Auburn Bay, Mahogany, Penbrooke, and Applewood. We serve by providing food hampers and other support for those in need throughout the year, and with a special food hamper and gift program for Christmas. We collect food through food drives and donations, and when required do our own shopping with our team of bargain hunters. We do home visits with our families to ensure support goes where it is needed most. We meet once a month at the church to plan and discuss the duties of our Society.
Our community of schools strongly supports us by organizing several food drives throughout the year that provides food and gift items. Many of them volunteer for our Christmas hamper program. Our schools include St. Albert the Great, Blessed Cardinal Newman, Monsignor Smith, Christ the King, Prince of Peace, Divine Mercy, St. Isabella, Our Lady of the Rosary, and St. Marguerite.
2018 Results (2017 in brackets)
1002 children and 1050 adults served (1165 children and 1080 adults)
580 food hampers delivered, including 205 at Christmas (629 and 206)
610 home visits (488)
4335 volunteer hours (4460)
99% of funds go to the poor. Administration costs were only 1%, consistent with previous years.
We have 85 members in our conference, and growing!
If you wish to join St. Vincent de Paul, please contact the Parish Office: 403-257-6054