Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

September 22, 2023


Our Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Conference at Saint Benedict Parish is currently recruiting for its leadership team.  As with all healthy organizations, terms of leadership come due and we are transitioning from the previous team to a new group.  The positions of president, treasurer and secretary are now open. If you would be interested in joining our outreach ministry and sharing your talents and time with our dynamic group of members as we help our neighbours in need, please email us at or leave a message on our line: 905-875-7995.  This weekend, members of SSVP will be present for the Poor Box collection and will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have about the important work we do in the community.

September 8, 2023

On the weekend of  September 23/24, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society will be at the doors after Mass to accept your donations. Your generosity is most appreciated, and we thank you on behalf of the society and the needy of our community. Our conference is also always looking for new members. if you are interested please contact

St. Benedict Conference

Who Is My Neighbor?

“And who is my neighbor?” This quote prompted the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10: 29-37) which was a story of special personal significance to Frederic Ozanam, founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. This parable asks us to stop and think about our brothers and sisters in need.  We are asked to look to our brothers and sisters in the world and to see the face of Jesus in them. Our neighbor is the one in need, the one who looks to us with hope and faith, the one who hopes for Christ. Do I see Christ in the face of my neighbor– and does my neighbor see the face of Christ in me?  Do you feel the calling to help those who are less fortunate? Do you ever ask yourself “I wish I could help?”. Well, you can! No matter of your age or your skill if you have a few hours a month to spare join the Society of St. Vincent De Paul at our parish. If you are interested in making a difference and would like to find out more of what we do, please call us at 905-875-7995 or email us at .