Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

May 30, 2024

On the weekend of June 29/30, 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.

SUMMER CAMPAIGN

With the final days of school just weeks away, SSVP is appealing to parishioners to provide extra financial support for the families with children that we serve in our neighbourhood. School nutrition programs are closed during the summer months and families lose access to a valuable food resource.   We would like to give each family an extra $25 grocery card to fill that gap during the months of July and August. Later in the summer, we will also run our back to school program. Our hope is to provide each student with a $50 Walmart gift card for school necessities. Please give generously to this drive now so SSVP is ready for the summer months coming. Volunteers will be in the narthex following weekend masses; please stop by our table to learn more about our work in the neighbourhood.

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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 ssvp.stbenedictsconference@gmail.com .