Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is:
To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.
As Vincentians we:
See Christ in anyone who suffers
Come together as a family
Have personal contact with the poor
Help in all possible ways
How can you help?
If you would like to support our Conference, you can leave food items in the Food Box at the front of the Church lobby. We also conduct a Two Toonies and a Loonie Drive each December. We are truly grateful to the support of our parishioners who continue to help us help our clients!
The St. Vincent de Paul Society that operates from Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church is one of thirteen SSVP Conferences within Kitchener-Waterloo. Our Conference provides help in the following ways:
EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE
We provide emergency food, as well as hygiene products, once per month from our Food Cupboard. The Cupboard is open every Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. If you need food assistance, please leave a message on the OLOL phone line: 519-886-0342 and press Ext. 2. by Tuesday 6 p.m. and we will return your call and set up an appointment for the following evening.
TWINNED WITH OUR LADY OF GRACE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH IN ST. LUCIA
We provide financial support to Our Lady of Grace to enable them to provide food, clothing and other assistance to the poor and disadvantaged in their parish
PERSONAL CONTACT WITH THOSE WE SERVE
We conduct client visits to understand needs and provide assistance such as bed and mattresses, furniture and other necessities. Vouchers for clothing and household goods can be used at the SSVP store in Cambridge
NORTH 60 PROJECT
Our conference partners with the other St. Vincent de Paul conferences in the Kitchener-Waterloo area to fill a sea container with food and other household and educational supplies to Chesterfield Inlet in Nunavut. The sea container is shipped north each Fall.
Our group meets every second Thursday of the month (with the exception of July and August) in the Church boardroom. If you would like to join our group OR if you would like further information about our group OR if you are in need of assistance, please feel free to contact us by leaving a message at Ext 2 on the OLOL Phone Line (519-886-0342).
The current Saint Vincent de Paul Executive Members are: