St. Vincent de Paul

Formed in 1985, our local conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is a manifestation of Jesus’ command to feed the hungry and care for the homeless.

Its mission is to meet with the needy in our community and provide material, emotional and spiritual support. Some material support provided is food, clothing, school lunches and supplies, medicine and furniture to individuals or families in crisis.

We are extremely proud of the work done by our conference of the SSVP and strongly support all its endeavours.

We are always in need of volunteers to assist us with our efforts or to provide financial assistance. If you would like to get involved please complete the SSVP Volunteer Application Form and email it to Andre Sirois or drop it in the mass collection basket.

Financial donations can also be dropped in the parish weekly mass collection basket. Indicate SSVP on the envelope or use the yellow envelopes included in your parish donation envelopes. An official receipt will be issued by SSVP on a yearly basis.

Family or individuals in crisis and in need of assistance can contact
the St. Vincent de Paul Help Line at 819-685-1343

Click here to view a copy of the meeting minutes.


About The Society of St Vincent de Paul:

LOGO: The Fish is the symbol of Christianity and in this case represents the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The eye of the Fish is the vigilant eye of God seeking to help poor and underprivileged in our midst. The crossing at the tail or a tie-knot represents unity and oneness among members and also in union with the poor. The loop signifies the global or worldwide stature of the international Society of St.Vincent de Paul.

 The words “serviens in spe” mean to serve in hope, the hope that comes from Our Lord, Jesus Christ.


The Society of St Vincent de Paul – National Council of Canada:

The Society of St 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.

This Mission implies that, 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