|St. Anthony’s Monthly Food Drive
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels of heaven, he will sit upon his royal throne and all the nations will be assembled before him. Then he will separate them into two groups as a shepherd separates sheep from goats. The sheep he will place on his right, the goats on his left. The king will say to those on his right:
“Come. You have my Father’s blessing! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me to drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me. I was ill and you comforted me, in prison and you came to visit me. Then the just will ask Him: “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you or see you thirsty and give you drink? When did we welcome you away from home or clothe you in your nakedness? When did we visit you when you were ill or in prison?” And the king will answer them: “I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me.” Matthew Chapter 25 – verses 31 – 40
If you are in need of a food hamper call 403-252-6658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you reside outside of our parish area, visit ssvpcalgary.ca
Contribute financially to the Pantry to assist us in serving our neighbours. Use our Society of Saint Vincent de Paul envelopes or donate through Canada Helps to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/society-of-saint-vincent-de-paul-st-anthonys-conference-calgary-ab/
The average monthly expense for food is approximately $5000 or $90 per month for an average of 60 food hampers.
Monthly Food drive: Purchase food from our shopping list and drop it off at the church during Mass times or the parish office during office hours.
Pray for the members of the households we serve that they may receive the love of God through our charity.
We are now a “Conference of Charity” of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
We provide food hampers to those in need in our parish area, each month on the 4th Saturday of the month. Our team members are asked each month to register for the hamper preparation team or for hamper delivery teams.
We meet monthly on the second Thursday of the month at 6pm in Parish Hall for prayer, fellowship and organizational planning. All are welcome to join us.
All who are interested are invited to become part of the SSVP Hamper Ministry by completing the Vulnerable Persons Ministry screening process.
Members of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul provide service to the poor and others in need, as a result of life’s challenges. This ministry is about giving of yourself and allows you to both answer God’s call to service and to respond to needs within our immediate or wider community. Home visitations (meeting our neighbours as friends at their homes bringing food, a smile and a listening ear) have traditionally represented the core work of the members here in Calgary. By getting to know our neighbour’s needs we can pray for them and respond when the Spirit show us ways we can support them.
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.
The Mission of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul 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