Pantry to St Vincent de Paul Society… After consultation/meeting last September 2 with officers of the St Vincent de Paul Society, we are now transitioning from our Pantry to become a “conference” or branch or affiliate with the wider society. All members of the current Pantry and others who are interested are invited to become part of the new setup by completing the SSVP new member form and emailing it to Fr. Edmund at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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