A faith perspective on creating a better 2021
(Excerpts from an article by Fr Edmund Vargas entitled “A faith perspective on creating a better 2021”, as published in CBC.ca on January 1, 2021)
“During this pandemic, all of us should work together to create a new world where we recognize the importance of every person, irrespective of race or religion… The efforts of other faith communities toward a more humane society are to be shared by all of us. We have to be together in our common task towards health and healing.”
“As church, we have to afford more to spend on God’s poor, even with our current financial struggles. We will continue to reach out to our needy families through a hamper program and through other ways.”
All who are interested are invited to become part of the SSVP St. Anthony’s Hamper Ministry by completing the Volunteer Application Form and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide a financial contribution to assist us in serving our neighbours. Send an etransfer to email@example.com (with a note specifying Food Hampers) or Donate by credit card.
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 to become a “conference” or branch or affiliate with the wider society.
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.
All who are interested are invited to become part of the SSVP Hamper Ministry by completing the Volunteer Application Form and emailing it to 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