SSVP has been invited to partner with the Child Development Centre to host the 18th Annual Yuletide Dinner in our Parish hall Dec. 2nd 4-7:00PM. This is a free Christmas dinner for anyone in our community who will be alone at Christmas, is usually isolated, low income. The CDC will fundraiser to cover all food costs. This is a tremendous opportunity to serve our community at large. We anticipate 400-600 people during those 3 hours. Since this is a well-established community event, CDC has a group of volunteers to draw on for serving food etc. We are looking for help from the parish to assist us in the kitchen prior to the event, with dishes and food prep. The day of the event, we will need help with dishes, pots, coffee and tea, punch, cutlery wrapping, plating food etc. If you can help with this work please call Darla 250-392-6421
SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL: the Betty O’ Flynn Memorial Fund is pleased to sponsor a $500 bursary for full-time post-secondary students directed towards a career – which is in the opinion of the Memorial Fund Committee members supports life issues. Application should be Vincentians, family members of Vincentians (post or present), beneficiaries of the Society. Must be residents or studying in B.C. Application deadline July 15th of application year. For more information call Darla 250-392-6421.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul National Council of Canada
The work of the Society S S V P
The mission of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.
We are called to alleviate suffering and its causes, serving everyone regardless of race, creed, gender, opinion or age. As Vincentians we understand that poverty does not only involve being in need of material goods.
The Society's main service throughout the world is home visits to the poor.
We are actively seeking new members to assist us in our works of serving the poor. We meet on the last Monday of each month at 11:30AM in Sacred Heart Church basement. We are interested in expanding the works that we do, but need a larger volunteer base in order to accomplish our goals.
During 2012, we received charitable status from Canada Revenue Agency and can now issue tax deductible receipts for cash donations received.
What you can do
You can help by becoming a volunteer or by donating gifts of food and gently used clothing or money to support our efforts. And, we are looking for new members who want to help us do God's work. If you would like to become a member, or want more information, please contact Lynn Paterson at [email protected] or drop in on Sunday morning after Mass to help make sandwiches.
CALL TO ACTION!
We Need Your Help!
Our St. Vincent Society is operating on a very limited income to support our ministry of outreach to the needy, the hungry, and the marginalized. The cost of this ministry is almost double the income from outright donations, and the poor box at the back of the church. While the monthly reverse collection soliciting food items is a gentle nudge from the spirit inviting all of us to participate in this effort to prevent any child or family going to bed with an empty belly we wish to draw your attention to how important your food and financial donations are.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul: We want to thank you for all of your help in support of our reverse and poor box collections; and for considering monthly support of our food bags. In addition to these, here are other ways you can help:
1: Make a cash donation. We can provide a tax deductible receipt for cash donations and grocery gift cards. If you purchase a gift card from Sacred Heart School and donate it to SSVP, we can give you a tax deductible receipt and it benefits both organizations
2: Spring Cleaning your pantry? Help us by donating food items. We are always in need of rice , pasta, pork and beans, canned soup, canned vegetables ,tuna, etc.( as long as they are not out dated ). If this interests you and you need help to bring the items in, please call 250-392-6421.
3: Spring cleaning your closet? We can always use donations of clean used clothing and foot wear for the people we serve. Items can be dropped off at the church basement; please label SSVP.
4: Vegetable Seeds. We are planting a garden to help the people help themselves. We are looking for viable seed for carrots, radishes, lettuce, spinach, bush beans and seed potatoes. We hope to plant the second or third week of May. If you wish to donate seed call 250-392-6421 or place them in a bag and drop them in our SSVP box in the Church lobby.
Thank you for your compassion, your generosity and your spirit. St. Vincent Society is only able to operate because of you!
The Sacred Heart Conference
of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul