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The work of the Society

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.

Volunteers needed

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.  

Charitable Status

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 or drop in on Sunday morning after Mass to help make sandwiches.  

The Sacred Heart Isolated Conference of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a thriving ministry dedicated to helping and loving the poor. Since social distancing requirements of COVID 19 we have had to adjust our delivery. Each Sunday we now provide a bagged lunch in the park to those in need. The lunch consists of sandwiches, juice, fruit and a treat. On Mondays we provide a modest bag of food consisting of beans, pasta, rice, soup, sugar, etc. We are only able to provide these items through the generous donation of the community and our parishioners. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

SOCIETY OF SAINT 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. Applicants 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 contact Lynn Paterson at

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