The Society of

Saint Vincent de Paul

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, and joy."

 

The Society's Conference at St. Peter's Cathedral provides outreach services within the parish boundaries to those in need.  Vouchers for food, clothing, and housewares are provided through visits to our neighbours' homes throughout the year.  We also offer a listening and attentive ear and provide information regarding resources available in our community.

 

These services are available through the generous financial assistance of the parishioners of St. Peter's Cathedral and the support of the Cathedral Rector, Fr. Jim Mockler.  For these reasons, we have no administrative overhead and all donations are directed to those in need.

I want to volunteer as a member of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

 

If you are interested in joining us in the work of this ministry and becoming a Vincentian, please refer to the attachment below outlining the ministry description, requirements and commitments and the scheduling of meeting and visits involved in this important work with the poor. For more information or to volunteer, we invite you to email us at stpeters@ssvp.com .

SSVP Volunteer Description

Click here

 

I need assistance from the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

 

In order to receive assistance from the SSVP at St. Peter's, you must live within our service boundaries.

 

Click here for an interactive map of our service boundaries.

 

Calls requesting assistance may be made to the Saint Vincent de Paul voicemail box at St. Peter's Cathedral parish office anytime at 519.432.3475 x333.  When you call, please leave the following information:

 

- First name and family name (please spell both)

- Address and apartment number; buzzer number if applicable

- Telephone number where you may be reached or a message may be left for you

- Number of people permanently residing at the address

- Items required (food voucher, SSVP store voucher, or a single LTC bus ticket)

 

The St. Peter's SSVP can visit a household once every 3 months and visits are made by 2 volunteers. We are currently providing this service on Tuesday afternoons, between the hours of 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

You may also find assistance by visiting the

Community Services Directory for London and Middlesex,

www.informationlondon.ca

or by calling 211.