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. J. Mockler. For these reasons, we have no administrative overhead and all donations are directed to those in need.
The Latest Information
During the month of April, six teams from your St. Vincent de Paul Society made 58 calls to 75 of the poor in our midst. Food vouchers worth $2910 were distributed as well as 22 vouchers for furniture and clothing. This was only possible because of your prayers and financial contributions-both are greatly appreciated.
Volunteers are needed to help both to make weekly calls and to work at the store on York St. Please call 519-434-5235 for more information.
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. To volunteer, call: 519.434.5235
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.
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. Visits are made to households by 2 volunteers every Tuesday, between the hours of 3:00pm to 7:30pm.
If you are not within our boundaries, you may contact the Catholic parish that looks after your area and ask for the SSVP there.
You may also find assistance by visiting the
Community Services Directory for London and Middlesex,
or by calling 211.