SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic society, founded in the Catholic Church in France by Blessed Frederick Ozanam to seek out and assist the poor. Our call is to “Go Out the Poor” to support and assist them in their physical, spiritual, or social needs. No work of Christian charity is beyond the scope of the society.

The aim of St. Vincent de Paul Society is to bear witness to the faith in the exercise of true charity, development of charitable projects and of social justice. Volunteers do home visits within the parish boundaries to the needy. In addition, St. Vincent de Paul Society organizes toy drives, giving trees etc., during the Christmas season when the poor feel especially vulnerable and depressed.

We have regular meetings at the parish, the first and Third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm and you are most welcome to join us in our mission.

For information or to assist, please contact us by leaving a message at 250-762-2577.

Our mission

To live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.

Our Values

The Mission of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul implies that as Vincentians, we:

  • See Christ in anyone;
  • Come together as a family;
  • Have personal contact with the poor;
  • Help in all possible ways.
  • Our Logo

  • The fish is the symbol of Christianity and, in this case, represents the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.
  • The eye of the fish is the vigilant eye of God seeking to help the poor in our midst.
  • The crossing at the tail or the tie-knot represents unity and oneness among members and also the union with the poor.
  • The circle bounding the logo signifies the global or worldwide stature of the SSVP, an international Society.
  • The words "Serpiens in spe" mean to "To serve in hope", the hope that comes from Our Lord Jesus Christ.