Society of St. Vincent de Paul | Holy Family

Our Mission

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

Our meetings are open to all interested adults and are the first Saturday of each month at 9AM.

Who are we?

Founded in 1833, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is an international lay organization, united in the mission to serve persons in need. In Canada alone, the SSVP helps more than 350,000 people each year. We provide material support in the form of non-perishable food, clothes, household items and furniture to individuals and families across the country. Whether in their homes, on the street, in shelters, in hospitals or in prison, our work knows no boundaries. The Society also provides assistance to refugees, immigrants, and northern communities. 

Our founding activity, still practiced today, is the Home Visit. Through these visits, our members, known as Vincentians, establish personal relationships with persons in need by offering material assistance, as well as friendship and understanding.

The SSVP is an international lay organization, founded in Paris in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric
Ozanam
and his friends under the patronage of Saint Vincent de Paul.

“Charity is the Samaritan who pours oil on the wounds of the traveler who has been attacked. It is justice’s role to prevent the attack.”

Blessed Frédéric Ozanam

Our meetings are open to all interested adults and are the first Saturday of each month at 9AM. (twice monthly September to December).

For more information or inquiries, email Sharon Wright Evans, president at holyfamily@ssvplondon.com or call 519-472-0057, ext’n # 2.

 VALUES

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

●see Christ in anyone who suffers;

●come together as a family;

●have personal contact with the poor;

●help in all possible ways.