Once again, our parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SSVP) will be providing Christmas
assistance to families-in-need within our community. Awareness of maintaining each person’s
dignity is always our priority. Food insecurities and the increases in food costs continue to be
foremost in the minds of many of our families.
It is our aim this Christmas season to offer a gift of assistance once again with a food voucher
that will allow families to provide a special Christmas meal for their loved ones. Please consider
assisting our neighbouring families-in-need through a financial donation to our Christmas
Hunger never sleeps and so we also welcome your generous financial donations to the Annual
Collection. Your continued support of this SSVP drive provides financial assistance for the entire
upcoming year to our neighbours-in-need.
Donations to both the Christmas and Annual campaigns can be made by cash, cheque (payable
to Society of St. Vincent de Paul) or via the on-line portal accessible through our SSVP link on
the parish website under Outreach Ministries, or at https://Canadahelps.org/en/dn/53987.
We will have a Vincentian in the foyer to gratefully accept your donations before and after
masses on the weekends of November 18/19 and November 25/26. Please ensure
that envelopes (which will be provided) are clearly noted as “Christmas Gifts Collection to
Families” or “Annual SSVP Collection” along with your name and address.
Our goal this Christmas season is to be able to assist over 125 families in our community.
Donations outside of this window can always be dropped off at the church office during their
hours of operation. Please note that tax receipts will be issued for donations to SSVP greater
than $20 if you have provided your name and address.
God’s blessings to each of you for your ongoing generosity and support during this challenging
year through your poor-box donations and most especially during this Christmas season.